Nicolle Wallace backpedals after saying Sarah Sanders should be choked. MSNBC doesn’t fire her

If you don’t agree with a woman’s opinions, you should suggest on live TV that she be violently choked. That’s what MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace said about White House press secretary Sarah Sanders while bemoaning the lack of civility in politics.

“How do you resist the temptation to run up and wring her neck?” Wallace asked while making a choking gesture with her hands.

Wallace was discussing White House aide Kelly Sadler, who has come under fire for joking about Senator John McCain’s failing health.

As BizPac Review previously reported, Sadler dismissed McCain’s opposition to the confirmation of Gina Haspel, President Trump’s nominee for CIA director.

“It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway,” Sadler reportedly said. For the record, what Sadler said is true:

  • McCain’s opposition to Haspel won’t stymie her confirmation as the first female CIA director in history.
  • John McCain is dying (as we all are).

Wallace insisted that Sarah Sanders should have said Kelly Sadler will be fired when asked about it at Friday’s White House press conference.

“Why can’t she just say, ‘If a staffer said that, we’re going to get to the bottom of it, and she’ll be fired?’” Wallace demanded.

McCain aides have made his impending death a topic of casual conversation when they leaked to the New York Times that the 81-year-old — who’s dying of brain cancer and is planning his own funeral — doesn’t want President Trump at his funeral.

Ironically, Wallace was promoting violence against a woman while rebuking a Trump aide over her “mean” comments. Let that sink in.

Amid volcanic backlash for suggesting that a woman be choked if you don’t like what she says, Nicolle Wallace issued a tepid apology on Twitter, writing, “I used poorly chosen words, and for that I’m sorry.”

Wallace did not apologize to Sarah Sanders, nor did she disavow violence against women.

MSNBC’s reluctance to fire or punish Nicolle Wallace for promoting violence against Sarah Sanders may not come as a total surprise to many Americans, since MSNBC’s parent company, NBC, is embroiled in a series of lurid sexual-assault claims against former anchors Tom Brokaw and Matt Lauer.

NBC is also accused trying to bury the multiple rape reports filed against Harvey Weinstein, executive producer of NBC’s Bravo TV show, “Project Runway.”

Meanwhile, Wallace was excoriated on Twitter by outraged Americans who feel she should be held accountable for her violent rhetoric against women.

One person wrote: “Nicolle Wallace of the vile lying MSNBC thinks that Sarah Sanders should be strangled. They can’t stand when someone calls them out on their bullsh*t. They feel that they have a licence to lie.”

Another person chimed in: “This is outrageous and totally unacceptable!!”

Still another Twitter user fumed: “What a disgusting waste of air. Lefties always calling for violence even though they know they do not have the intestinal fortitude to do it themselves.”

This is not the first time that Wallace, a Republican Never-Trumper, has taken cheap digs at the Trump administration.

As BizPac Review has reported, Wallace was shut down by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for brainwashing the public by relentlessly pushing the narrative that President Trump is racist when his policies have led to the lowest unemployment rates among blacks and Hispanics.

“We as a country have become a country of grievants,” Rice said. “We have become a country that ‘my grievance is superior to your grievance.’ Everybody needs to look in the mirror and say, ‘Why are divisions so deep and what part am I playing in making those divisions deep?’”

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Samantha Chang

Samantha Chang

Samantha Chang is a politics/lifestyle writer and a financial editor. She is a law school graduate and an alum of the University of Pennsylvania. You can find her on Twitter at @Samantha_Chang.
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