“Without being prompted, Ryan yelled out a question involving “voter suppression” after Sanders had called on another reporter in the room. In fact, she did it repeatedly, putting on a show that could only come from a CNN reporter.
The two continued to spar, eventually leading to Ryan throwing her hand up in disgust, a sure sign she had been shut down by Sanders, at least for now. “I’m asking a question because you choose not to call on me,” Ryan fumed, seemingly unaware that the press secretary is not obligated to call on anyone in any particular order.
Sanders passed on the question regardless, and Ryan tossed her hand in the air and whined, “That’s alright, fine.” As we said, just like a daycare. April was called upon later and hopefully learned a valuable lesson about waiting for one’s turn.
“You did not mention voter suppression in that,” Ryan queried. “Voter suppression has been an issue for decades … Is voter suppression now on the table?”
“We want to do everything within our power to protect the integrity of our elections,” Sarah replied, “and we’re going to look at that on a number of fronts.” Guess that destroys the ‘won’t or can’t answer’ narrative. Because she did and she could.
“I think its un-American not to be excited about the fact that more people in this country have jobs than they did before, the fact that more people in this country have higher wages than they did before, the fact that the economy is booming like it wasn’t before, the fact that ISIS is being crushed like it wasn’t before,” she shot back. “These are things that I don’t care what party you are from, these are things that every American should be excited about and be able to celebrate.”
Talk about an epic dismantling! Sarah Sanders destroyed April Ryan. Sanders is right – when the country does well at something, then it doesn’t matter what political party you’re from, but you should feel good and be excited for it. If the unemployment rates improve across the nation, then everyone should be happy about that. It doesn’t matter who accomplished it, but if people are working more now, then before, than that’s an accomplishment to be proud of.