Far-left MSNBC host Joy Reid ran a segment on Thursday night with a partisan former federal prosecutor, Glenn Kirschner, where the two tried to loosely imply that Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis could be implicated in an alleged scandal involving sex trafficking — despite having absolutely no proof.
The segment focused on Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who has been accused of being involved in sex trafficking, allegations that he vehemently denies. Gaetz has also not been charged with any crime.
“So, the question for Gaetz, because obviously Greenberg has to give somebody bigger than him, that would be Gaetz,” Reid said. “Here is at least, per the reporting, the people who were on that Bahamas trip. Notice if you see somebody’s name that rings a couple of times.”
“[You] had at least five women, per Politico, you had Gaetz; you had a guy named Jason Pirozzolo, the hand surgeon and GOP fundraiser to Ron DeSantis, who apparently Gaetz wanted to turn into the attorney general of Florida,” Reid continued. “There’s Halsey Beshears, a former state legislator and former appointed official in the DeSantis administration.”
“If you’re Ron DeSantis, does this feel like it’s creeping closer to you?” Reid asked Kirschner. “Because these are your friends, these are your allies.”
“Yeah, just as Greenberg’s lawyer said about Matt Gaetz when he left the courthouse the other day, he said, you know what, if I were Matt Gaetz, I don’t think I’d be all that comfortable right about now,” Kirschner claimed. “You have to believe that DeSantis, I mean, these are his boys, these are his guys, right? We’ve seen the pictures.”
“We’ve heard the stories. You have to believe that Ron DeSantis, if he has done anything wrong, feels like things are creeping closer and closer to him,” Kirschner claimed.
Without any evidence, MSNBC's Joy Reid and Glenn Kirschner insinuate that Ron DeSantis will be implicated in the sex trafficking ring with Congressman Matt Gaetz and Joel Greenberg involving drugs and hookers.
Kirschner: "[T]hings are creeping closer and closer to him. " pic.twitter.com/kmJbrkhPeS
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) April 15, 2021
CBS News’ “60 Minutes” tried to smear DeSantis with a deceptively edited segment that aired earlier this month. The segment was so disastrous that CBS News had to address issues with their reporting several times the following week after receiving widespread backlash over the segment, including from Democrats.
- CBS Deceptively Edits Reporter’s Interaction With FL Governor Ron DeSantis. Here’s What He Really Said.
- Publix, Democrat State Official Blast ‘Absolutely False And Offensive’ CBS ‘60 Minutes’ Smear Of DeSantis
- CBS Slammed For Smearing Ron DeSantis On ‘60 Minutes’: ‘One Of The More Blatant Political Hatchet Jobs’
- DeSantis Hits CBS After They Claim Deceptive Editing Was ‘For Clarity’: Here’s What They Didn’t Tell You
- Democrat Mayor On CBS Smearing Ron DeSantis: I Explained Everything To Them In 45-Minute Interview
- Emails Show CBS Had DeSantis’ Answers To Questions Before Segment Aired, Ignored Warning From Democrat
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