Thursday, February 09, 2017
Leftist censorship again: Must not praise Trump cabinet picks
A Republican super PAC promoting President Trump’s Cabinet nominees took down its website after it was hit by hackers Monday, according to a new report.
The hackers changed sections of the 45 Committee’s homepage to mock Trump and his Cabinet picks, CNN said.
A spokesman for the group — which was founded by GOP mega-donors Sheldon Adelson and Todd Ricketts — confirmed the website’s hacking Monday to CNN.
Hackers renamed one section “Make America S----y Again,” the group said, and wrote “Black Lives Matter” across the website’s video portion.
A commercial in support of Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), Trump’s nominee for Health and Human Services secretary, was relabeled “Steve Bannon is a White Supremacist.”
Bannon, who is Trump’s chief strategist and senior counselor, has faced criticism for his past role as chairman of Breitbart News.
Critics have accused Breitbart of serving as a platform for the alt-right, a movement they argue promotes white nationalism, misogyny and anti-Semitism.
CNN also reported that another 45 Committee spot touting Trump’s attorney general nominee, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), was retitled “Sessions is Too Racist to be a Federal Judge.”
Sessions failed to be confirmed as a federal judge in 1986 after former colleagues accused him of making racially insensitive remarks. Sessions, though, has fiercely denied those claims.
The 45 Committee has spent more than $4 million so far on broadcast and online ads praising Trump’s Cabinet nominees, according to CNN.