Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer entered into a spirited debate with MSBNC’s Kate Snow Monday afternoon.
On Saturday, Spicer sparred with CNN’s Michael Smerconish over the validity of reports the Russian government influenced the outcome of the 2016 election, and he doubled-down on his defense on Monday. (VIDEO: RNC Spokesman Slams WaPo, NYT Reports)
“There are a lot of Democrats who are pushing this and are clearly bitter that they lost an election that they thought they’re going to win,” Spicer flatly stated. “Donald Trump hit a nerve with the American people and you speak to the voice of the American people and win resoundingly in a way that all of you folks in the media did not get a shot of winning.”
“It is time to realize that Donald Trump won this election big time, and we need to move on.”
Snow pushed back against Spicer’s claim, pointing to “Republican senators saying this needs to be investigated on behalf of the American people.”
“There is a difference between them attempting to hack something or having a discernible attempt and their ability to change the outcome,” Spicer responded. “There is no question that they did not change the outcome.”
“We have a bunch of unnamed sources from three letter agencies, and somehow we are supposed to take that as gospel of truth. all the conclusions were predicated on the fact that the RNC was hacked,” he continued. “The argument was the intelligence agencies said that the outcome was such based on the fact that the RNC was hacked and it does call into question the intelligence and the conclusions they came to.”