Cuomo: Racist Republicans Now GOP-Q, AOC Had a War Experience


CNN Prime Time host Chris “Fredo” Cuomo had made it no secret that he suffered from what he called “COVID brain,” a condition he said affects some of his mental processes (an alleged lingering symptom of his coronavirus affliction). This “COVID brain” must have been acting up real bad Thursday as he viciously lashed out Republicans, accusing them of voting to become the “GOP-Q” party, and asserting that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) experienced something akin to an IED explosion in Iraq.

Turns out the GOP is pro-diversity after all,” he sneered at the top of his show, pushing the lie that Republicans were racist. “They voted overwhelmingly today to become the GOP-Q, adding a wing dedicated to the advancement of Qanon kooks who chose to believe that my Jewish family is shooting lasers at us from space; and that even more are drinking the blood of babies.”

While he was desperately trying to use the craziness of freshman Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) to smear the entire Republican Party, he never cared that Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) pushed blood libel against his “Jewish family.” And in 2019, Democrats watered down a resolution condemning anti-Semitism to protect her, with no outrage from Cuomo.

At one point, he flipped out at Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) and seemed to accuse her of selling out. “Very notably, Liz Cheney was among the 199 who voted to keep the Qanon rep. on her committees. I guess that was the price of Cheney staying in power. But what a price to pay,” he chided. He also had his producers start a non-stop, on-screen box to show his viewers images of which Republicans he wanted to be targeted.

 

 

Cuomo’s roid-rage was really pumping a few minutes later when he claimed Republicans had never condemned the Capitol riot, which is a lie, and suggested they would never support a black person, also a lie:

But let’s be honest. You’ve not seen many Republicans talking much about the sixth, have you? Think for a moment. You see any teary addresses, people standing up and swearing their lifeblood to go against those who tried to destroy the rest– no, no. Certainly not like they did when there was violence and protests about race. I wonder why? I wonder if the Qanon lady would get such support if she was a black person.

What a sicko.

Fredo’s mental condition seemed to get worse during the handoff with CNN Tonight host Don Lemon when he tried to equate Ocasio-Cortez’s experience in the Cannon House Office Building to his time in Iraq.

The story that I’m telling you about is when I got blown up in Iraq with my cameraman on this MP mission that we were with, with the military police in Gazaliyah, south of Baghdad,” he declared. “Here’s my point. You go after AOC for her fear, saying it was illegitimate, she was in the adjacent building, you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about.”

He then recounted how he was embedded with military MPs when an IED went off (Click “expand”):

CUOMO: Why am I using my experience? Because when we were on that patrol and they stopped us by these bodies and this captain was explaining to me they’re often weaponized, and people started firing at us. A lot of fire. They detonated the bodies, it blew over the Humvee in front of us, people were screaming, all this gunfire was all over the place. Don, I swear, I thought I was —

DON LEMON: You were going to die?

CUOMO: — a dead man. I was haunted for weeks after that. I heard the screaming, I heard shouts of pain, gunfire. I couldn’t move because of the position we were in after the explosion. And I thought somebody was going to stick their weapon in the turret, circular fire, and it was over. My cameraman Bartley Price and I were looking at each other and we thought it was over. Okay?

“We were wrong. The voices I heard were our troops communicating, killing the insurgents, calling in tank fire, and controlling the whole situation. But they couldn’t talk to me because they were busy,” he added. Of course, Lemon agreed: “It’s the same with this.”

“COVID brain” seemed like one doozy of an affliction. This is CNN.

 

The transcript is below, click “expand” to read:

CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time
February 4, 2021
9:00:04 p.m. Eastern

CHRIS CUOMO: Turns out the GOP is pro-diversity after all. They voted overwhelmingly today to become the GOP-Q, adding a wing dedicated to the advancement of Qanon kooks who chose to believe that my Jewish family is shooting lasers at us from space; and that even more are drinking the blood of babies.

199 Republicans voting to uphold conspiracies tonight over the truth. 199. Only 11 Republicans would not defend the indefensible. Voting with 219 Democrats in an open vote, not a secret ballot like that Cheney nonsense last night.

So, the Qanon kook won’t be on the committees but she clearly has the warm embrace of the GOP-Q.

Very notably, Liz Cheney was among the 199 who voted to keep the Qanon rep. on her committees. I guess that was the price of Cheney staying in power. But what a price to pay. You have the guts to vote your conscience and impeach the President for inciting the January 6 insurrection, but you vote to keep important committee assignments with a Qanon person? A group all over the ugliest acts of that day.

(…)

CUOMO: But let’s be honest. You’ve not seen many Republicans talking much about the sixth, have you? Think for a moment. You see any teary addresses, people standing up and swearing their lifeblood to go against those who tried to destroy the rest– no, no. Certainly not like they did when there was violence and protests about race. I wonder why? I wonder if the Qanon lady would get such support if she was a black person.

(…)

CNN Tonight
10:00:54 p.m. Eastern

CUOMO: The story that I’m telling you about is when I got blown up in Iraq with my cameraman on this MP mission that we were with, with the military police in Gazaliyah, south of Baghdad.

Here’s my point. You go after AOC for her fear, saying it was illegitimate, she was in the adjacent building, you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about. She knew she was under attack, she was running, she heard people saying where is she, where is she? She didn’t know who those people were.

Why am I using my experience? Because when we were on that patrol and they stopped us by these bodies and this captain was explaining to me they’re often weaponized, and people started firing at us. A lot of fire. They detonated the bodies, it blew over the Humvee in front of us, people were screaming, all this gunfire was all over the place. Don, I swear, I thought I was —

DON LEMON: You were going to die?

CUOMO: — a dead man. I was haunted for weeks after that. I heard the screaming, I heard shouts of pain, gunfire. I couldn’t move because of the position we were in after the explosion. And I thought somebody was going to stick their weapon in the turret, circular fire, and it was over. My cameraman Bartley Price and I were looking at each other and we thought it was over. Okay?

We were wrong. The voices I heard were our troops communicating, killing the insurgents, calling in tank fire and controlling the whole situation. But they couldn’t talk to me because they were busy.

LEMON: So, how — how would you know it? It’s the same with this. And here’s the thing — First up, I’m glad you’re here. I’m glad that didn’t happen.

CUOMO: Changed my life. But I’m glad I’m here.

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