Tuesday's HOT MIC
I really like the cut of Ari Fleischer's jib. He won't let this go.
For those of you keeping score, the seven "Farrakhan-linked" members are Deputy Chair of the DNC Rep. Keith Ellison, and Reps Maxine Waters, Barbra Lee, Danny Davis, Andre Carson, Gregory Meeks and Al Green.
According to The Journal, Ellison attended the event in New York in 2013. Both Farrakhan and Iranian President Hassan Rohani were present. Ellison had praised Farrakhan in the past, but repudiated him during his first Congressional run in 2006.
When the issue came up in 2016, Ellison accused his critics of "smearing" him and called reports of his connection to Farrakhan "bad reporting," and a distraction. "We're talking about something that happened in 1995," he said, referring to an oped he'd written praising the anti-Semitic extremist.
I guess he'd forgotten about the private dinner in 2013.