MSNBC’s Yamiche Alcindor: Remember that Paul Gosar Literally ‘Tweeted Out a Video Where AOC Was Getting Murdered’
ALCINDOR: “I think 'The New York Times' does a really good job of -- in one line of this, even though they do a good job in the article. They say, 'He has little in the way of fixed political ideology.' I underlined that as I was reading this article because part of it is it really does, I think, underscore what Kevin McCarthy is. He’s not someone who has hard views. He's not someone who in some ways has said, 'Oh, here’s what my political ideology is. I won’t be a conspiracy theorist, I won’t embrace people that others have said are saying racist things. I’m not going to embrace Paul Gosar,' who literally -- I think for people maybe don’t remember -- he tweeted out a video where AOC was getting murdered. That’s -- those are the people he’s putting on these committees, or people who maybe think it’s too far to remember what these people did in the first place. So it really underscores that Kevin McCarthy has found himself in a tough situation, but he's also found himself in a situation where he’s leaning into the Republican base and not setting any sort of boundaries, at least from what I can tell in my reporting, to what he's willing to accept from his caucus, as long he's able to continue to hold on to power."