On his Monday edition of Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews, along with panelists Eugene Robinson, Howard Fineman, and Joan Walsh hit socialist Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) from the left for his voting record on gun rights, particularly a 2005 bill that granted civil immunity from gun manufacturers.
At one point, Matthews oddly compared Sanders to the late liberal-but-segregationist Sen. William Fulbright (D-Ark.), suggesting his vote on the immunity bill was unforgivable in the same vein Fulbright’s defense of Jim Crow was.
Later in the conversation, Matthew counseled that when it comes to Sanders’s voting record on gun rights, she really need to “Deck him!” The remarks were made in a segment looking at Hillary Clinton’s campaigning today in New Hampshire on freshly-unveiled gun-control plan that includes repealing the 2005 law in question.
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