If there is one thing the Biden Administration will not tolerate, it questions the legitimacy of electoral results. Maybe they’ll be willing to accept it if the election results favor a Republican candidate.
Cameron Cawthorne of Fox News has the following report: The new communications director for Vice President Kamala Harris has repeatedly stated on Twitter that his former boss, Al Gore, won the 2000 presidential election and that President George W. Bush was an “illegitimate” president, according to the Washington Post. In a surprise announcement last week, Jamal Simmons, a longtime Democratic operative and political analyst, was named the vice president’s replacement for Ashley Etienne, who left the vice president’s office last month with other staffers.
Between 2012 and 2021, Simmons frequently tweeted about how he feels Bush “stole” the 2000 election from Vice President Al Gore. “Illegitimate,” Simmons, who worked as the deputy communications director for the Gore-Lieberman presidential campaign, said of Bush’s first term in office. Well, what can I say? Isn’t this kind of talk potentially dangerous? Is it even toxic? It certainly doesn’t belong anywhere near the White House. That much is certain!
Some people are now defending Simmons by pointing out that Cawthorne’s article includes tweets in which Simmons expresses his continued respect for the president’s office. On the other hand, Simmons continues to believe that Al Gore was cheated out of the presidency in 2000, so his gestures of respect are ultimately meaningless.