Go Figure: Reid Makes False Claim About Manchin, Continues to Bully Him on Voting



Thursday evening on MSNBC, ReidOut host Pleasure Reid did what she does finest in not solely peddling far-left propaganda, however present her deftness at mendacity and spewing hatred towards her opponents. And as has been the case for someday now, Reid continued her campaign in opposition to Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) for not supporting the For the Individuals Act by falsely claiming he hasn’t met with so-called voting rights activists and African-American teams.

Sadly for Reid, she really needed to face somebody who’d debate her in a former Manchin aide and, when it didn’t begin off on the fitting foot, she kvetched that Manchin received’t come on her present.



“However up subsequent, Joe Manchin desires to singlehandedly determine the way forward for voting rights for individuals of colour. He’s making main concessions to Republicans, which might portend very unhealthy issues for different Democratic priorities,” whined Purple in a tease.

Having already labeled him racist, sexist, and caring extra about Jim Crow then America and voting, Reid once more branded him as a Republican and a part of “the shady underbelly of GOP politics” as a result of he spoke to “billionaire donors” (which was really the average group No Labels) in regards to the filibuster.

Shifting to voting, Reid famous that Manchin’s try at a compromise includes “making Election Day a public vacation, banning partisan gerrymandering,” and nationwide voter ID, however shortly dismissed it as a result of “[t]this is been lots of skepticism about Senator Manchin’s position, to be sincere, and whether or not he’s taking part in above board.”

This set a moderately stacked deck for Jonathan Kott, who was a longtime Manchin aide and former communications director. Reid then went to him by claiming he’s by no means “discuss[ed] to the individuals who can be affected by voting rights, to, you understand, black lawmakers like Raphael Warnock, who, you understand — have gotten to run in these elections” and as an alternative “wealthy of us.”

A fast Google search would have rendered this declare pants on hearth. On June 8, Manchin met with main Black organizations just like the NAACP, the Nationwide Motion Community (led by Al Sharpton), and the Nationwide City League.

However seeing as how Reid had additionally mentioned he’s a “southern Democrat…underboss” from a state of degenerates and sat by as a visitor mentioned Manchin most likely needed all his colleagues lifeless on January 6, one would say her thoughts is clouded by hatred.

Nonetheless, Kott did his finest and, when Reid interjected, she griped that Manchin received’t discuss to her and thus Kott’s argument wasn’t legitimate (click on “develop”):

KOTT: He’s definitely speaking to the individuals immediately affected by the laws, the factor I discovered after a few weeks working for Joe Manchin and definitely after seven years is he’ll actually discuss to anyone. His telephone doesn’t cease ringing. Largely, I might say, 90 p.c of the time, it is from 304 numbers in West Virginia as a result of, in case you’ve met Joe Manchin, you most likely have his cellular phone quantity. However he’ll discuss to anyone. That was one hour of his day. I am guessing he spent one other 15, 16 hours of his day speaking to different individuals. He works the aisle — either side of the aisle. He’s speaking to his average Republican associates and that paid off this week while you noticed infrastructure come collectively. So, I do not suppose it’s — he’s speaking to at least one group of individuals and never the opposite. It is simply an instance of him actually speaking to all people. 

REID: Nicely, he — not all people as a result of we’ve tried to get him to come back on the present and discuss with us and he will not do this. He’s very selective in regards to the TV individuals he’ll discuss to. He actually solely goes locations, I believe — I might say the place he — he feels that he will not need to get into extra of a debate. However I’ll — I’ll maintain leaving that to my producers to attempt to get him to come back on. We’d love him to come back on right here. He will not do it. He received’t even — he mentioned no.

KOTT: I’ll say, as his former communications director, he not often mentioned no to TV interviews, even after I tried to get him to say no. He did all the pieces from the Younger Turks to Sean Hannity, so he’s prepared to speak to anyone. However I’ll see what I can do.


REID: Give him a name.

KOTT: I’ll see what I can do.

REID: Yeah. See what you are able to do trigger he would love him come on right here. 

The Root’s Michael Harriot was additionally on-hand and he was extra prepared to inform Reid what she needed to listen to, trashing Manchin’s proposed compromise as “a light-weight model of the voter suppression payments that we’ve been seeing throughout the nation with a number of compromises thrown in that nobody was asking for.”

He additionally mocked the concept of voter ID, saying it might make as a lot sense as demanding blood assessments or retina scans from individuals earlier than voting to ensure they’re not cyborgs or have the power to go invisible and skirt by ballot employees.

Going again to Kott, Reid insisted that Manchin was losing his time (click on “develop”):

REID: And — and let’s be clear, Mr. Kott. It does not matter what Stacey Abrams would have mentioned. If she mentioned the invoice — the concept is horrible, he would have mentioned, that is why I do not prefer it both. You realize, there’s nothing — it isn’t about her. This isn’t nearly him. Is there any level to having bipartisan conversations about voting rights while you simply heard Mitch McConnell say, you’ll get zero Republican votes? 

KOTT: I believe that is only a problem that Joe Manchin is glad to just accept and he’s going to work tirelessly to see if he can get — 

REID: However has he —

KOTT: — his colleagues to — 

REID: — has he ever —

KOTT: — come onboard.

REID: — let me ask you, has he ever succeeded? As a result of he could not get it on gun reform. Hasn’t been capable of get it on the rest. Has he ever really delivered ten Republican votes for something ever? Are you able to identify one factor?

KOTT: Six months in the past, he negotiated a bipartisan COVID deal that bought billions of {dollars} to the state and he simply this week —

REID: I do not suppose that was — that was on him? He will get the credit score for that? 

KOTT: — I’m not saying — I am not saying it is all him. You’re asking occasions that he’s negotiated and been a part of offers. That’s one of many occasions he was a part of it. He’s a part of a bunch of 20 senators that simply got here out with a bipartisan infrastructure package deal, so —

REID: What number of Democrats voted for that large COVID reduction invoice that gave individuals the stimmy? What number of Republicans voted for that? 

KOTT: No, I’m speaking in regards to the one which handed in —

REID: I imply, they didn’t vote for it. 

KOTT: — I’m speaking in regards to the one which handed in —

REID: — oh, the one which Trump did. 

KOTT: — in December, yeah.

REID: Yeah trigger none of them voted for the — none of them voted for any — they received’t do — if it’s Trump, they’ll do something. I imply, they might lay down in entrance of a truck for Donald Trump. They’re — simple to get, you understand, Republicans to vote for one thing Trump’s going to signal. You realize, if the invoice was, you understand — 

KOTT: Certain.

REID: — to lock their moms within the basement, they — they’d vote for that.

With this fruitless effort over, Reid closed with Harriot, who instructed her that “Republicans will not signal on to something” that Democrats would need on voting and thus “I don’t know why we’re on this fruitless effort and Joe Manchin is not going to get it performed as a result of he’s by no means, ever performed it.” 

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To see the related MSNBC transcript from June 17, click on right here.


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