If ‘Election Deniers’ Are Such a Threat, Why Are Dems Supporting GOP Election Deniers?

Susan Jones | September 6, 2022 | 7:17am EDT
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President Joe Biden speaks at a Labor Day event with United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2227 in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania on September 5, 2022. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
President Joe Biden speaks at a Labor Day event with United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2227 in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania on September 5, 2022. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - As President Joe Biden slams "MAGA Republicans" and Donald Trump as "election deniers" who threaten democracy, the Democrat Party is spending millions of dollars to boost the campaigns of so-called Republican election-deniers ahead of the midterm election.

Their goal is to have Democrats in New Hampshire and other states run against Republican candidates viewed as weak.

As CNSNews.com has reported, not all Democrats approve of the strategy. But two Democrats on Sunday gave it a pass.

Dana Bash, host of CNN's "State of the Union," told Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), "there's a national Democratic group, the Senate Majority PAC, spending millions of dollars ahead of next week's New Hampshire primary attacking a moderate candidate, moderate Republican Chuck Morse. He's currently trailing to a far-right election-denier there.

"If election deniers are a threat to democracy, are you OK with your fellow Democrats helping them win their primaries?" Bash asked Murray:

"Well, here's what I know," Murray responded: "Here in my state, I work every day out across my state using my voice, using my ability to talk to people and to work with them on the issues they care about and to tell them where I stand. That's what every candidate needs to do."

Bash cut her off, asking again: "As a Democratic leader, a national leader as well, are you OK with Democrats helping election deniers in Republican primaries like New Hampshire?"

"I believe what Democratic supporters are doing is working to make sure that we have a Democratic majority in the United States Senate and the Congress, so that we can restore the rights of women to make their own health care choices, so that we can continue to fight climate change, so that we can work to continue to put in place the policies that allow this economy to work for the men and women and working families across my state and across the nation," Murray responded.

"OK, that sounded like a 'yes,'" Bash said.

'MAGA agenda has no place in our democracy'

On ABC's "This Week," host Martha Raddatz asked Biden Senior Adviser Keisha Lance Bottoms a similar question:

"The president criticized MAGA Republicans for electing election deniers, yet Democrats are promoting far right candidates in GOP primaries," Bash said.  She asked if Biden should "speak out against members of his party who have boosted these so-called extreme candidates?"

Bottoms responded: "I think what the president will continue to do is encourage people to go out and vote their conscience, whatever their conscience maybe. And what the president will continue to do is what we saw him do just this week, is to remind people of who we are as a country, who we are a nation. We are a nation that--" she started to say.

"So, does he support that?" Raddatz interrupted. "Does he support supporting those extreme candidates?"

"I cannot speak to what the president supports," Bottoms said. "I can speak to what he has said publicly. And what he has said publicly is that we are a nation that values the rule of law, that we are nation of peace, that we are a nation that values a peaceful transition of power and this MAGA agenda has no place in our democracy."

As CNSNews.com has reported, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.), head of the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee, told NBC's "Meet the Press" last month that his job is "to win elections for the Democrats," even if that means supporting pro-Trump Republican candidates perceived to be weak opponents for Democrat candidates.

"The moral imperative is keeping the gavel out of the hands of Kevin McCarthy," Maloney said.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, has criticized the Democrat hypocrisy. He tweeted last week: "If President Biden is truly serious about threats to democracy, then he would condemn the tens of millions Democratic groups have spent promoting extremists threatening democracy. The fact that he won't do so shows this is more posturing from a failed administration."

In his "soul of the nation" speech last week, Biden said, "MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution. They do not believe in the rule of law. They do not recognize the will of the people.

"They refuse to accept the results of a free election. And they’re working right now, as I speak, in state after state to give power to decide elections in America to partisans and cronies, empowering election deniers to undermine democracy itself."

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