Responding to Harvard's decision to withdraw Parkland to shoot survivors and right-wing Kyle Kashuv's incursions during past racetracks, the former Republican rep claimed. David Jolly on Tuesday that the racist messages Kashuv sent to classmates were the hallmarks of a mass shooter. 19659002] During an MSNBC panel discussion on Kashuv, Stephanie asked Ruhle Jolly, who is currently an MSNBC analyst, if he believed the Ivy League University's decision was political and noted that the prominent conservatives were "crying wrong" because Kashuv was one of the few Parkland survivors who explicitly defended gun rights.
"I don't," Jolly replied. "I think it's the perfect story for our time. In our culture, leaders are getting more permission for racist statements and people with racist feelings. They get greater equity. It's important for Harvard to say," Not in our society. " "
Referring messages Kashuv sent in which he repeatedly used the n-word, Jolly highlighted a post where the teenager apparently referred to shooting at his high school to speculate that Kashuv might have been a potential shooter himself.
"And he referred to one of the shoot-up video games and said they should put a card over it at his high school," Jolly exclaimed. "And it was two years before Parkland. And my immediate reaction when I really digged into it, it's the social media we look at a shooter, and we ask," Where were the characters? ""
The former Florida Congressman added: "Watch something, say something. We see a shooter, and then we go back and look at social media, and that's exactly what we see. I understand this person's sensitivity because of Parkland. I am not a mental health professional to assess him for these reasons. "
Meanwhile, Ruhle shot and asked Jolly if speculation was" too long. "
" That's not it, "replied Jolly. "No, it's not, Stephanie."
He contemplated what would happen if an "incident were to occur", noting that Kashuv had the audience with the president and other high-profile conservatives over his impulse for stronger gun rights.
"You have to question how do we promote someone with these social media posts in their background?" asked Jolly. "The young man deserves redemption. But he also deserves a closer look at whether anyone with this profile should be able to buy firearms under US arms laws."