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While discussing the Justice Department’s investigation into whether Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) broke federal sex trafficking laws, Joy Reid, absent of evidence, tried hard to connect Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to the scandal.
Reid began by discussing an alleged trip to the Bahamas in 2018 involving Gaetz, Jason Pirozzolo, and Halsey Beshears. Because Gaetz was a top adviser to candidate DeSantis at the time, Reid insinuated to Glenn Kirschner that this scandal is “creeping” up on DeSantis.
“If you’re Ron DeSantis, does it feel like it’s creeping closer to you?” Reid said. “Because these are your friends, these are your allies.”
Instead of calling out Reid for disgraceful speculation, Kirschner instead took it a step further:
“You have to believe that DeSantis, I mean, these are his boys, these are his guys, right? We’ve seen the pictures, we’ve seen the stories,” Kirschner responds. “You have to believe that Ron DeSantis, if he has done anything wrong, feels like things are creeping closer and closer to him.”
This was a real conversation on a channel that draws millions of viewers per hour:
Without any evidence, MSNBC's Joy Reid and Glenn Kirschner insinuate that Ron DeSantis will be implicated in the sex trafficking ring with Congressman Matt Gaetz and Joel Greenberg involving drugs and hookers.
Kirschner: "[T]hings are creeping closer and closer to him. " pic.twitter.com/kmJbrkhPeS
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) April 15, 2021
To, randomly yet strategically, tie anyone to a serious sex trafficking scandal is consequential and warrants a retraction. But good luck.
Reid, Kirschner, and MSNBC can claim they were just asking the question, but that’s a lie. This was a clear attempt to jumpstart a career-altering narrative around DeSantis.
Reid and Kirschner set out to do what 60 Minutes could not: bring down Ron DeSantis. DeSantis refused to obey COVID lockdown demands and his vindication is a threat to both Democrats and the media. Among the far-left’s current motivations, damaging DeSantis with fabricated storylines in time for 2024 ranks near the top.
Joy Reid hit a new low, which says something. Just last month, she said — again with no proof — that red states are only keeping black people alive so they can make white people steaks. Reid is a hateful person, who has been rewarded for conspiratorial commentary.
60 Minutes was exposed, but Joy Reid didn’t have any respect to lose.