CNN’s Chris Cuomo inexplicably claimed Monday that GOP Rep. Sean Duffy was too “motivated by politics” while citing a Democrat political candidate as unbiased.
CNN’s “New Day” had Rep. Duffy on to discuss the federal indictment against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Duffy urged the cohosts not to lose focus on investigations into the Clintons, and said he would reserve too much judgment on the seriousness of the Manafort indictment until he knew what the charges were.
“We should look at all of Russia’s involvement,” Duffy said. “It’s serious for [Manafort] and as a Republican congressman I look forward to seeing what the charges are and how serious it is and does it bleed into the campaign of Donald Trump.”
Cuomo dinged Duffy after the interview, stating, “Duffy would be a lot more upset if he was as curious about these charges as he is about Hillary Clinton and the dossier, I’ll tell you that right now.”
“So let’s bring in some people who aren’t gonna be motivated by politics on this,” Cuomo said.
Cuomo’s statement immediately rang hollow when he revealed the next panel would include a Democrat candidate for attorney general in Illinois.
Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti just announced on Thursday that he was throwing his hat in the ring for the Democratic nomination for AG. Mariotti said he hopes as AG to “check” and “stop” Trump from “taking away our rights and misusing his power.” POLITICO describes him as an “anti-Trump pundit.”
So according to CNN, a Republican congressman is too “motivated by politics,” while a Democratic candidate for elected office is apparently an unbiased source focused on “what we now know as fact.”