GOP Lawmaker Says ‘Enough’ With Trump, Defends The Media After Constant Attacks From The President
Republican Senator Jerry Moran has had enough of Donald Trump attacking the free press. During a town hall in Kansas on Thursday, Moran said the media had an important role to play in a democracy.
“The media, they have a job to perform. My circumstances as a representative has been so many instances in which the media has found corruption, mistakes, errors, bad government and their reporting is what allows members of Congress to then find the information to pursue an issue,” Moran said.
“Yes, the media says things that aren’t always appealing to all of us, but the media’s role is an important one,” he added.
Moran’s defense comes in response to his fellow Republican, Maine Governor Paul LePage, who proudly said he made up stories to confuse the media.
LePage told WGAN-AM on Thursday: “I just love to sit in my office and make up ways so they’ll write these stupid stories because they are just so stupid, it’s awful.”
LePage seemed to be following in Trump’s footstep of attacking the media for doing their job.
Trump has constantly had it out for every news outlet that hasn’t agreed with him. Lately he has been attacking CNN and “Morning Joe” hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.
On Thursday, during his speech in Poland, Trump attacked CNN and U.S. intelligence after being asked a question about Russia’s interference with the 2016 U.S presidential election.
Moran added at the town hall meeting: “The things that are said in so many instances on Twitter are offensive. They diminish the chances of finding common ground. I believe that God made each one of us in this room, therefore who am I to dismiss, to diminish the value of what someone would say, in rude and insolent ways?”