Left-wing racist and MSNBC host Pleasure Reid was at it once more on Tuesday evening, poisoning ReidOut viewers on the Comcast-owned channel to say that not solely do Republicans worry all Black folks to the purpose of banning them from voting, however “Jim Crow” Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was a betrayal to his pores and skin colour (like a personality in Django Unchained) for opposing the far-left For the Folks Act.
Although this gained’t come as a shock to anybody with a pulse, Reid falsely claimed Cruz has “by no means raised one concern in his complete life” about racism and insisted that, if the For the Folks Act isn’t handed, America “could by no means get one other free and honest election once more.”
Reid’s outburst got here following a Senate Guidelines Committee mark-up of the invoice (often known as H.R. 1 within the Home and S. 1 within the Senate) with Cruz having performed a main position by having supplied dozens of amendments (and some biting remarks alongside the best way).
Giving freely the sport about federalizing elections to transcend final yr’s COVID measures for 2020, she insisted the legislation “would cease this tidal wave of voter suppression” by “creat[ing] a nationwide commonplace to make sure that you have got a proper to vote” and “reform marketing campaign finance and congressional redistricting.”
Triggered by a clip of Cruz mockingly calling the measure “Jim Crow 2.0,” Reid stated she was “past offended” that somebody from the “Jim Crow Social gathering” “would dare use the phrase”, for the reason that man who “does” and “says plenty of silly issues” was actively “attempting to suppress the votes of individuals.”
Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA) joined Reid on the fainting sofa, boasting that Cruz’s feedback had been “past offensive” and “enraging.”
Persevering with with the fanatical and Orwellian narrative about issues like Election Day and voter ID, Reid gushed to NAACP official Janai Nelson that she “work[s] for a corporation that has been combating towards Jim Crow and together with Jim Crow voting legal guidelines, which had been particularly designed to cease black folks from with the ability to vote.”
Reid then made certainly one of her insane claims about Cruz, saying he doesn’t “give a rattling about Jim Crow” and has “by no means raised one concern ever in his complete life that I’ve ever heard about Jim Crow or racism or discrimination.”
Unsurprisingly, primary searches of Cruz’s Senate web site and Twitter account would debunk that declare. Listed below are a small handful of examples (click on “broaden,” introduced in no explicit order):
- When a gunman killed 23 folks in a El Paso Walmart, Cruz known as the act “radical, home terrorism” and slammed the gunman’s manifesto as “ignorant racism,” “profoundly anti-American,” and “repulsive”
- Throughout final summer time’s riots, Cruz denounced destruction of Black-owned companies by Antifa as “profoundly racist.”
- On Might 3, Cruz tweeted in regards to the “deranged,” “hateful,” and “racist” tirade a girl unleashed towards a Latino Los Angeles Sheriffs Deputy
- Cruz has repeatedly known as out Deliberate Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger as having been a “racist”
- After Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) acquired racist assaults for proposing his personal police reform invoice, Cruz spoke out towards the “racist” messages Scott had “acquired”
- On Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2018, he tweeted that King had a “devotion to the reality” that included combating “the grotesque injustice of racial discrimination.”
- Again in 2014 when racist feedback got here to gentle towards then-Los Angeles Clippers proprietor Donald Sterling, Cruz stated he “agree[d]” with then-President Obama that “Sterling’s feedback are ignorant & offensive,” including: “[r]acism has no place in our society.”
- All through his profession, Cruz has defended non secular liberty and condemned makes an attempt at discrimination (with this merely a consultant instance)
Nelson agreed, saying Cruz’s feedback “could possibly be comical if it wasn’t so appalling and so many individuals would not be deeply misled by his — his misinformation and disinformation” and he was a part of the “Jim Crow 2.0….tidal wave.”
She went onto say that Cruz and his fellow Republicans had been following within the footsteps of segregationists who determine that as “quickly as African-Individuals had been in a position to train political will…had been enacted, Jim Crow legal guidelines to stop them from exercising that energy.”
Reid additionally labored within the handy declare about the necessity to finish the “Jim Crow” filibuster, the lie about how a failure to cross the For the Folks Act would finish “free and honest election[s],” and the conspiracy that Republicans wish to “write” black folks “out of existence” (click on “broaden”):
REID: You understand, Senator Padilla, it looks as if these items are all pretty apparent to anybody who’s listening to what’s going. What’s Jim Crow is the filibuster. Very instantly, proper? It was used particularly to cease any laws that may permit black folks to vote.
REID: Do you assume that your fellow Democratic colleagues perceive that if they do not cross this invoice, we could by no means get one other free and honest election once more? Does Joe Manchin — do they perceive — do Democrats perceive that?
PADILLA: I believe that’s more and more clear, completely. Loads of points that we’re enthusiastic about that, as President Johnson as soon as upon stated, voting rights are the — is the proper that protects all different rights. You understand, if our democracy, the bedrock of our democracy is undermined, we’re in an entire world of harm and that is what we’re combating for with S. 1.
REID: Once you take a look at the best way — which occasion controls state legislatures, Janai, it is principally Republican. They management 29 state legislatures. Democrats management 20 for the northeast and the west. There’s one which’s cut up. One which’s non-partisan. They might simply write black, brown, younger and dealing class voters out of existence.
Reid concluded the phase with the racist smear towards Cruz, saying that the proper is scared by the sight of Black folks voting and thus will “do the whole lot they will to ensure it doesn’t occur, together with, you understand, Stephen from Django Unchained aka Ted Cruz, who’s — who’s working to cease fellow folks of colour from voting, which is wonderful.”
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