MSNBC visitor Mark Thompson in contrast Senate Republicans blocking the Democrat’s sweeping election reform invoice, the For The Individuals Act, to “apartheid.”
Thompson, host of the “Make It Plain” podcast, was current in a five-person panel on MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber” to debate the invoice failing to get the 60 votes wanted to beat the filibuster. Following the vote, Thompson appeared to label the U.S. Senate as a “holdover” from the time of slavery.
“This can be a holdover, actually, from the time of enslavement,” Thompson said. “Many of those senators characterize locations that don’t have the identical inhabitants whereas nearly all of individuals assist this laws. This isn’t a democracy. This can be a minority that’s controlling this, and, you realize, on the danger of creating a controversial metaphor, I imply. We all know what minority rule is, and there’s a time period for minority rule and that’s known as apartheid. We fought towards that as properly.”
Thompson piled on his grievances by insisting that “fifty Democrats characterize 43 million extra individuals than the 50 Republicans do” earlier than including “one thing’s going to must be executed” after this vote.
Thompson has been a frequent visitor on MSNBC applications regardless of holding some controversial positions. He has brazenly known as for reparations in America and has repeatedly defended and spoke with Nation of Islam Chief Louis Farrakhan. As late as 2019, Thompson has tweeted in protection of Farrakhan, who has been accused of of anti-Semitism and homophobia for his feedback and sermons.
As Thompson railed towards Republican senators, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., was talking on the ground of the Senate. Whitehouse has been embroiled in controversy over his membership of an elite seashore membership which is alleged to have an all-white membership. Thompson made no point out of Whitehouse’s controversy.