During a segment recapping the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday, Lindy Li, the Women’s Co-Chair and Mid-Atlantic Regional Chair at the DNC, described CPAC as a “collection of individuals accused of sexual misconduct” during her appearance on the show.
She made these comments while speaking with host Yasmin Vossoughian. She started by pushing back against conservatives like Nikki Haley who have accused Democrats of being “woke.”
Lindy Li Calls “Anti-Woke” a “Dog Whistle” for Racism at CPAC
Lindy Li, a high-ranking figure in the Democratic National Committee, criticized conservatives and their use of the term “anti-woke” during a segment discussing the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Li, who previously served on the Asian American outreach team for President Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign, called the term “anti-black” and accused conservatives of using it as a “dog whistle” to signal their views without explicitly stating them.
During the segment, Li also referred to CPAC as a collection of individuals accused of sexual misconduct and accused former President Donald Trump of being a “serial rapist.”
She criticized Republicans speaking at CPAC for being “completely disconnected from reality” and accused them of promoting “white supremacy, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia.”
MSNBC guest Lindy Li calls CPAC “a gathering of sexual predators”, and names them. Then she brings the hammer down, calling Trump “a serial rapist”. (Video: MSNBC) pic.twitter.com/HROqyBa883
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) March 6, 2023
Li also criticized former U.N. Ambassador and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, calling her “cringeworthy” and a “total sell-out.” Then, she accused Republicans of using the term “anti-woke” as a dog whistle for racism.
It is important to note that there is no evidence that former President Donald Trump has been convicted of rape or sexual assault.
Additionally, using such language to describe an individual who has not been convicted of such crimes is potentially defamatory. It is important to maintain accuracy and avoid making unsubstantiated claims.
Vossoughian reminded Li that the claims against Gaetz, Jordan, Schlapp, and Trump have all been accusations and none have been proven in court.
And there it is … @lindyli telling it like it is and leavng news anchor speechless … 🤣
Calling out CPAC, wokeness, hypocritical Rs & their sexual predators abt their claims of being party of Christian/fam values
Their BS shld be calld out by media & every D! pic.twitter.com/cSHuDIQ4Z0
— OKYouCanTellMe … ☺☕♥☕☺We Can Agree to Disagree (@OKYouCanTellMe) March 4, 2023
Far Left Officer Reminded to Maintain Evidence-based Accountability
Vossoughian rightly pointed out that the accusations made against former President Trump and other individuals have not been proven yet; although, she acknowledged Li’s passion for the topic.
It’s important to remember that accusations should be taken seriously and investigated thoroughly, but they remain allegations until proven in a court of law.
It is important to note that some of the allegations made by Lindy Li against individuals associated with CPAC are unsubstantiated and unproven.
While Li is entitled to express her opinions, it is important for individuals to be held accountable based on evidence and due process, rather than unsubstantiated claims.
In the past, Li faced backlash for her criticism of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, which led to her resignation as Treasurer for the Pennsylvania Young Democrats.
Li’s comment about not voting for Sanders if he had been the nominee in 2020 came after she resigned as the Treasurer for the Pennsylvania Young Democrats over comments critical of Sanders.
She later apologized for her comments, saying they were “hurtful” and “inexcusable.”This article appeared in TheDailyBeat and has been published here with permission.