It was storytime with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Friday when he launched a five-minute video of himself studying a Dr. Seuss ebook.
But the studying, under, left many individuals on Twitter confused as to what level the top-ranking House Republican was really attempting to make.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ determination to tug six books containing outdated and racist imagery incensed GOP lawmakers and Fox News personalities this week, with many falsely blaming the personal firm’s determination to cease the publication on Democrats and President Joe Biden.
With his video, McCarthy appeared to hitch in with the criticism. But critics identified that he learn “Green Eggs and Ham” — which isn’t one of many books which have been pulled.
CNN’s Don Lemon couldn’t fairly imagine the stunt from the important thing ally of ex-President Donald Trump, who voted to overturn the 2020 election outcome.
“While Americans are desperate to get vaccinated and the desperate for COVID relief. Here is what Kevin McCarthy is doing right now,” the “CNN Tonight” anchor stated Friday evening.
“That really happened. Those are your Republican leaders,” he added, slamming McCarthy for having nothing higher to do than “stoke this fake outrage.”
“It has nothing to do with Democrats, nothing at all,” Lemon continued. “And that particular one by Dr. Seuss, is still in distribution, so none of it makes any sense. They are playing you. Are you going to fall for it?”
Twitter customers have been equally confused and aghast on the stunt:
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