(Tony Sifert, Headline USA) Rep. Maria Salazar, R-Fla., has castigated the corporate media for seeking headlines instead of answers regarding how much Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi knew in advance about the Jan. 6 protests and storming of the Capitol, according to CNS News.
.@RepMariaSalazar following @HouseGOP meeting: “I did this job for 35 years and I loved being a journalist, but you know, let me share something with you, we have a problem in this country with the news media…shame on the media…this is a moment of reckoning.” pic.twitter.com/8s6KyxeDuN
— CSPAN (@cspan) April 27, 2022
After a House GOP meeting on April 27, Salazar addressed questions about Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy‘s tape-recorded claim — addressed to Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., among others — that he would push President Trump to resign in the aftermath of the J6 protests.
“I [was a journalist] for 35 years, 35 years, and I loved being a journalist,” Salazar said. “But, you know, let me share something with you, we have a problem in this country with the news media, because the news media now, we’re not doing our job.”
Salazar went on to claim that “there’s a major threat to this country by what I call the socialist neo-Marxists,” but that the media ignores that threat because it “doesn’t produce headlines.”
For the same reason, the media has ignored Pelosi’s J6 role.
“Why don’t we ask, Madam Speaker, what did she know?” Salazar asked. “No, no one is asking Madam Speaker what she knew . . . before the event.”
“What Madam Speaker knew – no, no, no, the problem is you guys, ‘don’t confuse me with the facts, we don’t want to hear that. No, because were Dems,'” Salazar continued. “Well, we’re Americans! . . . I want to know everything that happened from Madam Speaker down.”
In an April 7 interview with the Washington Post, Trump argued that Pelosi was responsible for the events of J6.
“I thought it was a shame, and I kept asking why isn’t she doing something about it?” Trump said. “The mayor of D.C. and Nancy Pelosi are in charge.”
Before she was elected to Congress in 2020, Salazar spent three decades as a reporter for Telemundo, WSBS TV, CNN Español, and Univision.