Step aside, lazy both-sides-ism, Judd is having none of it:
In response, a spokesperson for Tabas did not claim he was misquoted or deny that Tabas had discussed the possibility with the Trump campaign. Instead, the spokesperson described The Atlantic article as "an out of context, pre-emptive farce that projects conspiracy, delay and even violence onto Republicans."
Wow, imagine that, a journalist able to merely point out that a "response" offered in defense of anti-democratic political maneuvering has no actual substance and doesn't address the underlying behavior.
Can you imagine being part of the White House press pool, and having Lying Barbie trot out for the 50th time to yell over you and ignore follow up questions addressing her lies, but apparently you didn't learn shit from Spicer, the 'Mooch, Huckabee-Sanders, so you don't feel any need to change your tactics? Like someone's pressing the press secretary on Trump's latest treason, and she's like "THAT WILL BE ALL", then she calls on you, and you're like "Ah, it says here on my clipboard that I'm supposed to help you pivot away from accountability". And I know, there's not much money in journalism these days, but the Old Guard have gotten pwned at the podium.
OK, anyway, it's time to make like twenty goddamn constitutional amendments. Maybe we could go full sequel with Constitution 2: When an Entire Party Pushes the 'Treason' Button.