April Fool: Reid Presses Harris to Say 2024 Election Will Be Illegitimate

It’s April 1, so you know what that means! And MSNBC’s ReidOut host Joy Reid didn’t disappoint on Friday night as she sat down for an exclusive interview with Vice President Kamala Harris. While there were some decent questions at the top of the show, things quickly devolved into trying to get Harris to give credence to some of the left’s wild conspiracy theories including a suggestion that the 2024 presidential election would be messed with.

Reid did begin with a lucid and fair question about how bad it is that presidential candidates skip over non-swing states. But she would eventually hit Harris with this conspiratorial nonsense: “Are you concerned that the 2024 election will face the same kind of interference? Are you concerned that our democracy won’t hold if there’s no accountability?”

In the same vein as that one, Reid brought up Ginni Thomas and targeted her Supreme Court justice husband, Clarence Thomas with the idea that not only should he “recuse himself from any cases related to January 6” but also “future elections” case no matter what.

Reid couched this supposed concern for our democracy in the idea that America could not be taken seriously or be a leading force in the world if the Biden administration allowed certain Republican senators, whom she accused of plotting the riot at the Capitol, to walk free (Click “expand”):

Let’s talk about our democracy here. Because we’re struggling with our democracy as well. As we all know, there was an insurrection, an attempted coup, I don’t think there is another way to describe it that took place last year. And as we get more information about what happened and who was behind it, we’re finding out there were members of Congress who were come complicit. There were United States Senators.

You’re the president of the Senate as vice president of the United States. What do you think should be the consequences for people like Ted Cruz, people like Josh Hawley who are now being named as we learn more about those who were actually putting together the plan to overthrow our election?

And to drive her point home, Reid grilled Harris on the leftist idea that Attorney General Merrick Garland wasn’t doing enough to prosecute Republicans. “But is there some frustration out of the White House about the speed of this investigation given that we have another election, another presidential election right around the corner,” she asked.

Adding: “Merrick Garland was asked again today why the Justice Department has taken no action on Mark Meadows found in contempt of Congress. These contempt citations are going to the DOJ and I think the public is seeing very little action.”

Parroting the laughable tagline from President Biden that his presidency meant “America is back,” Reid shared her concern with Harris “that it may be difficult for our allies to trust that our democracy will hold” if former President Trump wasn’t in jail and Republican election integrity laws were allowed to be passed.

“Doesn’t that undermine the case that you need to make and that the president needs to make about democracy, about American democracy,” she demanded to know.

In another question, Reid lamented how “NBC News polling and others showing a disconnect between the performance of the economy and … the actual substance of what has been passed and what American voters have received.”

And she blamed this on Democratic Senators Joe Manchin (WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) because they supposedly “stood in the way” of progress. “Are Senators Manchin and Sinema – in the view of the White House – are they allies of this administration or are they opponents,” she queried.

Reid really lived up to the spirit of April 1.

Joy Reid’s anti-Republican conspiratorial nonsense was made possible because of lucrative sponsorships from CarShield and HughesNet. Their contact information is linked.

The transcript is below, click “expand” to read:

MSNBC’s The ReidOut
April 1, 2022
7:08:23 p.m. Eastern

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JOY REID: Let’s talk about our democracy here. Because we’re struggling with our democracy as well. As we all know, there was an insurrection, an attempted coup, I don’t think there is another way to describe it that took place last year. And as we get more information about what happened and who was behind it, we’re finding out there were members of Congress who were come complicit. There were United States Senators.

You’re the president of the Senate as vice president of the United States. What do you think should be the consequences for people like Ted Cruz, people like Josh Hawley who are now being named as we learn more about those who were actually putting together the plan to overthrow our election?

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7:10:53 p.m. Eastern

REID: And are you concerned, is the White House concerned with the speed of the investigation? Merrick Garland was asked again today why the Justice Department has taken no action on Mark Meadows found in contempt of Congress. These contempt citations are going to the DOJ and I think the public is seeing very little action. The DOJ has expanded some of the investigation and they say they will look as low or as high, they don’t care the position people are in.

But is there some frustration out of the White House about the speed of this investigation given that we have another election, another presidential election right around the corner?

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7:11:47 p.m.

REID: Are you concerned that the 2024 election will face the same kind of interference? Are you concerned that our democracy won’t hold if there’s no accountability?

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7:18:13 p.m. Eastern

REID: You know, we started off talking about Ukraine and I wonder if you’re concerned having as you said been in these European capitals, promoting the idea as President Biden says America is back, we’re back in line with the west and promoting the ideas of democracy; that it may be difficult for our allies to trust that our democracy will hold if a former president can participate in and foment an attempted coup in this country, and can walk away from it, and in this country right now Republicans all across the country are severely restricting the right to vote, severely undermining access to the ballot.

Doesn’t that undermine the case that you need to make and that the president needs to make about democracy, about American democracy?

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7:21:17 p.m. Eastern

REID: Well, one of the things we’re seeing is NBC News polling and others showing a disconnect between the performance of the economy and as you said, you know, the actual substance of what has been passed and what American voters have received.

And people’s contentment including with the administration, there is an enthusiasm gap that’s north of 10, 12 percent. Republicans are more enthusiastic than Democrats. And dig down into those numbers it’s because many in the Democratic base don’t feel they have gotten what they voted for, what they were promised buy the Biden-Harris campaign now that it is the Biden-Harris administration.

One of the reasons for that is that Senator Joe Manchin, Senator Kyrsten Sinema have stood in the way of extending the child tax credit, have stood in the way of increasing the minimum wage, have stood in the way of many of the Build Back Better bill, have stood in the way of passing voting rights. Are Senators Manchin and Sinema – in the view of the White House – are they allies of this administration or are they opponents?”

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7:24:13 p.m. Eastern

REID: Do you believe that the revelations about Ginni Thomas have reveal that the ethics rules for Supreme Court justice should be strengthened? Should Clarence Thomas recuse himself from any cases related to January 6 or future elections?

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7:24:38 p.m. Eastern

REID: We all sat and watched the Ketanji Brown Jackson hearings in which she very calmly sat through what I think a lot of – particularly black women, let’s just be honest, felt was brazen disrespect from senators like Lindsey Graham, senators like Tom cotton, senators like Josh Hawley. What did you think when you watched that hearing?

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