MSNBC’s Joy Reid Asks About ‘Optics’ Of GOP Opposing Black Woman For Attorney General [VIDEO]

Alex Griswold Media Reporter
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Joy Reid, host of MSNBC’s “The Reid Report” asked a guest about the “optics” of Republicans opposing the nomination of Loretta Lynch — who is African-American — for President Obama’s next attorney general. (RELATED: Pete Williams: Obama’s Attorney General Pick Will Follow ‘Eric Holder’s Agenda’ [VIDEO])

“Just very quickly… on the optics for the GOP, first to you, Professor [Charles Ogletree]. You said this would be a rare woman nominated for the position, but also the first African-American woman. Roll Call has already weighed in saying it’s not clear what Republicans would do, but many Republicans, about twenty-three of them, will be up in 2016 in tough races in blue or purple states, may worry about the optics of really going to mat against a black woman nominee. What do you think the optics and the politics will be on that score?”

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