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MSNBC host Al Sharpton slammed federal judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination, saying the audience in the Rose Garden was too white.
“I was glad her two [black] kids did come out,” Sharpton said (see video below). “Because I couldn’t find too many other people of color in that audience.”
SLIME: The MSNBC hate against Barrett starts immediately. "I was glad her two kids did come out, I couldn't find too many other people of color in that audience." pic.twitter.com/jfPBF6u1Tj
— Scott Whitlock (@ScottJW) September 26, 2020
Sharpton then took aim at Judge Barrett’s multi-ethnic family, which includes two black children she and her husband adopted from Haiti years ago. Sharpton slammed President Trump for saying Barrett’s family was beautiful.
Sharpton said, “It is almost offensive for him to brag about her adopting children from Haiti, which is certainly honorable. He called Haiti a sh*thole country. So he’s sitting there with the height of hypocrisy, in terms of his own rhetoric in the past.”
Rather than criticize Coney Barrett’s legal qualifications or judicial decisions, Sharpton focused on the race of the audience in the White House Rose Garden.
Sharpton remarked: “That was the least diverse audience I’ve ever seen an announcement like this made in my life. I looked around.”
It’s not surprising that Al Sharpton looked at the Supreme Court nomination entirely through the lens of skin color because of his well-documented history of race-baiting.
Earlier this year, Sharpton forced every Democrat presidential candidate to pledge that if elected, they’d give slavery reparations to black Americans.
In 1991, Sharpton fomented the Crown Heights riots — which resulted in four days of looting, vandalism, and violent assaults in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
During the riots, hundreds of New York City police officers and civilians were injured, dozens of businesses were vandalized, and countless police cars were set on fire.
Meanwhile, other anti-Trumpers like comedian Bill Maher are attacking Amy Coney Barrett’s Catholic religion.
“She’s a f**king nut!” Maher said. “Amy Barrett, [is] Catholic. Really Catholic.”
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said Democrats are in a no-win situation when it comes to attacking Judge Barrett.
After Democrats viciously attacked Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court nomination, they alienated many Americans. This resulted in Republicans picking up a few extra Senate seats in the November 2018 midterm elections.
Gingrich also noted that Barrett’s jurisprudence has been widely praised by her past colleagues — Democrat, Republican, and Independent.
“With the nomination of Judge Barrett, the Democrats face a real dilemma,” Gingrich said. “Judge Barrett is incredibly smart, has an impressive career, and is well-known as a caring, compassionate person. Judge Barrett is going to come across as professional, knowledgeable and likable. By all rights, she should be considered a remarkable, inspirational figure to all Americans regardless of political leanings, and especially to young women.”
Gingrich continued: “The dilemma for the Democrats is they have to decide whether they will try to destroy her (as they tried with Bork, Thomas, and Kavanaugh) or to concede that she is unacceptable for liberals but acceptable (indeed, preferable) to most Americans.”
Gingrich concluded: “Will they attack her in a way that ultimately turns her into a sympathetic figure (as happened with both Justice Thomas and Justice Kavanaugh)? Will they attack her deeply-held Catholic beliefs in a way that alienates the largest single denomination in the United States? Barrett is, frankly, smarter than the Democrats who will be trying to attack her.”
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