It was one other day of fake somberness Wednesday afternoon on MSNBC as Congress impeached President Donald Trump per week after a few of his personal supporters terrorized the U.S. Capitol. MSNBC used this second Trump impeachment as a entrance in its ongoing marketing campaign to relabel tens of hundreds of thousands who suppose and vote otherwise as home terrorists.
Since there was such an onslaught of stupidity throughout and after the formal vote, NewsBusters has compiled the worst moments from 4:00 p.m. Jap to eight:00 p.m. Jap and included a dozen far-left personalities, doing all the things from worrying about cops turning into terrorists to evaluating themselves to those that fought at Normandy to insisting there received’t be unity till the nation was cleansed of Republicans.
So, with none additional adieu, listed here are a number of the worst MSNBC quotes, introduced in no specific order.
We Want a New Surveillance State to Spy on Individuals, Simply Like After 9/11
“I imply, simply working within the White Home after 9/11, all the things, and once more, these insurance policies are so controversial, so it is not excellent parallel however each coverage that was pursued was to seek out out what the terrorists had been saying and we listened to them. That’s what metadata was. I imply, realizing what they mentioned on-line is simply fundamental intelligence. Why wasn’t a memo from Norfolk like that responded to with a present of power with the event it got here true, it seems it did however why is not that the follow of the FBI?”
— Deadline: White Home host Nicolle Wallace, 4:18 p.m. Jap.
By no means Trumpers Are Like These Who Fought at Lexington, Gettysburg, and Normandy?
“And the combat that is going to play out, the facet that’s for democracy on this nation must be ready to make use of the First Modification as our sword and our defend to prosecute on the battlefield of concepts the supremacy, the righteousness, the goodness of American democracy. 13 generations of American patriots have made blood sacrifices from Lexington to Harmony, to Gettysburg and Antiedam, to Normandy to the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The American experiment very practically got here to an finish as a result of all that it takes to finish it’s a collapse of religion and perception, and when you’ve gotten 80 p.c of a political occasion that claims that the elections aren’t respectable anymore on the premise of BS, we’re on life assist as a democratic nation[.]”
— Lincoln Challenge co-founder Steve Schmidt, 6:52 p.m. Jap.
Police Officers Are the REAL Folks We Must Fear About Being Terrorists
“Here is the scary half, Nicolle. I am much less nervous about violent extremists embedded in protests than I’m about violent extremists embedded in police departments. What number of tales did we hear about Capitol Hill cops, different officers flashing badges as they got here in with these teams of individuals to assault the Capitol? There must be — I imply, while you discuss sharing info, okay, nicely, who’re you sharing the knowledge with? Are you able to belief everyone in your group? Are you able to belief everyone that you simply’re sending on the market? How do we all know that the knowledge being shared is not being given to people who find themselves embedded and part of this violent revolts which have already occurred, that we’ll see extra of….I do not actually have that a lot confidence that regulation enforcement goes to have the ability to cease this, until they do a critical inner analysis and begin to expunge people who find themselves a part of this violent revolution.”
— MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson, 6:12 p.m. Jap.
Defeating ‘Arsonist’ Republicans Is the Solely Manner We Can Have Peace and Unity
“That is nearly as if in case you have an arsonist who burns down a constructing after which says, “wait a minute, do not cost me. Let’s work to rebuild the constructing collectively.” And it’s like, no, we will solely have unity and therapeutic as soon as there’s an accountability and return to fact….[T]here is no politicization. Donald Trump goes to be out in a method or one other in per week. There isn’t any election developing. The Democrats received by Georgia by a shock. This isn’t political. That is about sending a message to protect our democratic establishments[.]
— Former (first) Trump impeachment lawyer Daniel Goldman, 4:03 p.m. Jap.
Schmidt RAGES: ‘There Will Be No Unity,’ No Gentleness Till GOPers Are Crushed!
