October 18, 2022

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) debated Trump-endorsed J.D. Vance on Monday for the last time before Election Day. I'm not sure that it matters to Republican voters that Vance has a blank political resumé since they voted for Trump, who also had zero political experience before they handed him the keys to the White House. Vance is good at being wrong; and he definitely lacks the empathy gene. So, yeah, he's a MAGA Republican.

Via the Daily Kos:

One such exchange came towards the end of the night when Ryan tried to hammer home that Vance, regardless of what you believe about political parties, has such low standards of both ethics and intelligence that it would be criminal to allow him to become a U.S. senator.

Ryan reminded the audience that it is this very same Vance who has openly and publicly said that Alex Jones—a man who just recently and deservedly was hit with almost $1 billion in compensatory damages because of how brutally, irresponsibly, and greedily he promoted the lie that the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012 was a hoax—is a "reputable source of information." That Alex Jones.

Vance's response to this statement by Ryan was to say, and I quote, "This is a complete fabrication." Ryan told him to stop lying since there's a trail of receipts that people on the internets will find and put out there. "It'll be like 30 minutes, and we're all going to know you're lying."

Well, that did happen, and Meidas Touch did their magic on a video clip to splice in Vance gushing over Alex Jones. And why is Vance calling himself an elite? I thought conservatives hated elites even though Trump is an elitist grifter and Vance is a lying elitist. At least Vance said one true thing. I'll bet those receipts hurt, J.D., don't they?

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