House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and her cohort Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) were caught citing a clearly labeled parody account pretending to be resigned security advisor, Mike Flynn.
The original tweets from @GenMikeFlynn, say “While I accept full responsibility for my actions, I feel it is unfair that I have been made the sole scapegoat for what happened. (1/2)… But if a scapegoat is what’s needed for this Administration to continue to take this great nation forward, I am proud to do my duty.”
The account name says “Not Mike Flynn,” yet democrat Nancy Pelosi re-read this tweet at a press conference, before going on a rant about the Trump administration. The tweet was shown to her by Cummings.
She continues to say, “Scapegoat. Do you know what a scapegoat is? That means in a community where people want to absolve themselves of guilt, they get a goat, and they heap all of the ills onto the goat, and then they run the goat out of town. So the inference to be drawn from his statement is that other people have blame that should be shared in all of this.”
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The Washington Free Beacon reported that soon after her press conference, one of Pelosi’s aides reportedly told her the tweet was fake, to which she reacted in disbelief: “What do you mean it’s fake?”
Gen. Flynn resigned Monday following reports that he misled Vice President Mike Pence on discussions he had held with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak before President Donald Trump took office on Jan. 20.
However, reports emerged last week indicating Flynn and Kyslyak discussed sanctions against Russia one month earlier. Those reports contradict denials from VP Pence that the topic never came up in calls between the men.
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Keith Kellogg, Jr. has taken Gen. Flynn’s place as acting national security advisor.