Reid Suggests DeSantis’ Second Amendment Warning to Looters is ‘Racist’

After Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s race-mongering hate show The ReidOut, during which racist host Joy Reid suggested that a warning to potential looters by FL Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) echoed the sentiment of racists during the segregation era, social media users lashed out at her “racist” and “pro-looting” message.

DeSantis had warned would-be looters that they would be risking their lives by trying to enter the homes of Hurricane Ian victims, saying, “We’re a Second Amendment state.” Reid subsequently likened DeSantis to segregationist Miami Police Chief Walter E. Headley, who, in 1967, stated, “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.”

“Didn’t take DeSantis long to return to form,” Reid wrote.

Many took to social media to vent outrage.

“What is racist about warning people not to take things that don’t belong to them?” asked Jeremy Redfern, deputy press secretary for the governor. “Be specific.”

“Is Joy saying only Blacks loot?” asked author and Security Studies Group President Jim Hanson. “Seems a bit racist.”

“Let’s try to parse this out. Is this a claim that, just b/c some racist jackass agreed with the rest of us that ‘looters beware, we have a legal right to defend our home & property’ 55 yrs ago, that now the principle itself is racist?” asked podcast host Jeff Blehar. “Or is she just unintelligent? Help me here.”

“Describing a threat to looters by politicians or business-people as ‘racist’ is a great example of both the Univariate Fallacy and the subtle bias of woke people,” wrote author and political science professor Wilfred Reilly.

“Did you just assume that (a) all looters are Black, and (b) race is WHY people would kill them?” he added.

“Now wait a minute, @GovRonDeSantis didn’t say anything about race so Joy Reid must think all looters are Black,” wrote former congressional candidate Robby Starbuck.

“When did Ron DeSantis say or imply anything about race? Looters of any demographic, including white straight non-Muslim ones, deserve to get what’s coming to them,” one Twitter use wrote.

“Joy Reid, apparently pro-looting!” wrote another.

“I guess Joy Reid assumes all homeowners are white and the looters are black,” wrote another user. “How does MSNBC allow this clown to have airtime?”

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Reid Likens Ron DeSantis to George Wallace

On April 22, 2021, Reid likened Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis to the late segregationist Governor George Wallace (who was a Democrat), for signing a new Florida law that: (a) stiffened the penalties for crimes committed during a riot or violent protest; (b) permitted authorities to detain arrested protesters until a first court appearance; (c) established new felony designations for organizing or participating in a violent protests; and (d) made it a second-degree felony to vandalize a memorial, plaque, flag, painting, structure, or any other object that commemorates historical people or events. Among Reid’s remarks were the following:

  • “This is directed at Black Lives Matter. It feels so George Wallace that I’m shocked that George Wallace didn’t actually think of it back when he was governor of Alabama.”
  • “Ron DeSantis appears to really want to reenact the entire George Wallace history. I guess he wants to be the modern-day George Wallace because he is enacting a slew of laws that essentially try to make it illegal to protest in the state of Florida, illegal to touch their precious Confederate statues from the losing side of the Civil War, right? But then also — but you also can’t vote. This is Jim Crow in your state.”

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