Someone might want to do a wellness check on Chelsea Clinton.
The former First Daughter, who has embraced Twitter of late in an effort to connect more fully with the "little people," took to the social media platform Monday, ready for another day, locked in an aggressive war with the micro-blogging proletariat. But in a shocking twist, Chelsea Clinton took on opponents of not one but two conservative icons.
First, Clinton rushed to the defense of Dana Loesch, who says that threats from anti-gun activists have become so terrifying, she's packing up her home and moving to an undisclosed location.
Dana - this is all awful & unacceptable. Those of us who disagree with you the strongest have a particular responsible to strongly condemn. https://t.co/jJXk9VB54p— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) October 16, 2017
Yesterday, Loesch, a public spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association and ardent gun rights activist, shared some of the threats she's received in recent days. So-called "peace activists" have told Loesch that they know where she lives, and that they're coming to rape and murder her.
Leftists on Twitter weren't quick to rush to Loesch's cause, even with concrete evidence that Loesch was facing a barrage of hate. Chelsea, even, received a litany of replies claiming Loesch had manufactured the threats, and that Loesch shouldn't be scared — after all, she was armed, right?
Loesch, for her part, thanked Chelsea for her comments, pointing out that women can reach across the aisle to condemn violence.
Just a few hours later, though, Chelsea ran to the defense of another conservative stalwart, this time tweeting in support of Vice President Mike Pence, who's been caught, Monday, in what appears to be a rift between the White House, key donors, and Steve Bannon, and who fell victim to a barrage of the President's thinly-veiled insults, including a claim that Pence supported "hanging gays."
A handful of left-leaning outlets claimed the remark was evidence that even Donald Trump — a man they consider abhorrent — couldn't stomach Mike Pence's internalized prejudices. But that's not really a fair interpretation. According to the full remarks, Trump appeared to be telling Pence that his work on behalf of the pro-life and pro-marriage movement were all for naught, and that Trump was more successful, by a single action — appointing Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court — than Pence had been in years.
It was an insult directed at Pence, and an improper one to boot. Even Chelsea Clinton, who can't possibly be a fan of either Trump or Pence, recognized it.