(National Sentinel) Smackdown: Former GOP Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming had some choice words for CNN‘s Alisyn Camerota and the rest of the Trump-hating, Democrat-aligned “establishment” media: Find a new job. Oh, and “leave people alone.”
During a telephone interview with the host, Camerota played Simpson a clip of Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah commending POTUS Donald Trump and saying he has no interest in what special counsel Robert Mueller’s eventual report will say.
“Well, I don’t want to get into that kind of stuff. I can tell you one thing that would solve everything. Now, you want to hear this. Every U.S. senator who goes to the Judiciary Committee should have a full FBI investigation from birth until they go on the committee. That will take care of a lot of this crap,” Simpson said.
He then added that it was pointless to dredge up every politician’s past and use it as a battering ram against them, telling Camerota doing so was like picking “old scabs.”
“You don’t go back into the life beyond,” he said. “When I was … 18, I was on federal probation for shooting mailboxes. I fought a cop. I got thrown in the clink. … Let it play out. Orrin — I care deeply for. I care deeply for [former Vice President] Joe Biden. I loved them all. And I got along with them all and we made it work. So, if you want to pick old scabs, you better pick a new guy to get on the show.”
He also expressed anger at a new movie coming out called “The Front Runner,” starring Hugh Jackman as former presidential candidate Gary Hart.
The movie details Hart’s alleged extramarital affairs.
“Now we have to watch a movie on Gary Hart. If that ain’t picking an old scab, you tell me what it is. I worked with him. We worked on nuclear regulation matters. We were good. We were friends. Picking an old scab — ‘Chappaquiddick.’ Good. Go back and pick an old scab,” he said.
“Go back and look into Professor [Anita] Hill and [Supreme Court Justice] Clarence Thomas,” he added. “Why don’t you leave people alone and go find some new work?”