MSNBC contributor Elie Mystal went on an unhinged pro-abortion rant on Tuesday, during which he called the Founding Fathers “racist, misogynist jerkfaces.”
The wild rant took place on an episode of Joy Reid’s show ReidOut.
Mystal was responding to the leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court that would overturn Roe v. Wade and hand abortion laws back to the states to decide.
The opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, states, “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences.”
“Even though the Constitution makes no mention of abortion, the Court held that it confers a broad right to obtain one,” Alito continued.
Reid asked Mystal for his reaction to the opinion — which devolved into Mystal calling the founders of this nation “jerkfaces.”
“Alito’s fundamental reasoning is that abortion is not a fundamental right because it doesn’t go back to the Founding, because the Founding Fathers didn’t recognize abortion as a fundamental right, and he’s right about that The Founding Fathers didn’t recognize abortion as a fundamental right because the Founding Fathers were racist, misogynist jerkfaces who didn’t believe that women had any rights at all!” Mystal began.
“So, of course, they didn’t believe that women had rights to their own bodies. The Founding Fathers didn’t believe that marital rape was a thing! Couldn’t be a thing, according to the founding fathers, according to Sam Alito, so that’s the history that Sam Alito is accessing,” the contributor continued, without pushback.