Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) is being mocked on Twitter after claiming that he’s the victim of someone who “stalked” him.
However, the image he shared on Twitter was of reporter Lee Fang of The Intercept ― and footage doesn’t show stalking, but rather ordinary reporting.
Video from the scene shows Fang identifying himself, then calmly attempting to question Nunes outside a $15,000-a-plate GOP fundraiser on Saturday.
The House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report released last week includes phone records from AT&T showing multiple calls between Nunes and Parnas.
“What was the content of those calls?” Fang asked. “Were you part of this effort to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate Hunter Biden?”
Nunes does not speak in the footage, but instead shakily photographs both Fang and the camera operator filming the encounter.
The lawmaker later tweeted:
The Intercept said Nunes spoke to a Capitol Police officer, who ordered the reporters out of the hotel where the fundraiser was held.
But given the routine nature of the encounter ― a reporter who identifies himself questioning a member of Congress about a matter he’s allegedly involved in ― critics were quick to call out Nunes for some “snowflake” behavior: