Rep. Brian Babin, Republican of Texas, claimed in a radio interview last week that the media is pursuing the story of ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russia in order to “thwart the legitimacy of our democratic republic.”
Babin told Houston radio host Sam Malone on July 14 that he ignores news from mainstream outlets like CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times and the Washington Post because they are trying to “delegitimize” the president and the democracy as a whole.
“I just don’t pay any attention to what they say about the president, because we seem to simply have an agenda on their part to delegitimize him and to take down his agenda and to thwart the legitimacy of our democratic republic,” he said. “You know, the other side of the aisle lost and elections have consequences.”
He added that he hadn’t seen “one shred of evidence, of real hard-core evidence, of any kind of criminal collusion of the president or even during his campaign, with the Russians.”