As the Jussie Smollett "attack" is looking more and more like a class-4 felony hoax, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) quietly deleted a tweet sympathetic to the Empire actor who claimed that he was assaulted, in what Pelosi uncritically described as a "racist, homophobic attack." It had over 100,000 "likes" and 21,000 retweets.
Unfortunately for Nancy, the internet never forgets.
Pelosi is just one snowflake in an avalanche of liberals who accepted Smollett's bizarre story without so much as questioning the logic behind two Trump supporters, who watch Empire, out at 2 a.m. in a wealthy Chicago enclave, who not only recognized Smollett - but knew he was gay, and happened to be packing a bleach-like substance and a noose (in "MAGA Country).
The Speaker of the House wasn't alone in her uncritical support of Smollett - who faces up to three years in prison if charged and found guilty of filing a false police report.
If Jussie Smollett’s Attack was a Hoax, He Could Be In Some Serious Legal Trouble.— Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) February 17, 2019
In Illinois, filing a false police report is a class 4 felony, punishable by up to three years in prison and fines up to $25,000: Law & Crime. #JussieSmollett https://t.co/7dENq01KfU
As the Daily Caller's Kerry Pickett notes, 2020 Democratic contenders Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Corey Booker (D-NJ) have yet to delete their tweets.
Booker - another kneejerk snowflake in the avalanche of MAGA-hate, called the Smollett "attack" a "modern day lynching."
The vicious attack on actor Jussie Smollett was an attempted modern-day lynching. I'm glad he's safe.— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) January 29, 2019
To those in Congress who don't feel the urgency to pass our Anti-Lynching bill designating lynching as a federal hate crime– I urge you to pay attention. https://t.co/EwXFxl5f2m
Harris parroted Booker 90 minutes later, also calling it a "modern day lynching."
.@JussieSmollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 29, 2019
This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate.
Oddly, quickdraw Booker seems be taking his sweet time time figuring out what he thinks of the Smollett situation now that his two Nigerian friends have apparently flipped on the Empire star and accused him of paying them to stage the attack - practicing beforehand and purchasing the rope and red hats used in the "MAGA Country" attack.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) refuses to comment until the facts come out on the allegations that Jussie Smollett orchestrated the attack— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 17, 2019
When the story first broke, Booker didn't wait for the facts, he immediately called it "an attempted modern-day lynching"pic.twitter.com/9zKLUi2mBB
The "Democratic party's rising star," Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has also left her Smollett tweet up, hanging there.
Who else went off half-cocked over Smollett's unbelievable encounter?
And many, many more.
Or just delete it?