MSNBC journalist Joy Ann Reid tweeted on Sunday that the National Rifle Association is "soaked and bathed in blood” after a gunman shot and killed at least 26 people and injured over 20 others at a rural Texas church.
“The @NRA is soaked and bathed in blood. How do its adherents sleep at night?” Reid tweeted at 3:34 pm before any details of the shooting were released, including the identification of the shooter.
Reid is a national correspondent for MSNBC and hosts a weekend show on the cable network.
Reid continued her Twitter assault on the NRA in a series of later tweets in which she claimed that the country was “a danger to the world, not the light of it.”
“We are facing nascent fascism, the threat of autocracy and authoritarianism, resurgent neo-Nazism, mass shootings and political violence … all juxtaposed with unprecedented American weakness on the global stage. In just one short year America has become an albatross,” she tweeted. “We are a danger to the world, not the light of it… all so our bitter third can ‘have their turn’ to run things an feel important.”
She also jumped on the bandwagon of criticizing people who said that their thoughts and prayers were with the victims
One commenter on Twitter asked Reid why the NRA Twitter goes “silent” after mass shootings and asked “When do they ever tweet?”
“When they figure out how to spin the violence against people of color, immigrants or ‘Antifa’ to sell more guns. #bloodontheirhands,” Reid replied.
Many on Twitter attacked Reid for politicizing the tragedy.
The Texas church shooter was stopped when a good Samaritan hero armed himself with a rifle and engaged the shooter in a gunfight.
The shooter dropped his weapon in the gunfight and was pursued by the hero with a gun and a second hero good Samaritan until the killer was dead.
There's little doubt that if a hero hadn't armed himself with a rifle, he would not have been able to stop the church shooter.