Surprise: Ed Schultz Interviews Democrat Harry Reid Said Can’t Win Because He’s Muslim

Ed Schultz has been at the helm of a 30-minute news program on the Kremlin-backed Russia Today for roughly two months and on Thursday night’s edition, the far-left pundit broke ranks to interview a Democratic congressional candidate in Nevada who was reportedly told by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid that he’d be unable to win because he’s Muslim.

In a story that none of the major broadcast networks have touched thus far, Schultz told viewers that he would lead the newscast “with a very troubling political story that might turn the stomach of many who believe in the democratic process.”

Schultz further lamented that whenever liberals and left-leaning voters “start believing the Democrats are the party of inclusive and the party of the people, a story like this pops up” where the party of Andrew Jackson that has attempted to separate itself from Donald Trump has its leader in the Senate utter a “damaging” comment to “a Muslim [that] he can’t win a race.”

“Harry Reid, the Senate Democratic leader, told an aspiring public servant Muslims can’t win in Nevada. Reid’s staff is denying this ever happened. Reid, who supports Clinton, discouraged our next guest from running for the Untied States House of Representatives,” he added.

Near the conclusion of the short interview where Jordanian immigrant Jesse Sbaih recounted his family’s story, his background, and interaction with Reid, Sbaih slammed the retiring senator as being part of an American with “an outdated mode of the way things have been done for a long time.”

Before promising viewers that his show would monitor this story going forward, Schultz admitted that it has not been “a good day for the Democrats, in my opinion, as I see it.”

The relevant portions of the transcript from Russia Today’s News with Ed Schultz on March 31 can be found below.

RT’s News with Ed Schultz
March 31, 2016
8:00 p.m. Eastern

ED SCHULTZ: We start tonight with a very troubling political story that might turn the stomach of many who believe in the democratic process. In an day and age when we are trying to bring people together in this country and for the good of the country, about the time you start believing the Democrats are the party of inclusive and the party of the people, a story like this pops up. The Democratic leadership had repeatedly made the case in this country and in this election cycle that they don’t discriminate that they are for all people. That Donald Trump and is words are hateful and will divide this country. Well, in this story tonight, nothing could be more damaging to that image than a party leader and an elected official and in fact the leader of the Senate Democrats to tell a Muslim he can’t win a race. Harry Reid, the Senate Democratic leader, told an aspiring public servant Muslims can’t win in Nevada. Reid’s staff is denying this ever happened. Reid, who supports Clinton, discouraged our next guest from running for the Untied States House of Representatives.

(....)

8:04 p.m. Eastern

SCHULTZ: Did it shock you when your race and religion and ethnicity, all of that came up in the conversation. Did you expect that? 

JESSE SBAIH: Well, I was very surprised. Frankly, I thought I was going to be there to speak with the senator about doing great things together uniting and solving the problems facing our district.

SCHULTZ: We should point out that a staffer for the Senator, Kristin Orthman, says you’re a liar, says that the Senator never said those things to you. Your response to that. 

SBAIH: Well, I think it’s very unfortunate that I’m being attacked like this. It is the truth. That’s what happened and just, in my mind, it’s what the Senator said is an outdated mode of the way things have been done for a long time. Times have changed, America has changed. The American Dream is — should be restored and people of every race, color, and ethnicity and religion should have the same and equal opportunity. 

SCHULTZ: Okay, not a good day for the Democrats, in my opinion, as I see it.

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