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As Republicans saw numerous victories on Election Night, MSNBC’s Joy Reid went into full meltdown mode.
At one point, she claimed that parents being concerned about “education” was really just “code for ‘white parents don’t like the idea of teaching about race.’”
Reid made the unbelievable comment as Republican Glenn Youngkin won the state’s governorship in Virginia.
Winsome Sears also won the state’s lieutenant governorship and the GOP won the state’s attorney general’s office.
“The exit polls showed that, which was interesting, that the Coronavirus or that the virus was a very low importance to many voters,” Reid said.
“It was ‘education,’ which is code for ‘white parents don’t like the idea of teaching about race.’”
“And I mean, unfortunately, race is just the most palpable tool in the toolkit, it used to be of the Democratic Party back in the day when they were Dixiecrats and now of the Republican Party,” she added.
Watch the clip:
Joy Reid just now:
"Exit polls showed that the coronavirus was not important to voters in Virginia. It was education. Which is code for white parents don’t like the idea of teaching about race."
It's like she's trying to campaign for the GOP midterms already. pic.twitter.com/GU1qRnrQ62
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) November 3, 2021
Reid also said that Republicans were dangerous and a threat to U.S. national security.
“I think we’ve all said a version of it, you have to be willing to vocalize that these Republicans are dangerous, that this isn’t a party that’s just another political party that disagrees with us on tax policy, that at this point, they’re dangerous,” she claimed.
“They’re dangerous to our national security, because stoking that kind of soft white nationalism eventually leads to the hardcore stuff. It leads to the January 6 stuff because if people are tolerant of it in your party, they’re tolerant of the soft racism, it’s a really short trip to get to the January 6 insurrectionists.”
MSNBC's Joy Reid, with dangerous rhetoric that'll get Republicans hurt: "Republicans are dangerous…[T]his isn't a party that's just another political party that disagrees with us on tax policy. That at this point, they're dangerous. They're dangerous to our national security." pic.twitter.com/5NiWIbn1Qk
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) November 2, 2021