As Twitchy readers know, Jake Tapper allegedly tried to talk GOP candidate Sean Parnell out of running against Conor Lamb, which many have said should be considered election interference. Seems the day this story broke, Jake was âobsessivelyâ texting Parnell to get him to make a statement dismissing the scandalous DM.
ââI was with Sean the day one of these stories broke. Tapper was blowing up his phone like an obsessed lunatic,â theÂ source close to Parnell said.â
CNNâs Jake Tapper pestered GOP candidate Sean Parnell for statement dismissing scandalous DM: sourcehttps://t.co/YD3jfoC3MV
â Joseph A. Wulfsohn (@JosephWulfsohn) September 14, 2020
From Fox News:
CNNâsÂ Jake TapperÂ has been pesteringÂ Republican congressional candidateÂ Sean ParnellÂ to issue aÂ jointÂ statement with him, asÂ the âState of the Unionâ anchorÂ triesÂ to clean up the mess he created byÂ attemptingÂ to talk Parnell out of runningÂ forÂ a Western Pennsylvania House seat, according to multiple sources.
TapperÂ tried to convince Parnell not to run againstÂ incumbentÂ DemocratÂ Rep. Conor LambÂ last year, suggesting that the U.S. ArmyÂ combat veteranÂ would be better off running in a saferÂ district for Republicans. ButÂ Parnell didnât take his advice and is challenging Lamb in the critical district.
That doesnât sound like someone who doesnât think they did anything wrong, you know?
Not a great look, Jake.
â KARMA â¯ SISTAÂ®ï¸ (@KarmaCafe2017) September 14, 2020
This would be the news nonstop for days â¦ maybe weeks.
Richard Grenell thinks Tapper is acting like âpolitical operativesâ do pic.twitter.com/oOwonFhAhV
â Brian Flood (@briansflood) September 14, 2020
Tapper certainly isn’t the only one.
â ryuge (@0ryuge) September 14, 2020
Sir Richard is correct.
â Kambree (@KamVTV) September 14, 2020
Parnell is quoted in the article:
âWell, I typically donât make it a habit of talking about personal conversations, but I will tell youâ¦ back in October, I told Jake I had little interest in runningÂ in a safe Republican seat. Why would I run against one of my future Republican colleagues, that I consider friends, and theyâre doing a good job,â ParnellÂ told Levin. âI told him I had little interest in the status quo, and my mission is to take back the House, to take the gavel away from Nancy Pelosi, and give the power in this country back to the people. Ultimately, I wanted to give the people of Western Pennsylvania a voice in their political destinies because right now they donât have one.â
Parnell added, âThatâs what I told Jake back in October and my stance on it hasnât really changed.â
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