[See NewsBusters for more.] Congressional correspondent Kasie Hunt joined Andrea Mitchell on her Thursday MSNBC show to discuss President Biden's Wednesday speech to Congress and Sen. Tim Scott's response to it. Hunt twisted herself into a rhetorical pretzel to declare that Biden's speech was "less partisan" and normal while also claiming the era of big government is back, while Mitchell criticized Scott's "very partisan tone."
According to Hunt, the pandemic protocols, "made for a very different atmosphere. Some people I have spoken to since then they say it was less partisan because it was less raucous, it was much more intimate in a way. It sort of lent itself to personal conversations that sometimes bigger crowds just don't."