Jake Tapper tried to shame Republicans, claiming CNN couldn’t find one willing to appear on air. But the network cancelled on Matt Gaetz twice.
In the light of two mass shootings in Texas and Ohio over the weekend, CNN claims to have invited 49 Republican legislators to discuss the gun control legislation many progressives are demanding. Jake Tapper claimed that the network couldn’t find one willing to appear on air.
But now it appears the network cancelled two planned segments with Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz, a pugnacious conservative known for fighting the left and pushing back against the establishment of the GOP.
Gaetz confirmed that he had been ready to appear on CNN’s daytime shows two times. The network cancelled the segments on both occasions.
I was scheduled for @ErinBurnett today. She cancelled.
Then I agreed to go on @AC360. They cancelled later in the day.
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) August 6, 2019
Tapper called out establishment-friendly Republicans such as Will Hurd and Rob Portman, claiming they were unwilling to appear on CNN to debate gun control. He didn’t mention that leading personalities at his own network seem to be equally timid when provided a chance to debate an unapologetic conservative such as Matt Gaetz.
Both Erin Burnett and Anderson Cooper had cancelled on Gaetz.
Gaetz is a frequent target of scorn from progressives and some of their “conservative” servants, such as Bill Kristol. Gaetz made it clear in his tweet about the cable network’s lack of reliability and hesitance to have him on that he was still willing to appear, providing the pro-Second Amendment voice Tapper claims CNN is completely unable to find.