Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., is back in the news and making more outrageous claims about her Republican colleagues on Capitol Hill.
As you might recall, last week we brought you the audio of Rep. Sanchez explaining to MSNBC's Ed Schultz how Republicans "don't love this country." Today, she was back on the air at MSNBC -- this time claiming that GOP House members have confided in her (ha!) that their own party is trying to destroy the economy just to make President Obama look bad:
How many different accounts can Rep. Sanchez tie up into one little lie? Let us count them:
1."I've heard my own colleagues on the Republican side say, 'We just want to make Obama look so bad, we don't care how bad the economy gets.'"
You've heard them say that?
2. "Yes... They've said that behind closed doors to me."
Who is saying that, congresswoman?
3. "Well, you know, I'm not... you know, these are actual friends on the other side who've said this is what's happening in [their] conference, in their groupings when they're meeting."
In other words, no one is saying this.
Sanchez is accusing GOP House members of purposefully sabotaging the economy for political gains -- that's QUITE an accusation. IF she knew of a single Republican who'd been saying such things, why wouldn't she expose them on national television?
Luckily for her, the MSNBC anchor doesn't demand names like any good reporter would. At the very least, the anchor should've come back with a follow-up to clarify. From the sounds of it, Sanchez hasn't actually heard this from a Republican; instead, an unnamed source has told her that this is what's being said by another unnamed source.
Yep, just another airtight conspiratorial accusation from a desperate Democrat.