As Twitchy reported earlier this week, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a lawsuit against the state of Texas over its redistricting plans, curiously showing no sign of concern of gerrymandering in blue states like Illinois. Word got to Joy Reid at MSNBC, whose guest panelist Jason Johnson claimed that redistricting in Texas looked like “a ‘Dexter’ blood splatter” and called it an emergency, suggesting the Biden administration should engage in a federal takeover of elections in Texas.
Johnson went so far as to bring up Brown vs. Board of Education and integration, reminding MSNBC viewers that “they sent troops” to ensure it happened.
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) December 8, 2021
Rudy Takala provides a transcript of some of the exchange:
“This administration can say we have concerns about how elections are being conducted in this particular state. We’re going to send officials down there. We’re going to send election observers. If we think people’s civil rights are being violated, we’ll do a federal takeover. I know lots of people are going to scream about this. The right-wingers are going to scream. This is what the federal government is supposed to do. If states are violating people’s civil rights, you’re supposed to step in.”
How are you going to do a “federal takeover” by sending election observers? Sounds like the Left wants the troops involved.
You mean an insurrection?
— SeldenGADawgs (@SeldenGADawgs) December 8, 2021
"@MSNBC contributor calls for insurrection "
— Paul Hayward (@phayisin) December 8, 2021
So you are calling for an actual insurrection… got it.
— Mopars Rule (@MoparsRule) December 8, 2021
Sounds like a real insurrection to me.
— Rocket Bunny 🚀 (@RocketBunnyX1) December 8, 2021
Sounds like an insurrection.
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) December 8, 2021
This feels pretty insurrectiony https://t.co/dxXmLYdIo6
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) December 8, 2021
Kind of dictatorial as well. It violates the US Constitution and the Texas State Constitution.
— Jon (@JL33742162) December 8, 2021
But muh norms crowd is pretty quiet
— Brock Landers (@Brock_Landers_) December 8, 2021
Coming up next on Joy Reid, Tom Nichols, to discuss the importance of norms.
— Brother Seamus (@WaynePelota) December 8, 2021
I wonder if anyone from The Dispatch who has concerns about going on Fox News will voice concerns about appearing on MSNBC.
— Evan (@EvanRVice) December 8, 2021
Once the old guard of the Democrat party dies off, these are the people that will be in charge. And you better believe they will do what they say. Republicans better be ready when they try this shit.
— Easton Croy (@CroyEaston) December 8, 2021
Tell me you've never been to Texas without telling me you've never been to Texas. pic.twitter.com/YzLtAxwoU0
— Waiting To See (@SavannahDoc412) December 8, 2021
You mean violate the Constitution and act like a defacto dictator?
— AdamInHTownTX (LGBFJB+ Supporter) (@AdamInHTownTX) December 8, 2021
Oh man where are all the anti-fash to stop all this malarkey? 😒
— Ryan Nevrivy (@RMNev21) December 8, 2021
Somewhere nodding in agreement. Being anti-fascism isn't the same as pro-freedom.
— Nero Red (@NeroRed02) December 8, 2021
Of course it's on Joy Reid's insane clown show
— Chesapeake Crypto-capitalist (@ChesapeakeCapi1) December 8, 2021
These people are dangerous
— DennisDeeUSA DeSantis 2024 (@DennisDeeUSA1) December 8, 2021
Democrats are tyrants at heart.
— Sistro Mondain 🕑 🇺🇸😼 (@SistroMondain) December 8, 2021
We remember when they called the National Guard President Trump’s “stormtroopers” during the 2020 riots, but now they envision sending troops to Texas to take over elections.
Priorities! AG Merrick Garland announces lawsuit against Texas redistricting, no issue with blue states https://t.co/cNB6Z7dCyV
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 6, 2021
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