MSNBC's "AM Joy" on Saturday reported on conservatives "gaslighting" America after a supporter of President Donald Trump was arrested for the MAGABomber serial bombings targeting critics of the Republican administration.
"Malcolm Nance, that's right-wing media, right-wing conservative Republican leaders and down to their base. I feel like we almost are living under the Duarte regime, or what Erdoğan might do, or what Putin might do -- that kind of gaslighting of the public," Reid noted. "Is that too far off base?"
"No, it's not far off base," the counter-terrorism expert replied.
"To be quite honest, I'm disgusted this morning at listening to these people," he explained.
"I'm going to say this once, as a counter-terrorism professional, we were attacked this week," he noted. "And if it had been a member of ISIS this nation would have been panicking."
"But now, because it's a person who comes from right-wing extremism -- the same branch that brought us Timothy McVeigh, the greatest bomber, mass murderer in American history before 9/11 -- they want to pretend like none of this happened?" he asked.
"Anyone that says this wasn't a real attack, you are betraying your oath to the Constitution, "he charged.
"You are acting in an un-American fashion and you are allowing other people to believe they can carry out this type of attack," Nance continued.
"This is support of terrorism when you don't call it out for what it is," he explained.
"Fox News brings out FBI special agents and guys who are going play that party line?" he asked. "These bombs were viable, they were real, they were attempted murder on American citizens."