Posted on June 22, 2022

MSNBC’s Johnson Melts Down: GOP Commits Violence Against Black People Regularly

Kevin Tober, Newsbusters, June 21, 2022

On MSNBC’s Deadline: White House on Tuesday afternoon, host Nicole Wallace spent her show the same way she has almost every day since January 6, 2021, which is obsessing over the riots on Capitol Hill. During this coverage, she brought on Morgan State University journalism professor and MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson to react to the latest theatrics from the Pelosi-picked January 6 committee.

After airing a soundbite from a Georgia poll worker named Ruby Freeman who was allegedly made a target after being caught on tape “passing a suspicious USB drive while counting election results in Fulton County,” Johnson was furious.

“The level of rage that I and people that I know had when we saw this testimony is beyond anything I’ve probably experienced since George Floyd,” Johnson wailed. {snip}

He then claimed without evidence that the Republican Party engages in violence against black people “on a regular basis”:

The level of violence that the Republican organization engages in against black people on a regular basis should make everything that happens in this trial pale in comparison. {snip}