MSNBC host Joy Reid, citing an article re-tweeted by a producer from her far-left media outlet, declared rural voters "a core threat to our democracy" who wield "disproportionate power over the urban majority."

"By 2040, about 70% of Americans are expected to live in the 15 largest states. They will have only 30 senators representing them, while the remaining 30% of Americans will have 70 senators representing them," MSNBC producer Kyle Griffin tweeted - a direct quote from an article in the Wall Street Journal by Gerald Seib.

In response to her colleague's tweet, Reid took it upon herself to direct her disdain towards rural voters, declaring them "a core threat to our democracy" who wield "disproportionate power" over the so-called urban majority (read liberal elite).

"This is the core threat to our democracy. The rural minority — the people @JYSexton just wrote a long thread about — have and will continue to have disproportionate power over the urban majority," Reid tweeted.

She went on to call for the "abolition of the Electoral College" in an effort to compensate for the tendency of liberals to dilute their voting power by congregating in a handful of states and major urban areas.

Reid's comments drew condemnation from Fox News contributor Erick Erickson, who declared Reid's ignorance about the electoral system in the United States a "core threat to our constitutional system."

"Both Kyle Griffin's original tweet and Reid's response highlight a core threat to our constitutional system: basic ignorance. The several states formed the national government, ceding certain powers outlined in Section 8 of the first article of the constitution. They kept the rest of the powers for themselves. This is and has always been our basic constitutional system," Erickson wrote.

"We are a republic with representative democracy components in its operation."

Former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh argued Reid's comments are indicative of the contempt the coastal elite have for "flyover country."

Reid has shown her contempt for rural, Christian, and gun-owning Americans before.