WATCH: Joy Reid Accuses Right Wing Think Tanks of Promoting Anti-Masker Violence Against School Boards
Kids don’t seem to mind wearing face masks. Millions of children wore masks to school last year with no issue. Conservative parents, however, seem borderline obsessive about the topic.
Over the last few months, the internet has been plagued with videos of anti-mask parents losing their minds at school board members. During her Tuesday show, Joy Reid took issue with the people pushing these altercations.
Reid said of Republicans funding the protests, “For many of them, it’s just theater, their own little Game of Thrones, trying to grab power by playing on the paranoia of the marks in their party base, but for those on the receiving end of these threats, it’s not a game at all.”
The MSNBC host continued, “Many of these school board meetings have been abruptly canceled because of these outbursts,” Reid said. “These folks would like you to believe there is an organic movement on behalf of the majority of Americans. These astroturf protests have been primed by right-wing think tanks, including the Proud Boys, even people who don’t have kids in the school. While these twisted ravings get tons of coverage, the loudest voices do not equal majorities. Nearly 7 in 10 Americans support their local school districts requiring teachers, students and administrators to wear masks in schools. So, kids don’t get sick and wind up in the hospital or dead or infect their parents.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC: