Always anxious to politicize anything and everything, Andrea “punch an Obama supporter in the face” Tantaros found a way on Monday’s Outnumbered to blame the president and Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz for Ray Rice savagely beating his wife in an elevator.
Insisting that she wasn’t politicizing the incident Tantaros raged:
“My question is – and not to bring it back to politics – but this is a White House that seems to bring up a war on women every other week. A White House that’s very concerned about the NFL. Concussions, et cetera. Presecription drugs in locker rooms. I want to know where the president is on this one. And specifically, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, who likes to, I don’t know, talk about make believe beatings when it comes to Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. Now we have a real beating. This is a legitimate beating of a woman in an elevator. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz should come out and condemn this and if she doesn’t, she’s an apologist for domestic violence.”
Of course the president has made his feelings on the case known. Press Secretary Josh Earnest told The Hill on Monday that he was not sure if the President was yet aware of the video obtained by TMZ, but that he knew that Obama was”aware of the situation.”
“You have seen the president and vice president make very forceful comments about how important it is for men, in particular, to step up and step forward,” Earnest said, going on to add that violence against women “cannot be tolerated.”
Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) had called for a more severe penalty than a six game suspension before the news broke that the Ravens had terminated Rice’s contract saying in a statement:
“The video released today emphasizes how egregiously weak and wrong the initial penalty against Ray Rice was — as the commissioner has acknowledged — and it constitutes new, powerful evidence that requires the commissioner to reconsider and reach a stronger punishment.”
This is just another incidence of the factually challenged Tantaros reaching for anything to blame on the president, regardless of the truth or his involvement or lack thereof.
Watch Tantaros remarks below.