The Wednesday panelists on Fox’s Outnumbered were not impressed by Susan Rice‘s interview with Andrea Mitchell yesterday, and they certainly were not impressed with anyone saying that criticism for the former National Security adviser is due her race and gender.
Yesterday, Rice categorically denied the reports and allegations that she denied unmasking President Trump‘s staff for political reasons during an investigation into Russian officials. As Outnumbered discussed whether Rice should testify before Congress on the matter, the panel turned their attention to a moment on MSNBC’s Hardball when Chris Matthews spoke to network contributor and Mother Jones editor David Corn.
During that discussion, Matthews quipped “notice it’s always a female” who takes flak from conservatives, and Corn eventually followed along by saying “Maybe because she’s a black woman.” Without missing a beat, Harris Faulkner reacted to that exchange by bringing the hammer down.
“Oh no, you’ve got to be kidding me!” Faulkner exclaimed. “Because she’s a black woman? That’s crazy!…Neither one of those men are serious.”
Eboni Williams followed up on Faulkner, saying Corn’s “nonsense” allusion implies that black women are “less capable, less accountable and less credible” than other people. Meghan McCain also opined that it was identity politics at work if people thought race or gender have anything to do with whether Rice leaked materials she wasn’t supposed to.
Watch above, via Fox.
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