MSNBC host Joy Reid is partially known for her unapologetically outlandish and racist attacks on Republican lawmakers and conservatives. In the past, Reid has called Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas “Uncle Clarence” then claimed Sen. Tim Scott was only at a GOP press conference to display a “patina of diversity.” However, now she’s claiming that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is betraying his own race by opposing Democrats partisan election reform bill S.R. 1, more popularly known as the “For the People Act.”
Reid was joined by California Sen. Alex Padilla and the NAACP’s Janai Nelson who each joined in attacking the Texas Senator.
Fox News reports:
“Ted Cruz says a lot of stupid things. He does a lot of stupid things. But I personally, as a person of color, as a Black person, am beyond offended that he would dare use the word ‘Jim Crow’ when his party is literally a ‘Jim Crow’ party at this point trying to suppress the votes of people, including in his home state,” Reid began, referring to Cruz calling the For the People Act as “Jim Crow 2.0.”
Padilla and Nelson agreed with Reid, who continued to rail against Cruz, claiming he “could give a damn about Jim Crow,” and that he’s “never raised once concern ever in his entire life … about Jim Crow or racism or discrimination.” Reid didn’t provide any evidence for her claim.
Reid later suggested if the bill didn’t pass, then people “may never get another free and fair election again,” and that because Republicans control a majority of state legislatures, Black, brown, young and working-class voters could be written “out of existence.”
Then Reid took things a step further and began referring to Sen. Cruz as the character Stephen from Quentin Tarrantino’s 2012 film “Django Unchained.” The character Stephen was a slave in pre-Civil War Mississippi who joined his master in terrorizing slaves.
Senator Cruz fired back at Reid’s racist comments and simultaneously slammed MSNBC for allowing the far-left host to repeatedly make disparaging remarks about conservatives.
I appreciate MSNBC lecturing me on how people of “my race” are supposed to vote. This arrogant condescension is a big reason Hispanic voters are moving right in large numbers.
Also, why is MSNBC ok with their hosts using overt racial slurs (“Stephen from Django”)? https://t.co/ROXn7MSEzO
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 12, 2021