While certain cable news hosts have long held a reputation for denigrating conservative icons, some particularly outspoken talking heads nonetheless manage to raise more than a few eyebrows.
Such was the case with MSNBC host Joy Reid, who recently referred to conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas using a term that has been identified as a racial slur, according to Fox News.
“Legally makes no sense”
During a recent election-related segment, Reid complained that “Uncle Clarence” might throw the presidential election in President Donald Trump’s favor if a contested result ends up before the Supreme Court.
Even as Democrats maintain confidence that former Vice President Joe Biden will be declared the winner, many are upset that the election was not the landslide victory widely predicted by pundits and pollsters.
With the election still in turmoil on Wednesday, Reid launched into a rhetorical attack on the nation’s highest court — in particular, those justices occupying its conservative majority.
“It’s not exactly clear that we can trust Amy Coney Barrett and Kavanaugh and these others not to be just like Bill Barr,” she said, referencing the current attorney general.
Reid went on to insist that it “scares people” to believe that the Trump campaign might “do something that legally makes no sense” by pushing its legal challenges all the way to the Supreme Court.
“But if they somehow manage to stumble into the Supreme Court, do any of you guys trust Uncle Clarence and Amy Coney Barrett and those guys to actually follow the letter of the law?” Reid asked.
“I emerge from this disappointed”
Of course, Reid’s opprobrium is not reserved solely for the Supreme Court justices with whom she disagrees. She went on to express disappointment in the American people for displaying a “great amount of racism” by not resoundingly voting to oust Trump.
“As the night went on, and I realized, and it sunk in, OK that’s not happening. We are still who we thought, unfortunately,” Reid said. “It’s disappointing. I emerge from this disappointed.”
Trump has signaled his prediction that election-related challenges would end up before the Supreme Court.
As indicated in an announcement on Friday, the Republican Party of Pennsylvania petitioned the high court in an attempt to stop further counting of mail-in ballots in the state.