I know Lee Zeldin, I have a lot of respect for him. I just disagree with him. And I just want to say that the logic here, that this could result in violence against journalists. Let’s just flip this. Let’s just wonder. I mean, CNN, and I don’t want to pick on CNN — The Washington Post, the New York Times, the liberal media in general — gives air time to Democrats who say that the Republican health-care plan is going to kill millions of people. As a result, if you’re going to follow this logic, Congressman Steve Scalise has been shot and almost killed. Is that CNN’s fault? No, of course not. That’s ridiculous. Is that the fault of The Washington Post or the New York Times? By their logic, yes! But I would suggest no. And I think that they need to stop this and understand that the First Amendment gives everybody the right to say their piece, including presidential spokespeople, the president of the United States himself. Period.
July 3, 2017 at 12:08 PM EDT