(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) On a segment of “Deadline: White House,” MSNBC‘s Nicolle Wallace compared Govs. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla, and Glenn Youngkin, R-Va., to Russian soldiers raping children, Daily Caller reported.
Wallace accused DeSantis and Youngkin of “dehumanization” because of their recently proposed and passed parental rights bills and executive orders.
MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace compares Youngkin and DeSantis’ legislation to Russian soldiers raping children.
“The truth is dehumanization as a tactic for politics is from war. Russians get the soldiers to rape children by dehumanizing them.” pic.twitter.com/kFrQ5gDUWE
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“I worry [that] in covering Glenn Youngkin and his politics of parental choice, all of the focus was on how well it worked,” she said. “And even in our conversations about DeSantis, it’s about how well they’re serving him.
“The truth is, dehumanization as a tactic for politics, is from war. Dehumanization is a tactic that we’re speaking of right now. Russians get their soldiers to rape children by dehumanizing them. Dehumanization, as a practice, is a tactic of war.”
“It’s being deployed in our politics and people like you and I sometimes lose the plot and admire its effect on not its substance, but even the analysis of these tactics loses sight of what this speech brings us back to which is that dehumanization has a cost, right now, right now as it’s being deployed,” she added.
Wallace then quoted Mayor Pete‘s husband, Chasten, who said Florida’s bill will “kill children.”
Writer Tim Miller, who was being interviewed, agreed with Wallace’s statements, arguing that these policies will also have an impact on gay parents.
“You’re gonna see examples of this, of real families,” he said. “Teachers who are being harmed, who can’t talk about their families. Kids who are being bullied, kids who are depressed, maybe self harm to Chasten’s point. There are going to be real life examples of this.”
Agreeing, Wallace concluded the interview:
“Kids will die. How do we bring it back to the substance of the harm that is done by a strategy in war and politics of dehumanizing people?”