Tur Claims Gov. Scott ‘Refusing to Speak’ With Students; Was at a Funeral

MSNBC’s Katy Tur has a glaring habit of letting her anti-Republican hatred run wild while confronting and slamming GOPers on issues she knows little about. The same was true when she hosted the 2:00 p.m. hour of MSNBC Live on Wednesday when the network’s cameras were in Florida Governor Rick Scott’s office documenting anti-gun protestors screaming at the receptionists while he wasn’t there.

Tur declared Scott was “refusing to speak” with them, but was later educated by his office and forced to report he was attending a funeral for one of the students slain in the Parkland shooting.

This is Governor Rick Scott's office. The kids are being told the Governor doesn't have time to meet with them I think,” Tur claimed as she cut off a guest to go live to the office. Students in the radical crowd could be heard at various times yelling “f*ck you,” “you suck,” and “p*ssy” before they started chanting “shame on you” in unison.

They've flooded the governor's office, and the governor is refusing to speak with these students. They're students from Parkland. They’re students from Marjory Stoneman High who witnessed the massacre, the survivors. It sounds like they're not being heard,” Tur asserted as if it was fact.

Tur repeated the false assertion again after coming back from another brief session of listening in on the live feed from the office. “A lot of them said, ‘do your job.’ Others said, ‘do the right thing.’ The young boy in the front in the red shirt said, ‘make a difference,’” she touted after the students were directed by an apparent lobbyist from Guns Off Campus to say what they wanted to let the governor know.

 

 

I mean, they're asking the governor to do something about rifles, to do something about assault weapons, to stop looking into immigration so much and to focus on what-- the issue they're there to talk about: Weapons; their lives,” Tur continued to opine while ignoring their profanity and calls for Scott to retire.

After wrapping up an interview with liberal State Representative Jared Moskowitz, where he went off her reporting and claimed Scott was trying to hide from the students (both dead and living), Tur was forced to report the truth about Governor Scott’s actions:

The Governor's office down there, Florida Governor Rick Scott's office has just called us. They say that he will be meeting with students at 5:00 today in small groups, 20 minutes each. Students from Parkland. And that right now he is not in the office. He's at the funeral, I believe, for a student. That's why he cannot meet with those kids right now.

Obviously, they're not happy about it. Those kids are still inside that office. They want to be heard. We'll see if they wait until 5:00 today,” Tur huffed. She was obviously frustrated and was trying to keep the anti-GOP narrative together.

Just another instance of Tur spouting off regarding something she didn’t know about in an effort to smear a Republican, and it came right back to bite her.

(H/T The Washington Free Beacon)

The relevant portions of the transcript are below, click expand to read:

 

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MSNBC Live
February 21, 2018
2:26:25 PM Eastern

(…)

KATY TUR: Hold on. Representative, hold on one second. There's a woman inside the -- let's listen in. This is Governor Rick Scott's office. The kids are being told the Governor doesn't have time to meet with them I think.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: 17 kids died a week ago. He will not see us because he's scared of us? He represents us!

CROWD: [Screaming]

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN 2: Pussy!

CROWD: Shame on you. Shame on you. Shame on you. (several times)

TUR: Apparently the woman who you saw a moment ago, I believe she was a blonde woman wearing glasses, came out and told these students who are gathered right there in the entrance to Governor Rick Scott's office that the governor is too busy to meet with them today. As you can see, they have file boxes of paperwork they want the government to see. They're going to try and drop it off, looks like, hashtag, “here are the bills.” They’re saying, “shame on you.” They’re chanting that over and over again.

They've flooded the governor's office, and the governor is refusing to speak with these students. They're students from Parkland. They’re students from Marjory Stoneman High who witnessed the massacre, the survivors. It sounds like they're not being heard.

Right now what they're going to do is going to be maybe passing—maybe passing these boxes of bill paperwork to the office staff, but there seems to be some sort of holdup in that. Apologies. Trying to figure out what this woman is saying.

(…)

TUR: Apologies, it looks like the woman with the blond hair and the glasses is part of the student group. But they were being told that the Governor didn't have time to meet with them. And she just asked her students – she asked those young kids right there what would they say to the governor if they had a chance to speak to them—to speak to the governor? A lot of them said, “do your job.” Others said, “do the right thing.” The young boy in the front in the red shirt said, “make a difference.” I mean, they're asking the governor to do something about rifles, to do something about assault weapons, to stop looking into immigration so much and to focus on what-- the issue they're there to talk about: Weapons; their lives.

(…)

2:36:34 PM Eastern

TUR: The Governor's office down there, Florida Governor Rick Scott's office has just called us. They say that he will be meeting with students at 5:00 today in small groups, 20 minutes each. Students from Parkland. And that right now he is not in the office. He's at the funeral, I believe, for a student. That's why he cannot meet with those kids right now. Obviously, they're not happy about it. Those kids are still inside that office. They want to be heard. We'll see if they wait until 5:00 today.

(…)


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