“A variety of these members on the Republican facet say now we want unity. There will probably be no unity with seditionists. The one factor we provide them is the prospect for them to apologize and retire from public life. That is the one factor we will do. Solely two methods to deliver — to win a combat, Nicolle: to deliver your opponent to defeat by submission, or they get you thru exhaustion.”
— Schmidt, 6:48 p.m. Jap.
“However the pro-democracy facet can’t be the light facet of the controversy. And so when Lindsey Graham or Kevin McCarthy say, ‘oh, now we want unity, we have to decrease the temperature,’ what we want on this nation is accountability. The accountability for the poison of the assumption and democracy, accountability for the violence finished to the individuals of the US, accountability for what the desecration of what Joe Biden, the President-Elect, known as the citadel of democracy, accountability for the desecration of the ground of the Home of Representatives and the ground of the US Senate…[W]e have a protracted, tough battle on this nation forward with this.”
— Schmidt, 6:50 p.m. Jap.
“On the finish of the day, if there’s going to be unity on this nation, there should be accountability…[W]e will run a marketing campaign that’s designed to impose as a lot ache on the proper locations as attainable, that that will probably be achieved. And if not, then we’ll assault them within the public airwaves, on TV, digitally, on daily basis till they’re up for election and the voters in these states can — can determine what to do about them….[W]e will do all the things we will to make the burden so heavy that the Republicans which are left in there’ll drop these individuals as a result of it is of their self-interest to do.”
— Schmidt, 6:54 p.m. Jap.
Eager to Examine Benghazi Is Simply Like….Touting QAnon Conspiracies?
“Congressman, clearly the Home has lengthy been the battlefield for very totally different views, however I ponder what it is like….[Boehner] sought to appease the Tea Social gathering caucus in letting them have their approach with the assaults of Benghazi, politicizing them past recognition and I ponder should you suppose that toothpaste could be put again within the tube or if the Home has now grow to be a discussion board for QAnon and conspiracy theorists and whack jobs?”
— Wallace to Home Majority Chief Steny Hoyer, 5:26 p.m. Jap.
MSNBCer: You’re Both on ‘Crew Democracy’ With Dems or GOP’s ‘Crew Sedition’
“I feel it is so necessary to get everyone on the document, are you on group democracy or are you on group sedition? And that — after which the Senate trial will probably be one other alternative for that and I feel that, in a time when it is essential to decide on sides, that facet, that is a binary alternative proper there, I feel we have to know who’s on which facet so we will perceive the character of the combat and who must be defeated with no matter occasion they’re in. This isn’t a celebration factor. This can be a a lot deeper factor.”
— Showtime’s The Circus co-host John Heilemann, 6:24 p.m. Jap.
“And the prospect that we is likely to be headed in that path must be sobering to everybody. And the one approach we’re going avert it’s by an enormous, massive undertaking to attempt to win this battle for group democracy and beating down all the things that is coalesced to offer root to the truth that we now have a group sedition in our American political system.”
— Heilemann, 6:45 p.m. Jap.
2020 Was Clear, However 2016 Wasn’t As a result of the Russians Stole It for Trump
“Donald J. Trump, who dragged this nation by 4 lengthy years of horror, from caged kids, Nazi coddling, open white nationalism, and open corruption, who profited off the presidency that he gained with overseas assist after which humiliated himself and us earlier than the ex-KGB agent who helped put him within the White Home, and who fired the FBI director who caught him, who sat again and did completely nothing whereas greater than 370,000 Individuals died in a world pandemic, that man has been impeached for the second time in a yr.”
— The ReidOut host Pleasure Reid, 7:02 p.m. Jap.
America’s ‘Story’ Is Modified Ceaselessly, Scarred by Seditious Trump
“The cost itself at the moment modifications the complete American story. In 2021, the complete American story has now modified as a result of we needed to confront a President who was charged with inciting an rebellion in opposition to the US….[T]hese are heavy phrases about our fellow countrymen, however — however let’s be very sincere. It’s a violent political motion that discovered secure harbor within the Republican Social gathering. That doesn’t imply that the occasion writ massive is violent. It doesn’t imply that our leaders of that occasion condone it. We have heard them condemn the violence. However no less than for this era, a violent political motion has discovered secure harbor in a Republican Social gathering led by Donald Trump.”
