“I have to talk to you about this threat to have you all arrested when you return to Texas and supposedly to track you down like the Fugitive Slave Act is still in force now,” Reid mentioned to her visitor, Rep. Chris Turner. “What do you make of that, those threats?”
Turner responded that they’re “empty threats,” however Reid’s comparability to the Fugitive Slave Act raised eyebrows.
The Fugitive Slave Act was an 1850 regulation that amended a previous regulation requiring all escaped slaves be returned to their house owners upon their seize. It compelled free states within the North to cooperate and was extensively despised by abolitionists.
The Democratic lawmakers ditched their house state on Monday to stop a quorum from a particular session that may sort out election safety payments. They attacked Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Republicans on Tuesday for allegedly making an attempt to suppress the votes of minorities, and so they have documented their exploits on social media, gloating about “fugitive” standing, boasting of their “sacrifice,” and even singing “We Shall Overcome.”
NewBusters managing editor Curtis Houck joked after listening to Reid’s comparability and her reward of the Texas Democrats, “Ah, yes. Texas Democrats taking Miller Lites on a maskless private jet to Washington D.C. is just like storming the beaches of Normandy, going building to building in the Battle of Fallujah, and surviving the cold winter of 1777 in Valley Forge.”
Reid, who has a protracted historical past of spreading conspiracy theories and misinformation, isn’t any stranger to making outlandish feedback. In 2018 she infamously claimed that homophobic feedback on her previous weblog, “The Reid Report,” weren’t written by her in a narrative that shocked the media trade. She blamed hackers and claimed to enlist the FBI to examine her implausible declare, however she turned emotional on air when her story fell aside.
Reid admitted it was unlikely she was hacked, however she claimed that she didn’t recall making the offensive remarks, for which she apologized anyway. The weird saga broken her popularity, however she has since been promoted from the weekends to weekdays on MSNBC.
Fox News’ Tyler Olson contributed to this report.