Shameless Reid Rejoices In 'Politicizing' Texas School Shooting: 'Spare Me' [Video]
MSNBC's Joy Reid appeared to be disgusted after outraged families demanded she stops politicizing the deaths of 19 small children and two teachers.
"Please spare me the ‘don’t politicize this’ bs because these deaths, these record numbers of Americans slaughters are political. They are happening because of uniquely American politics. They are happening because 327 million Americans are essentially hostages to a morally and financially bankrupt gun lobby and the heartless, gutless politicians that they buy and own," Reid said.
She also slammed Republicans by suggesting "their tolerance for blood" is bottomless and will therefore never be moved by the deaths of several children, echoing her fellow MSNBC colleague claiming that Republicans are now "the enemies."
"So honestly, to hell with anybody who says don’t politicize this because these deaths, until we change, until we stop letting this minority of ghouls rule us, this is who we are," Reid said.
Arizona congressional candidate Daniel Hernandez Jr. appeared on her show and similarly denounced efforts to depoliticize the shooting, suggesting it’s part of the "same tired playbook."
"Republicans do this thing where they say, one, don’t politicize. We need respect for the families and step two is let’s create a smokescreen and draw attention away from the real problem which is the Washington gun lobby," Hernandez said.
On May 24, 2022, 18-year-old Salvador Rolando Ramos fatally shot nineteen students and two teachers, and wounded seventeen other people at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, United States. This came after he shot his grandmother in the forehead at home, severely wounding her.
Law enforcement officials were criticized for their actions in response to the shooting, and their conduct is being reviewed in separate investigations by the Texas Ranger Division and the United States Department of Justice. After initially praising first responders to the shooting, Texas Governor Greg Abbott called for an investigation of the lack of action by incident commanders. Like many, Abbot's change of heart came after cell phone footage showed onlookers and parents begging the officers to act.