Chris Matthews: GOP Picking on Nancy Pelosi Because She’s an ‘Ethnic Person


It all started with a tingle going up Chris Matthews’ thigh, but it went straight to his head and apparently, short-circuited his brain. On Monday, the MSNBC host said Republicans are targeting Nancy Pelosi because she is an “ethnic person.”

Take a second to absorb such idiocy.

Matthews and his panel were discussing the pushback from the GOP and President Trump against the California Democrat for having such a sour face during the State of the Union as well as her jabs at the tax reform bill. Instead of brushing it off as politics as usual, Matthews one-upped even himself by finding a far more nefarious reason Pelosi is being attacked:

"Picking on somebody from one of the coasts, usually ethnic, and making them the poster person of the Democratic Party is old business for the Republicans. They did it with — way back — to some guy from the Bronx back in the 40s; they did it with Bella Abzug from the west side of New York City; they did it to Tip O’Neil; they did it to Teddy… Kennedy, and now they do it after Nancy Pelosi. They love to get an ethnic sort of person from one of the coasts and make them the bad person.”

Matthews is as confused about Pelosi as Elizabeth Warren is about herself. Then again, it’s the Democrats telling us George Zimmerman is white, Rachel Dolezal is black, and Bruce Jenner is a woman. What do we know?

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