Second Amendment 1, cable news reporter 0
Note to MSNBC location scouts: Probably best not to do a live segment in a confined space filled with active gunfire.
Correspondent Kerry Sanders tried to do a stand-up on the Nevada GOP caucuses from a Reno gun range on Tuesday, but his message got lost.
Mostly because of the barrage of semi-automatic gunfire behind him.
“I’m actually right now at Reno Guns & Range,” Sanders began his report, “and I put myself here because as you’ll see over my shoulder here, there’s lots of folks here who believe that the Second Amendment in this country is under att –“
Annnd the hand cannons take it from there. Sanders tried to race through his report, but most of it got completely drowned out by the legion of gun range patrons busting caps in paper busters.
Had you been able to hear Sanders, he probably would have said something about Donald Trump entering Nevada on the heels of his South Carolina primary win over the weekend.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz finished in a virtual tie for second place, with Rubio edging Cruz by two-tenths of a percentage point. Jeb Bush, who finished fourth with 7.8 percent, suspended his campaign on Saturday.
Hillary Clinton managed to pull off a victory over Bernie Sanders in Nevada. Until recent weeks, Clinton had enjoyed a double-digit lead in the state, but the former First Lady saw her numbers slide in the days leading up to the caucuses, with polls showing a virtual dead heat between the two Democratic presidential candidates.