Former Obama adviser Van Jones found himself speechless when American Conservative Union Chair Matt Schlapp reminded him why former President Bill Clinton required a special counsel investigation.
“There are time for special counsels. But do you know why they call them special? It shouldn’t happen every time.”
He continued: “Special should be a very unique set of circumstances… So I think we need to have a truce on certain things, and we need to take our political differences to the ballot box. Let’s see where the American people are.”
That’s when Jones unknowingly set himself up for a brutal burn.
“I think Clinton had a special prosecutor as well,” Jones said.
“He’s the only Democrat who got one, so it happens every once in a while,” Schlapp responded.
Then he dropped the hammer.
“By the way, he had to do a pretty terrible thing to get that,” he added with a smile.
The audience let out audible giggles at the line. Jones literally stuttered and was unable to form a response for several seconds.
“We don’t want to go there do we?” Schlapp asked, bailing out his fellow panelist.
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Jones also went on to admit that conservatives are now leading the way on criminal justice reform under President Donald Trump.
"Here's the deal -- the conservative movement in this country... is now the leader on this issue of [criminal justice] reform," he said.
He's not wrong.