Cuomo Wonders If Capitol Assault Is ‘Finish for This Nation,’ Walks It Again

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Taking a break from the Senate speeches after the seditious assault on the Capitol constructing Wednesday, CNN’s PrimeTime host Chris Cuomo overtly questioned if the day’s chaos could “mark a starting or an finish for this nation.” A while glided by earlier than he ultimately walked it again, however not earlier than he obtained stunning push again from one other liberal journalist.

“Now, David, we have heard a lot of our colleagues immediately saying the occasions have been surreal, unimaginable. I disagree. I believe it was all too actual. I believe that is the place we’re, and we’ve been blind to it, many people who do not get to journey across the nation loads. That is who we’re,” Cuomo chided in talking to former Meet the Press moderator David Gregory.

There are lots of people who consider with what these folks have been considering and doing immediately on the Capitol. The query is, does this mark a starting or an finish for this nation,” Cuomo requested his visitor.

Surprisingly, Gregory refuted Cuomo’s assertion and argued that Republicans and most Trump supporters weren’t in assist of the violence on Capitol Hill. However in fact, Cuomo couldn’t have that:

GREGORY: Nicely, look, I believe there may be some optimistic to take out tonight. I believe that speeches we’re listening to on the ground of the Home and the Senate are crucial tonight. Mitt Romney, a distinguished amongst them, and there have been others, Republicans and Democrats —

CUOMO: However solely Democrats – however solely Democrats have been clapping for Romney, I’m informed by the management room. After they began clapping for him, we needed to know who. It wasn’t his personal celebration. Preserve going.

 

 

However Gregory continued to push again. “I do not suppose — even those that have been, , who nursed grievances who have been pro-Trump, I do not suppose this crowd, this mob immediately is reflective of them,” he mentioned.

He added: “I do not suppose folks would resort to violence. These have been individuals who have been significantly whipped up and weak to this President’s message, who went out of his option to inform them to take that anger to the Capitol and that was fallacious.”

Earlier than shifting to fellow CNN host Michael Smerconish and chief White Home correspondent Jim Acosta, Cuomo tried to stroll again his ‘finish of America’ premise. “And simply to be clear, I’m not saying a starting or finish of our nation. I’m saying a starting of this type of part of chaotic mobocracy, or will this be an endpoint the place we pivot to one thing higher,” he steered.

However it was simply this previous Summer time when Cuomo was talking out in protection of such violent extremist mobs. It wasn’t the tip of the nation again then.

And please, present me the place it says that protesters are alleged to be well mannered and peaceable. As a result of, I can present you outraged residents are those who’ve made America what she is and led to any main milestones,” he exclaimed in protection of Black Lives Matter and Antifa as they have been destroying components of the nation.

The transcript is beneath, click on “increase” to learn:

CNN’s Cuomo PrimeTime
January 6, 2021
9:32:15 p.m. Jap

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CHRIS CUOMO: Now, David, we have heard a lot of our colleagues immediately saying the occasions have been surreal, unimaginable. I disagree. I believe it was all too actual. I believe that is the place we’re, and we’ve been blind to it, many people who do not get to journey across the nation loads. That is who we’re. There are lots of people who consider with what these folks have been considering and doing immediately on the Capitol.

The query is, does this mark a starting or an finish for this nation?

DAVID GREGORY: Nicely, look, I believe there may be some optimistic to take out tonight. I believe that speeches we’re listening to on the ground of the Home and the Senate are crucial tonight. Mitt Romney, a distinguished amongst them, and there have been others, Republicans and Democrats —

CUOMO: However solely Democrats – however solely Democrats have been clapping for Romney, I’m informed by the management room. After they began clapping for him, we needed to know who. It wasn’t his personal celebration. Preserve going.

GREGORY: Yeah. However, Republicans and Democrats have made some crucial factors on a day that was being constructed up as loads of theater and loads of nonsense and other people have taken inventory. I attempt to be extra optimistic after the occasions of immediately, the place I believe Republicans have a possibility to mirror on the trail that they are headed down.

I do not suppose — even those that have been, , who nursed grievances who have been pro-Trump, I do not suppose this crowd, this mob immediately is reflective of them.

CUOMO: Yeah.

GREGORY: I do not suppose folks would resort to violence. These have been individuals who have been significantly whipped up and weak to this President’s message, who went out of his option to inform them to take that anger to the Capitol and that was fallacious.

CUOMO: Michael, let me get a fast button from you after which I need to go to Jim Acosta about what’s occurring within the White Home. And simply to be clear, I’m not saying a starting or finish of our nation. I’m saying a starting of this type of part of chaotic mobocracy, or will this be an endpoint the place we pivot to one thing higher?

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