GOP Congressman Deletes Unbelievably Dumb Post About CNN

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Apparently lacking a fundamental understanding of how television works, Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) on Thursday confidently blared on Twitter that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi allowed CNN to broadcast its Jan. 6 committee hearings coverage from the floor of the Capitol.

“In case you forgot the sham #January6thcommitteehearings are purely for TV ratings,” Steube wrote in a since-deleted tweet, “Pelosi let The Communist News Network build a full TV set where Abraham Lincoln’s desk once stood.”

The screenshot attached to Steube’s tweet showed CNN anchor Jake Tapper interviewing former Mike Pence aides Alyssa Farah Griffin and Olivia Troye shortly before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riots convened for hearings focused on the ways in which former President Donald Trump pressured his veep to overturn the 2020 election.

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