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Ben Shapiro Slams Jennifer Rubin for Pushing ‘Thug Tactics’ Against Sarah Sanders

On 'The Ingraham Angle,' conservative commentator calls out the 'life sentence' comment against Trump associates

Even people the mainstream media have propped up as their token “conservatives” have attacked members of President Donald Trump’s administration on a regular basis — and see nothing wrong with it.

Jennifer Rubin, a columnist for The Washington Post, is the latest — she said recently the administration had incited violence against journalists, and that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had earned a “life sentence” of public harassment.

“Sarah Huckabee has no right to live a life of no fuss, no muss, after lying to the press — after inciting against the press,” claimed Rubin over the weekend. “These people should be made uncomfortable, and I think that’s a life sentence, frankly.”

“The Ingraham Angle” unpacked this Monday night. “She is obviously engaged in the endorsement of thug tactics,” Ben Shapiro (shown above right), editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire, told Fox News host Laura Ingraham. “This is the way the Left and some people formerly of the Right have been driven. Jen Rubin is not only a person who endorsed Mitt Romney and pushed very hard for him — just a few years ago she was suggesting that Roe v. Wade needed to be overturned. Now she’s suggesting that any judge who is appointed to the Supreme Court by Trump cannot overturn Roe v. Wade.”

He added, “There’s a certain derangement that has set in with a lot of people, where they have reversed principles they once held simply because they don’t like Donald Trump, which I find not only puzzling but morally vacuous.”

Rubin made her cruel remarks about the harassment of members of the Trump administration on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” program over the weekend. She did not give any examples at all of how the Trump administration had caused violence. Yet her rhetoric seems to be on a par with that of U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who not long ago also encouraged people to harass members of the Trump administration if they were seen in public.

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“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” Waters said at a Los Angeles rally in late June.

Members of Waters’ own party, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), condemned that rhetoric.

But Rubin, unlike Waters, identifies as right-leaning on some issues. Her bio page on The Washington Post’s website says she writes opinion pieces “from a center-right perspective” (according to The Daily Caller, it used to say “conservative”) and “provides insight into the conservative movement, the Republican Party and threats to Western democracies.” She has also written for right-wing publications in the past, including The Weekly Standard, a neoconservative magazine.

Shapiro has pointed out that she has shied away from those opinions in recent years.

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“There’s literally no constituency for what she says other than Bill Kristol,” Ingraham said of Rubin on Monday night.

Shapiro concluded, “The level of insanity to which the Left evolves every day is a testament to how much President Trump is in their heads and a testament to how their utopian idealism under President Obama has absolutely collapsed.”

Sarah Sanders was denied service at The Red Hen restaurant not long ago; a crazed Bernie Sanders supporter shot U.S. Rep Steve Scalise (R-La.) last year at a congressional baseball practice; and another man just threatened to “chop up” Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and his family with an ax on Monday — all of these are prime examples of incivility and hatred today.

It’s not helpful at all when members of the media add fuel to this.

Tom Joyce is a freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts. He covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has contributed to The Federalist, Newsday, ESPN, and other outlets.

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Tom Joyce is a freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts. He covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has contributed to The Federalist, Newsday, ESPN, and other outlets.

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