On Friday, President Donald Trump slammed the protesters opposed to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, accusing the women who confronted Republican Senator Jeff Flake of being paid by billionaire liberal activist George Soros. Soon after, one of those anti-Kavanaugh protesters made a stunning admission during an appearance on MSNBC.
“The very rude elevator screamers are paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad. Don’t fall for it!” President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday. “Also, look at all of the professionally made identical signs. Paid for by Soros and others. These are not signs made in the basement from love! #Troublemakers.”
Liberal media outlets were quick to accuse Trump of peddling conspiracy theories. “Donald Trump has spread a baseless conspiracy theory that people protesting Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court are being paid for by billionaire George Soros,” reported The Daily Beast.
And, not to be outdone by their progressive competitors, NBC News reported, “Just before the Senate narrowly voted to advance Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump dismissed Capitol Hill protesters — including those who have told their stories of sexual violence and assault — as ‘paid professionals’ bent on making senators ‘look bad’ in service to Democratic donor George Soros.”
However, as it turns out, Trump wasn’t just spreading “baseless conspiracy theories.” The protesters who confronted Sen. Flake in the elevator are, in fact, paid by George Soros. One of them admitted as much on live television.
As media outlets accused the president of spreading a conspiracy about George Soros paying protesters, one protester admitted on MSNBC that she works for a Soros-funded activist group.[Source: The Daily Caller]
One of the two protesters who confronted Sen. Flake in the elevator is Ana Maria Archila, an executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD). The other protester, Maria Gallagher, is an activist with the group. The CPD is, indeed, heavily funded by George Soros through the Open Society Foundation. The CPD’s homepage even features an image of Archila and Gallagher yelling at Flake and urges supporters to “join” Archila.
During an interview on MSNBC on Friday, Archila confirmed that she works for CPD and did not deny Trump’s characterization of her efforts. “Are you a paid professional?” anchor Hallie Jackson asked her.
“I work for a community organization. I work for a network of community organizations,” Archila said, adding that it is her “job” to organize people into action. “If the president wants to know whether I work for a social justice organization, the answer is yes. And, I’ve worked for a social justice organization since I was 23. That’s not news,” she asserted.
Liberals use the “conspiracy theorist” insult the same way they level claims of “racism” at their opponents. Left without a legitimate argument, they dismiss conservatives as tin foil hat “conspiracy theorists” and bigoted “racists” in order to end the debate. But, facts are facts.
The Center for Popular Democracy is at the heart of the effort to stop Brett Kavanaugh. If Friday’s vote to advance the confirmation of the judge is any indication, however, these “protestors” have wasted their time.