During his tenure at MSNBC, sports-journalist-turned-political-commentator Keith Olbermann was known for launching emotional tirades against President Donald Trump and his supporters. And based on his latest comments, it seems that old habits die hard.
As reported by Fox News, Olbermann said in a video posted to YouTube on Thursday that Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, should be “prosecuted and convicted and removed from our society” — and she’s not the only one.
Leftist pundit trashes Trump, allies
During his rambling, 14-minute-long video, the angry left-wing commentator mentioned Barrett among a list of Trump allies who he wants to see behind bars.
“[The president] and his enablers, and his supporters, and his collaborators,” Olbermann said, according to Fox, “and the [Sen.] Mike Lees and the [Attorney General] William Barrs…and the Mike Pences, and the Rudy Giulianis and the Kyle Rittenhouses and the Amy Coney Barretts must be prosecuted and convicted and removed from our society while we try to rebuild it and to rebuild the world Trump has destroyed by turning it over to a virus.”
Trump first announced last month that he would be nominating Barrett to the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Leftists have taken aim at the federal judge and mom of seven since the news first broke, and it didn’t help matters when President Trump and a number of other attendees tested positive for the coronavirus less than a week after Barrett’s nomination ceremony at the White House. But that’s not the only thing Olbermann took issue with Thursday.
Olbermann also attempted in his YouTube video to associate President Trump with a recent plot to kidnap Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, calling the president an “unindicted co-conspirator,” Fox noted.
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Whitmer herself has tried to suggest that Trump shares some culpability for the plan, arguing that he has provided “oxygen to the bigotry and hate we see on the march in our country.”
“Even the president last night in his tweetstorm won’t stop attacking me, and I think that it’s creating a very dangerous situation — not just for me but for people in leadership roles who are trying to save lives all across this country,” she told ABC News on Friday.
“Each time he has tweeted about me, each time that he has said ‘liberate Michigan’ and said I should negotiate with the very people who are arrested because they’re ‘good people,’ that incites more domestic terror,” Whitmer added.
The alleged ringleader of the plot, Brandon Caserta, has made clear that he is no fan of the president, however, and video footage has emerged in which he can be seen calling Trump “a tyrant,” according to the New York Post.
Of course, that’s not stopping Olbermann from perpetuating the narrative — along with any others that may paint President Trump in a bad light. “You didn’t really think I was going to sit out this election, did you?” he said in his Thursday video, according to Fox.