MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart called Mississippi a “fortress of conservatism” and “racism” on “AM Joy” Sunday and said the state has a reputation for “backwardness.”
Capehart was discussing the upcoming runoff election between GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy when he began bashing Mississippi voters and their values.
“This is as much a cultural vote as it is a political vote,” he said. “Mississippi … is a fortress. It’s a fortress of conservatism. It’s a fortress of Republicanism. And as we’re seeing in this race, it unfortunately is a fortress of racism.”
Capehart compared Hyde-Smith to President Donald Trump because of her unapologetic style and said Espy might be hurt by outside groups coming in to lobby on his behalf. – READ MORE