NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell Admits Lie About Florida Race Teaching In Softball Kamala Interview

NBC News is backing off from false claims!

  • MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell offered a “postscript” to her show on Wednesday in which she admitted to being “imprecise” when claiming Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) didn’t want slavery taught in schools.
  • In an interview with Vice President Kamala Harris, Mitchell asked why DeSantis did not want “slavery or the aftermath of slavery” to be taught in Florida schools. Harris did not correct her.
  • “In my interview last Friday with Vice President Harris, I was imprecise in summarizing Governor DeSantis’ position about teaching slavery in schools. Governor DeSantis is not opposed to teaching the fact of slavery in schools,” she said.
  • DeSantis press secretary Bryan Griffin previously called Mitchell’s question to Harris “shameful” and provided a link to the Florida Department of Education’s requirements on teaching slavery.