MSNBC Panelist Calls Republicans 'Domestic Terror Group'

"The American people (should) consider...locking them up."

In a discussion about healthcare on MSNBC’s AM Joy, frequent guest Fernand Armandi said a mouthful Saturday. The part-time panelist and full-time nut made the assertion that the GOP is a “domestic terror group.”

The comment came after host Joy Reid introduced the topic of the debate over renewing the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Reid asked Armandi about his home state:

"We know that Florida has a large abundance of people who are on CHIP. In a state like that, can the members of Congress from Florida afford not to renew CHIP? And why haven't they pushed for it?”

Armandi, who is well-known for his absurd left-wing statements, responded the only way he seems to know how -- absurdly:

“It's an excellent question, Joy. You know, Florida and many other states would be decimated -- Florida's children, other children. And I think it leads to the question: Is it any surprise that the party that is pro-pay-for-play, pro-Putin, and now with Roy Moore, pro-pedophilia, the fact that they're that any surprise? I don't think it is. And I think, Joy, this is emblematic -- this CHIP scenario where you mentioned nine million children -- children -- without health insurance."

Pay-to-play? Like the Clinton Foundation? As for pedophilia, Armandi was of course referring to unproven charges against Moore involving teen girls in Alabama, where the age of consent is 16. But Armandi couldn’t be troubled with the validity of his accusations; he was merely using allegations of Clinton-like corruption and party-sponsored child molestation as a warmup to his main point:

“I think if you take a step back, one has to ask themselves -- and I think the American people should ask themselves the broader question: What has the Republican in the last 10 years done to help the American people? What have they done? This is not a political party; this is a domestic terror group."


As is par for the course at MSNBC, neither the host nor the other panelists had any extreme reaction to the bizarre comment, which was topped off with this zinger:

"And I think what the American people should consider when they ask themselves that question -- with a party that has done nothing to help the American people -- is to vote them out and consider possibly afterwards locking them up, Joy.”

This is the same man who earlier this year called President Trump "insane, unhinged, unfit, (and) psychotic." Armandi may want to step back for a bit of self-reflection. In the meantime, MSNBC doesn't bat an eye as one more leftist makes absurd and unfounded comments, on a show where the host recently said that Donald Trump has made now "the worst time to be a human." Nothing new to see here.