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Posted on April 8, 2012 at 4:40pm by Christopher Santarelli
NBC’s “Meet the Press” aired a special Easter Sunday segment this week on “Faith & Politics” featuring several legislators and clergy of various religions. The discussion remained civil for most of the segment without delving into heated debate on specific hot-button political issues. But after host David Gregory pressed Republican Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador on whether Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith would become a controversy within the 2012 presidential election, as several Republican legislators have accused the Obama campaign of planning on making it, the freshman congressman fired back that Gregory‘s own network has already made Romney’s faith an issue.
“Look at your own network. MSNBC, you have Lawrence O’Donnell just saying some really nasty things about the Mormon religion, about the founding of our religion, that it was based on some guy just waking up some morning and deciding that… he wanted, he had an extra-marital affair, and that’s how the religion was founded. There’s some really nasty things already being said by your own network, by NBC.”
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