According to the Street committee it appears Mayor Teresa Tomlinson and MSNBC host Joy Reid have become close friends. The mayor has appeared on MSNBC AM Joy no less than 5 times in the past year.
On April 23, 2017. Mayor Tomlinson appeared on the show explaining how the close race for Health Secretary Tom Price’s former congressional seat showed that Georgia could become a purple state.
She appeared with former Senator Tom Coburn on October 8, 2017 discussing Senator Coburn’s proposed plan for a Convention of the States to amend the United States Constitution. Esquire magazine gave the win in that debate to Mayor Tomlinson, noting that Coburn was “chased up a tree” by Mayor Tomlinson.
On January 7, 2018 the mayor was a guest on the program with founder and President of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), Robert Greenstein. This time the discussion was centered around the Mayor’s prior Am Joy appearance on October 8, 2017 regarding Constitutional Conventions.
Joy Reid had her on her show with former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams on March 3, 2018. The discussion was regarding the Delta Airline and NRA dispute.
Most recently she appeared with the host along with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh on March 24th supporting the students rally “March for Our Lives” demand for common sense gun reform.
The street committee is not mad at someone who has made a visit with the MSNBC host when she spoke for the “MLK Dream Lives” in 2015 work for her.