A major MSNBC guest on this week’s Leftist Media Scream claims
that Republicans are attempting to “remove” nonwhites and liberal migrants from voter lists.
On Saturday, MSNBC has Ali Velshi had a guest who said that
“the politics of Republican redistricting actually reflects a sort of terrible logic of elimination” in which “they’re attempting to erase certain voices and communities.”
“Stephen Miller couldn’t do it, and Trump couldn’t do it,” Cristina Beltran, an associate professor at New York University’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, said — but they will attempt it through redistricting based on new census data.
“The GOP can’t make the country whiter, so they’re using redistricting to deprive citizens of their authority and make Congress seem less like America,” said Beltran, author of Cruelty as Citizenship: How Migrant Suffering Sustains White Democracy.
From MSNBC’s Velshi on Saturday morning:
ALI VELSHI: Cristina, when people, However, I believe the result is paradoxical. ‘Well, if the census shows we’re more varied, our representation should be more diverse,’ most people respond. In reality, it is likely to become less varied in the future.
BELTRAN, CRISTINA: Absolutely, exactly, and I think there’s a big issue here: the census, on the one hand, confirms what we already know:
that America is a profoundly diverse country, but Republican redistricting tactics, on the other hand, reflect a nasty logic of removal, right? Isn’t it where they’re attempting to silence particular voices and populations? So, I believe they’re attempting to politically eliminate a large number of Americans, right? The GOP can’t make the country whiter,
so they’re using redistricting to rob people of their authority and make Congress seem less like America. Stephen Miller couldn’t do it,
and Trump couldn’t do it in his politics in a full manner, though they tried with anti-immigration policies.
“The only ‘ugly logic’ here is from Ali Velshi and MSNBC in their decision to feature a guest with such an ugly take on a standard practice after every census when the party that dominates a state gets to do some ‘gerrymandering,'” says Brent Baker, vice president of research and publications at the Media Research Center. It isn’t the evil act indicated by Beltran, and it isn’t limited to one political party. But leave it to MSNBC to infuse it with racial overtones and venom directed at Donald Trump and Stephen Miller. “
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