MSNBC’s Jason Johnson Lumps Clarence Thomas with White Racist Lynchers
JOHNSON: "I’m not surprised. This is what the President does. But I think in the grander scheme of things I’m old enough to remember when we had a Supreme Court justice who referred to him being asked questions, Clarence Thomas, as the high-tech lynching of an uppity black man. It is always been fascinating to me that Republican parties and the far-right in this country who are primarily responsible for massive domestic terrorism and lynching of black people in this country purely for the fact that we were trying to vote are always the first people to invoke that imagery when they are being held accountable for their behavior. But I also want to add somebody to the list of people who should be ashamed of themselves. Tim Scott, senator from South Carolina came forward and said, 'Well, maybe not lynching, but it’s a death row.' No. This has nothing to do with death. The only people who are dying are kids on the border and Kurds right now because of this president. This president is being held accountable by the Constitution that he refuses to follow for his own bad behavior. And using this sort of red herring of racial animus in order to activate his side is not going to distract us from holding this president accountable. It’s disgusting and it's typical, but we’re not going to fall for it in the media or the American citizens this time."