Smackdown: Harper on conservatives claiming to be centrist….like Andrew Scheer…and it’s not good for Scheer

I saw a meme which had a comment from current Conservative Party of Canada leader Andrew Scheer about being Centrist and then had a quote by former Conservative Party of Canada leader (and Prime Minister) Stephen Harper about conservatives claiming to be centrist and I thought it was very astute but wanted to fact check.  And lo and behold, it was pretty much true.  I have linked to the Toronto Sun article interviewing Andrew Scheer and Ben Shapiro interviewing Stephen Harper and ummm…did Harper hand Scheer a Smackdown?

Voters will have a clear choice: Scheer ; November 3rd, 2018

““We have an opportunity to say that we are a pragmatic centrist party with room for lots of different views on lots of different issues…”
~Andrew Scheer

Then on the Sunday Special with Ben Shapiro a mere 2 weeks later on November 18th, 2018, at the 5:55 mark of the interview Stephen Harper says this:

“..often you will see the same things happen in Canada, ‘I’m a pragmatist, I’m a centrist’, and of course coming from the mouth of a conservative often means they are actually left of centre but somehow want to be in a conservative party.”

You can view it by clicking the on the video below and the response is at the 5:55 mark.  (You can see the conversation with the question starting at the 4:46 mark.)

So does Andrew Scheer have a problem?  Most conservatives are huge fans of Stephen Harper so I would say yes.  He is OfficiallyScrewed.