Is Wolf Blitzer Republican? Pelosi calls host ‘apologist’ over Trump stimulus, Internet says 'she schooled him'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrangled with CNN host Wolf Blitzer calling him a “Republican apologist” during an argument over the holdup of Covid-19 stimulus. Pelosi lambasted Blitzer for having “no knowledge” on the details of relief proposals as he pressurized her on why she wouldn’t accept a $1.8 trillion package offered by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
The 1.8 trillion package is roughly $400 billion less than the 2.2 trillion relief legislation that the House passed earlier in October. “[Americans] really need the money right now…even members of your own caucus, madam speaker, want to accept this deal,” said Blitzer cornering Pelosi. Blitzer went on to quote a tweet from Representative Ro Khanna, a fellow California Democrat, who stated, 'People in need can’t wait until February [for the next stimulus bill]' and that the $1.8 trillion offered from the White House was significant."
People in need can’t wait until February. 1.8 trillion is significant & more than twice Obama stimulus. It will allow Biden to start with infrastructure. Obama won in 08 by doing the right thing on TARP instead of what was expedient. Make a deal & put the ball in McConnell court. https://t.co/qAEtd049sW— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) October 11, 2020
Pelosi fumed over this, saying, “I don’t know why you’re always an apologist — and many of your colleagues, apologists for the Republican position.” She continued, “Ro Khanna, that’s nice. That isn’t what we’re going to do. And nobody’s waiting until February.”
The conversation grew even more intense when Blitzer asked “what’s wrong with $1.8 trillion?” He asked, “Why not work out a deal with [President Trump] and don’t let the perfect as they say here in Washington, be the enemy of the good?".
On this, Pelosi said, “Well I will not let the wrong be the enemy of the right." Pelosi in her defense for going against the Republican relief emphasized that child tax credits and earned income credits were “eliminated” in their version of the stimulus. Finally, the exchange concluded in a remarkably unhinged manner as Blitzer and Pelosi spoke over each other — each fighting for the last word — while Blitzer tried to sign off.
As soon as the heated arguments came to light, the Internet was abuzz with comments. Some felt maybe Blitzer favors Republicans while others praised him for his journalism and asking tough questions to Pelosi.
“Not that I’m a fan of Nancy Pelosi but to her credit, Wolf Blitzer is an apologist for Republican position.” Another agreed with Pelosi on calling Blitzer Republican, “I just happen to watch that segment and I LOVED Speaker Pelosi caring out that lack of actually knowing what Wolf Blitzer at CNN ‘Situation Room’ was talking about regarding the detail of the bills. And she was absolutely right when calling Blitzer a ‘Republican Apologist’”. A user wrote, "Wolf Blitzer was schooled by Nancy Pelosi & he can’t grasp it. Same misogynist BS - talking over a woman, replacing her knowledge with his opinion, insisting Pelosi must call Trump & pump his ego. What year are you in Wolf? Maybe if you shut up & listen you might learn something." A user wrote, "Good job Nancy Wolf Blitzer is a republican plant." A user wrote, "Shame on you, @wolfblitzer.That is all."
not that I’m a fan of Nancy Pelosi but to her credit Wolf Blitzer is an apologist for republican position— Lili Stenn (@lilistenn) October 14, 2020
I just happen to watch that segment and I LOVED @SpeakerPelosi caring out that lack of actually knowing what @wolfblitzer @CNNSitRoom was talking about regarding the detail of the bills.— Rhonda Davis (@Rhonda4life) October 14, 2020
And she was absolutely right when calling Blitzer a “Republican Apologist”
Wolf Blitzer was schooled by Nancy Pelosi & he can’t grasp it. Same misogynist BS - talking over a woman, replacing her knowledge with his opinion, insisting Pelosi must call Trump & pump his ego. What year are you in Wolf? Maybe if you shut up & listen you might learn something.— BSR (@BeckyRickley) October 14, 2020
@SpeakerPelosi Good job Nancy Wolf Blitzer is a republican plant.— S.henclewski (@HenclewskiS) October 14, 2020
Shame on you, @wolfblitzer . That is all.— Copperhead (@cardozo969) October 14, 2020
However, a user favored Blitzer, “Wolf was bringing back actual hard-hitting journalism to CNN - regardless of political leanings. This was refreshing.” Another concurred, “Wolf was amazing. about time someone called her out! yes, she is fighting for us, but she is no longer capable of making a deal.”
Wolf was bringing back actual hard hitting journalism to CNN - regardless of political leanings. This was refreshing.— Michael Sirni (@BlackRiverBike) October 14, 2020
Wolf was amazing. about time someone called her out! yes, she is fighting for us, but she is no longer capable of making a deal.— Janet Mayer (@smiley2456) October 13, 2020
As Blitzer pressed Pelosi on Republican’s 1.8 trillion package, it is worth pondering if he supports Republicans or is one.
Is Wolf Blitzer a Republican?
Wolf Blitzer is a broadcast journalist who was born to Polish Jewish Holocaust survivors. Blitz and his family moved to the United States from Germany where they settled in Buffalo, New York. Blitzer embarked on a career in journalism at the Tel Aviv bureau of Reuters and later shifted to the Jerusalem Post. There he hit the headlines with his 1986 interview with Jonathan Pollard, an American later convicted of spying for Israel. He later joined CNN as a military affairs correspondent at the Pentagon in 1990. There he covered the White House and eventually became the network’s lead political anchor and host.
During his career, Blitzer has reported from Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, North Korea and Russia. He has interviewed many heads of states and moderated both the Democratic and Republican 2016 presidential primary debates.
Now as questions arise if he is a Republican, then there show no records of him stating as one. In fact, Blitzer held interviews and conversations with experts on the matter of President Donald Trump’s refusal of peaceful transfer of power. Earlier, retired Army Lt Gen HR McMaster told Blitzer on his CNN show speaking against Trump, “This is very disappointing, and really, this is something that our founders feared.”
In another interview, Blitzer pressed White House chief of staff Mark Meadows over the same issue of transfer of power. After being pressed, Meadows said he believed Trump would also support a peaceful transition, as long the Constitution was upheld in the process, CNN reported.
For his journalistic endeavors, Blitzer has even won numerous accolades. This includes the 2004 Journalist Pillar of Justice Award from the Respect for Law Alliance and 2003 Daniel Pearl Award from the Chicago Press Veterans Association. His news team was also awarded a George Foster Peabody Award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina, an Alfred I. DuPont award for reportage of the 1999 Southeast Asian tsunami, and an Edward R. Murrow award for CNN's coverage of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.