A reporter for the Associated Press took to Twitter to mock America’s Founding Fathers this week, presumably tying their formulation of the three branches of government to his being distraught over the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion showing Roe v. Wade could be overturned.
“So democracy works like this: Three supposedly equal branches of government. One with term limits, one without and one where voters have no say with lifetime appointments. Is the great experiment working for you?” Brendan Farrington wrote in a Tuesday tweet.
“Honestly, I respect our founding fathers, (wish we had some founding mothers) I keep a copy of the Constitution in my laptop bag. What else would we take as absolute from someone 250 years ago? Your health? Advice about how to get along with your spouse? Financial advice?” the liberal reporter added.
Christina Pushaw shared a screenshot of a tweet by AP reporter Brendan Farrington on May 4, 2022 criticizing the founding fathers because of the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion pointing to the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade. (Screenshot/Twitter)
“How about Freedom of the Press and the First Amendment? Do those concepts need a little freshening up, a little modernizing?” former Trump official Michael Caputo wrote in response.
The tweet was flagged by Christina Pushaw, the press secretary to Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who previously criticized Farrington for a heavily scrutinized story last summer that implied the governor was promoting the drug Regeneron to fight the coronavirus because a Chicago-based hedge fund that donated to a political committee that supported him also owned shares of the company.
Farrington’s tweets are currently protected.
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Many railed against the document, describing it as “absolutely appalling,” and claimed it was a sign of what was to come if Republicans returned to power.
Fox News’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn and Brian Flood contributed to this report.
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