“Seinfeld” and “Veep” actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus shared a video message urging her followers to support legislation that would give the federal government sweeping new powers over elections. In doing so, she also accused Republicans of using “Trump’s Big Lie” to suppress minority votes.
“The Big Lie” is a term Leftist have been using to characterize former President Trump’s claim that he won the 2020 election, while unironically ignoring their own claims that Trump stole the 2016 election.
“Forget that more Republicans cower to Trump’s Big Lie every day — the real problem is they’re using it to advance the only strategy working for them: suppressing Black & brown Americans’ right to vote,” the “New Adventures of Old Christine” star wrote on Twitter.
“If you were pissed when you saw the news about Georgia’s voter suppression law last month, this really does concern you,” she said in the video. “If we pass this, we can get ourselves out of this shit-biscuit we’re still somehow stuck in even after winning the election.”
The criticism might mean more if she called out outrageous lies about elections from the Left, such as the baseless claim that Georgia’s 2018 gubernatorial election was stolen from Stacey Abrams, who lost by about 50,000 votes. Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has likewise repeatedly said that the 2016 presidential election was stolen from her.
Democrats, however, do not refer to these as big lies.
Here are other big lies spread by the Left:
LIE: Trump used tear gas to clear protestors so he could stage a photo-op
Democrats and much of the mainstream falsely accused the Trump administration of using tear gas to clear protestors from Lafayette Square (across from the White House) so that the president could stage a photo-op in front of St. John’s Church during a Black Lives Matter protest over the death of George Floyd. On Wednesday, that narrative completely fell apart when the Department of the Interior’s independent inspector general issued a report that unequivocally says that accusation is false.
Or as Glenn Greenwald put it:
For more than a year, it has been consecrated media fact that former President Donald Trump and his White House, on June 1 of last year, directed the U.S. Park Police to use tear gas against peaceful Lafayette Park protesters, all to enable a Trump photo-op in front of St. John’s Church. That this happened was never presented as a possibility or likelihood but as indisputable truth. And it provoked weeks of unmitigated media outrage, presented as one of the most egregious assaults on the democratic order in decades.
The Associated Press now reports that the inspector general found that the decision to clear the park was entirely unrelated to Trump’s photo-op, and that the plans to break up the protest had already begun being implemented before U.S. Park Police even knew that Trump planned to make an appearance.
LIE: Trump called Nazis “very fine people”
When now-President Biden launched his 2020 campaign, he accused President Trump of referring to Nazis as “very fine people” even though Trump never said this. In the full transcript from the 2017 press conference where Trump said there were some “very fine people” protesting at Charlottesville, Trump specifically clarified that, “I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally.”
LIE: Trump called the coronavirus a hoax
After Trump got coronavirus, celebrities on Twitter dunked on him for calling the coronavirus a hoax, even though he never did that. Then-senator (now vice president) Kamala Harris opened the 2020 vice presidential debate with a lie when she too said that President Trump called the coronavirus a hoax. The Associated Press, CNN and the New York Times all debunked her false claim.
LIE: Russian collusion
The biggest lie from the Left was the oft-repeated accusation of Russian collusion. Before Trump even took office, and then especially for the first two+ years of the Trump administration, Democrats and their media allies pushed a narrative that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election. Evidence of conspiracy never materialized.