Earlier this week Rep. Joaquin Castro in Texas "named and shamed" San Antonio supporters of President Donald J. Trump in what he says was an effort to get these Americans to think twice before being "complicit in white supremacy." Anybody with common sense understood the move was dangerous, especially coming from a public official, as it could paint a target on these individuals' backs regardless if the information was already public or not. On MSNBC Thursday night, guest Elie Mystal took the hysteria over supporting President Trump one step further, saying that protesters should form literal mobs outside the SoulCycle and Equinox chairman's home in the Hamptons due to his support for the commander-in-chief.
"People of color are already targeted under this administration," Mystal said Thursday night regarding Rep. Castro's actions. "I have no problem with shining the light back on the donors who fund this kind of racialized hate."
"I mean I go further, I want pitchforks and torches outside [Stephen Ross'] house in the Hamptons," Mystal continued. "I've been to the Hamptons, it's very nice. There's no reason why it has to be. There's no reason he should be able to have a nice little party. There's no reason why people shouldn't be able to be outside of his house and making their voices peacefully understood."
The MSNBC host, Chris Hayes, agreed that this mob would simply be an expression of the First Amendment.
"Demonstrating, totally...There have been peaceful protests outside Mitch McConnell's house," Hayes added. "And I imagine there will be peaceful protests outside of this...It is all speech, right? Peaceful protest. The right to the assembly under the First Amendment."
This week, the "peaceful" protester's outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's home said they wished somebody would "stab the motherf*cker in the heart." The "mo-fo" was in reference to Sen. McConnell.
President Trump will attend a high dollar 2020 fundraiser this weekend in the Hamptons at Ross' home.
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