Prominent Democratic leaders keep claiming that Republicans were drinking after they voted to repeal Obamacare, and they are getting called out for it.
Govs. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) and Dannel Malloy (D-CT) both have accused House Republicans of celebratory drinking after they voted to repeal Obamacare, a claim has not been proven, and one that is so outlandish that both MSNBC and CNN called them out on it.
Vice News’ Alexandra Jaffe caught up with the beer delivery person to ask if the delivery was for House Republicans. The delivery person told Jaffe it was not.
Here are the beers. Asked if they were going to a GOP conference meeting & he said "no, different meeting," no further details pic.twitter.com/ugS8oW4kGj
— Alexandra Jaffe (@ajjaffe) May 4, 2017
However, these facts didn’t matter to either McAuliffe or Malloy.
McAuliffe told CNN’s John Berman during an interview on Friday: “What I really found highly offensive is, you know, they all celebrated last night. I read a story they were bringing in pallets and pallets of Bud Light beer that they tried to hide.”
Berman immediately called out McAuliffe, “I think that ended up being not true.”
“Well, I think they did a lot of celebrating last night, John,” McAuliffe retorted.
Later that same day, Malloy appeared on MSNBC and again reiterated this disproven claim.
Malloy told NBC’s Katy Tur that after Republicans had voted to repeal Obamacare, “they rolled out a bunch of Bud Lights so they could have a beer before they went to the White House to pound their chests. This is disgusting.”
Tur immediately called Malloy out on this inaccurate claim, informing him that what he was claiming had not been proven true.
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