Matthews: Critics ‘Trying to Hang’ Baltimore Mayor for ‘Destroy’ Comments

‘I think she meant she was trying to control this — I know what they’re doing to her: they’re trying to hang her with this thing’

Matthews: Critics ‘Trying to Hang’ Baltimore Mayor for ‘Destroy’ Comments (NewsBusters)

According to Hardball host Chris Matthews, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is the victim of opportunistic critics "trying to hang" Baltimore's Democratic mayor for her now-infamous statement in which she said that her city's police force tried to give rioters "space" within which they could "destroy" stuff.

Matthews made the remark tonight while discussing the riots with NBC News reporter Brian Mooar, who was reporting via telephone from Baltimore. 

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