Daniel Chaitin, Washington Examiner, March 1, 2021
Former CIA Director John Brennan said he is “increasingly embarrassed to be a white male” while discussing supporters of former President Donald Trump.
Former Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri, remarked how she saw “whiny white men calling themselves victims … over the weekend at CPAC,” which she attributed to how they believe they have “a huge grievance from a position of significant privilege,” before asserting that the Republican Party has embraced lies about who the rioters were and in claiming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denied a request for National Guard support.
Host Nicolle Wallace, who was a White House communications director under President George W. Bush, then teed up Brennan by casting doubt on the “notion” that Republicans care about the lives and safety of law enforcement.
“Well, I must say, to Claire’s point, I’m increasingly embarrassed to be a white male these days,” Brennan began, prompting a laugh from Wallace, who was visible on the split screen, “with what I see other white males saying.”
Former CIA Director John Brennan says “I’m increasingly embarrassed to be a white male these days,” which prompts MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace to laugh pic.twitter.com/cbNS8oQ1eK
— Daniel Chaitin (@danielchaitin7) March 1, 2021