Trump Jr: Dems guilty of 'projection' in criticizing GOP oversight efforts

February 12, 2023

As the new Republican House majority continues to probe a whole host of hot topics of concern, high-profile Democrats have blasted the efforts as little more than the wasteful pursuit of conspiracy theories, but according to Donald Trump Jr, such criticisms are an exercise in projection, as Newsmax reports.

That observation came during Trump Jr.'s Friday appearance on Rob Schmitt Tonight, and the son of former President Donald Trump pulled no punches in describing the liberals' modus operandi.

Classic projection

Trump Jr. took specific aim at Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), who has been a vocal detractor of newly created Judiciary and Oversight Committee sub-panels charged with probing various aspects of the Biden administration.

Pointing out the hypocrisy he detects in Raskin's words of disapproval, Trump Jr. noted, “Jamie Raskin, the clown himself, was one of the original election deniers back in 2016.”

Putting the situation into historical context, Trump Jr. opined, “But again, the projection he's talking about: It's the Clinton playbook.”

“It's the Democrat playbook for decades. It's Saul Alinsky 'Rules for Radicals,'” Trump Jr. said. “Accuse them of doing all the things that you're doing.”

Do as we say...

A particularly egregious recent example of the Democrats “do as we say, not as we do” approach to governing, according to Trump Jr., was their reaction to Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's decision to boot Reps. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Adam Schiff from the Intelligence Committee.

Swalwell was targeted for removal due to his reported prior personal entanglement with a Chinese spy, while Schiff was ousted for the falsehoods and misrepresentations he repeatedly made to the American people over the Trump—Russia collusion narrative.

“They're outraged that we would throw a clown like Eric Swalwell off an Intelligence Committee when he was sleeping with a Chinese spy.”

The former president's son further opined that Democrats' protestations are not founded in any kind of higher principle, but rather “[t]hey're just upset that they're caught.”

What's good for the goose...

As The Hill has reported, Democrats and Republicans clashed over the legitimacy of stripping committee seats from Swalwell and Schiff, but members of the GOP majority have fired back that they are simply following the precedent set by former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in the last Congress.

In early 2021, Pelosi and House Democrats voted to oust Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from her committee roles due to their belief that she had aligned with conspiracy theorists and advocated for violence against fellow legislators, also kicking Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) off of his committees due to his posting of a controversial video on social media.

When asked by unabashed Democrat ally and MSNBC host Joy Reid whether McCarthy's moves stemmed from simple vengeance, Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) pointedly referenced prior precedent by saying succinctly, “No, if you want to change the rules, then we'll live by your rules.”

That someone like Reid would even ask the aforementioned question at the seeming behest of Democrat elites was something on which Trump Jr. also indirectly opined on Friday, saying, “The problem is the machine is so big: the media, Big Tech. The lengths that they will go to protect these traitors – in my mind, without question, right? – is unfathomable,” and that is a viewpoint with which it is difficult to disagree.

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