Joy Reid outrageously claimed on her MSNBC show on Friday that the Republican Party stands for fascism, citing “forcible” voter suppression.
Reid Lashes Out
“We begin tonight with a party that stands for nothing. At one point, Republicans believed in helping the rich, tax cuts in regulation, and they believed in endless wars and family values,” Reid said.
“But now, in a Trump-dominated world, it’s not clear what they stand for or what they are offering the American people, and exchange, for one thing, they clearly want. power, power for themselves. The thirst for power is so intoxicating it has infected the Republican Party from the top down.”
Reid went on to talk about the Arizona and Georgia recounts, saying, “If this isn’t freaking you out, it should. Because Republicans are showing you, they are willing to treat your vote like a cute suggestion.”
“That they can just hand over your votes to their friends, they didn’t like the results,” she continued. “If you didn’t win fair and square, change the results or doubt the results so lots of people won’t view the winner as legitimate.”
Reid Doubles Down
“This could be funny if it won’t be so serious. It could cost Arizona taxpayers $6 million,” she continued. “It’s more shocking than funny. When a system veers away from democracy, there are no good places for it to go.”
“The great Merriam Dictionary defines fascism as political philosophy, a regime that exists often race above the individual,” Reid added. “Forcible suppression of opposition, maybe by voter suppression or making elections just disappear. Maybe violence, physically attacking the seat of government, all to exalt a supreme leader. Not funny.”
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This comes months after Reid said that the families of Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MI) should be “ashamed” of them.
“If I were the families of Josh Hawley who unfortunately replaced Claire McCaskill in the United States Senate and Ted Cruz, I’d be ashamed because they were a part of it,” she said, referring to the Capitol riots. “Josh Hawley was giving the high fist to those murderers, those cop killers. Ted Cruz, they’re in the gallery saying, oh, Ted Cruz is with us.”
“They’re accessories to the murders, to the mayhem, to the hunting of the vice president of the United States, and by the way, where is the vice president of the United States? You’ve been asking that, Nicolle,” she said to her colleague Nicole Wallace. “He was literally hunted like an animal. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anything like this in terms of Senate testimony ever.”
This piece was written by James Samson on May 22, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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