This time, courtesy of the Progressive-Democrats in the House of Representatives. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Congressman Elijah Cummings (D, MD), as part of their whining about the Republican majority in the House
…cited a tweet purportedly from [ex-National Security Advisor Michael (Lt Gen, USA, Ret)] Flynn that said, “I feel it is unfair that I have been made the sole scapegoat for what happened.”
Which Cummings proceeded to emphasize, with Pelosi chiming in.
CUMMINGS: Madam Leader, just this morning, Flynn tweeted, and this is a quote, “scapegoat,” end of quote. Scapegoat. He basically described himself as a scapegoat.
PELOSI: I have a tweet, I’m going to make, I’m telling my staff right now—it’s not scapegoat, it’s stonewall, and that’s exactly what the Republicans in Congress are doing.
Except the tweet being so enthusiastically touted was a fake. There followed, then, this:
Both offices later acknowledged the mistake. Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill acknowledged that Pelosi inadvertently cited tweets from a fake account. Cummings issued his correction on Twitter: “Yes, sorry, to correct the record—just learned like many others that the Flynn tweet this morning was fake.”
Notice that. Pelosi didn’t apologize for her smear; she didn’t do anything. She hid behind her spokesman, who did nothing more than acknowledge a “mistake.” Cummings had the integrity to speak for himself, but he didn’t apologize for his role in the smear, either. He just expressed regret for needing to “correct the record.” Not a syllable of apology.