MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan hits Ron DeSantis with

Akash Arjun

Global Courant 2023-05-15 11:18:52

MSNBCs Mehdi Hassan ripped into conservatives like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for celebrating Daniel Penny, the man charged with manslaughter at the death of Jordan Neely on the New York subway earlier this month.

Neely, 30, was reportedly “shoutto passengers on the train. Penny, a 24-year veteran, put him in a chokehold, what New York’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner used to label Neely’s death a homicide.

DeSantis praised Penny as a “Good Samaritan”, which Hasan found baffling.

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“I am a Muslim, but I have read my Bible. I have read the Gospel of Luke, the parable of the good Samaritan helping the injured traveler after the priest and another man failed to do so,” he told fellow MSNBC host Ayman Mohyeldin on Sunday night. “I don’t remember the Good Samaritan strangling the traveler.”

Mohyeldin said it is clear that the Republican Party is not, as so often claimed, “the party of God.”

“They are not a party that shows compassion in the spirit of Christianity,” he said, pointing to GOP policies on everything from immigration to homelessness, as well as the open embrace of vigilance.

Hasan sarcastically made a suggestion to those not very Christian Christians.

“Maybe they should fund free bibles, like you get in hotel rooms, for Trump supporters to actually read the parable of the Good Samaritan,” he said.

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See more of their conversation below:

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