CNBC's John Harwood Claims GOP Will Lose in Midterms Because of 'Corruption Problem'

August 8th, 2018 12:19 PM

As several major state primary elections closed last night, with results that bucked the liberal media’s anti-Trump narrative, several journalists still clung in desperation to their hope that despite the GOP wins, they would lose to Democrats in the midterms this Fall.

CNBC’s John Harwood joined the sore loser pity party on Twitter, retweeting several journalists who claimed these election results with Republican wins meant nothing and was actually a bad sign for the right since the races were close.


Harwood also claimed that the GOP had a “corruption problem” when it came to the upcoming mid-term elections:



Harwood was commenting on NBC’s Peter Alexander’s tweet reporting the breaking news that Republican Rep. Chris Collins had been arrested this morning on securities fraud-related charges.

However, the link that Harwood added was from an article he wrote yesterday about the primaries.

In that article, the liberal journalist claimed that “Trump’s GOP” was in “fear” over the upcoming midterm elections, saying that it was strongly predicted that Democrats would gain the majority in the House of Representatives and be able to stonewall any of Trump’s legislative agenda.

Harwood blamed the tight races on GOP candidates’ “preference” to talk about “divisive issues” like “immigration and crime.” He also lumped Mueller’s Russia investigation into the midterm equation, suggesting that the investigation into the president “posed danger” for the Republican party in the Fall.

He ended his article by snidely remarking that “No Republican with a political career on the line” believes Trump’s claim that there will be a “red wave” in November.

Harwood is not alone in his blind pursuit of calling out GOP scandals and completely ignoring scandals from Democrats. As NewsBusters has highlighted before, when New Jersey Democrat Robert Menendez was on trial last Fall, his corruption scandal garnered barely two minutes of coverage by the three major networks. By contrast, ABC, CBS and NBC spent over 2 hours on Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, someone who wasn't even elected into Congress as Menendez was.

In another example, former Senator Al Franken resigned earlier this year after his sex scandal, and liberal journalists are still reeling 8 months later, pleading with Democrats to convince him to run again.

Of course all of this rebranding from the left to characterize Republicans as the party of corruption is hard to take seriously, considering their longstanding history of defending and electing the Clintons, who are about as corrupt as politicians come.