— MSNBC contributor and former Republican David Jolly, 6:14 p.m. Jap.
Hopefully, Conservative Media Are Sued to Loss of life by Dominion to Save America
“You must have the propagandists and so the Huge Lie has been unfold by Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin and Laura Ingraham and Fox Information and OAN and Newsmax. However — however the final element they wanted to raise this autocratic motion off the bottom, to do the violence that they did, it wanted the raise of the cynical elites….147 members of the Home stood up after the rebellion, after the violence to throw out the outcomes of the election. This was a brand new Jim Crow[.]”
— Schmidt, 6:47 p.m. Jap.
“The Dominion Voting System lawsuit is crucial civil litigation possibly by no means the historical past of the nation as a result of it has the potential to bankrupt Fox Information, bankrupt Newsmax, bankrupt OAN. And it actually will hold these firms from getting the financing they should broaden, however it should put the reality on trial. And ultimately, we should defeat these autocrats on the battlefield of concepts.”
— Schmidt, 6:50 p.m. Jap.
Wallace: Screw Unity! Republicans Spent 4 Years Dividing America! It’s Our Flip!
“I suppose the purpose isn’t that it’s important to vote a method on the impeachment. I feel each member ought to vote your conscience, however do not inform me that your concern is for unity. As a result of there’s not a single member of the Republican Social gathering who cared in any respect about unity when Donald Trump waved his misogyny flag or waved his racism flag, or waved his reporters are the enemy of the individuals flag. He sought to divide individuals on an hourly foundation on his Twitter feed, so the excuse for — for not doing one thing, can’t be, most not be, from any Republican that unity is now at the moment their precedence. They’ve made clear they do not care and that disunity has been their technique.”
— Wallace, 4:30 p.m. Jap.
Wallace: “Congressman, what do you make of the Republican protection that now, after 4 years of standing with Donald Trump after Entry Hollywood and after individuals coming from bleep gap nations and after assaults on the squad and after chanting ship them again, now — now — they need unity.”
Congressman Sean Maloney (D-NY): “Yeah, it rings hole, after all. I feel that it is — it’s offensive to these of us who watched what occurred to the Capitol Police, who watched somebody bludgeoned to dying for doing their job, for safeguarding our lives. It rings a little bit hole now to speak about unity, to speak about additional dividing the nation. You recognize, I used to be speaking to a pal who mentioned that if you wish to heal a wound, you first have to scrub the wound, it’s important to cleanse the an infection that threatens to do much more hurt. That is the precise strategy to heal, is to scrub this wound by reconciliation.”
— Dialog at 5:04 p.m. Jap.
Impeachment, Capitol Violence Are Proof That….America Hasn’t Been Nice?
Wallace: “I am so struck by one thing Eddie Glaude, you mentioned to me after the El Paso bloodbath. You mentioned that is who we’re and I have been desirous to ask you for a complete lengthy week now if that was your thought while you watched the rebellion final Wednesday.”
MSNBC contributor and Princeton professor Eddie Glaude: “Oh, completely. Completely. It is — it’s a results of failure, Nicolle, to take care of our demons, to essentially grapple with the horror of — of — of white supremacy that in some methods tried to choke the life out of our democracy….[W]hat I heard at the moment on — on the ground of the Home simply, it did not break my coronary heart, it simply reaffirmed the truth that we’ve got a protracted strategy to go, as — as a democracy.”
— Dialog at 5:35 p.m. Jap.
Rhetoric Opposing Impeachment Was Akin to Hitler’s Huge Lie
“I am fascinated by what Biden mentioned, Nicolle, concerning the congresspersons who supported the Huge Lie, as Eugene and others have known as it. What did we hear at the moment on the ground? We heard radical left, the far-left, we heard false equivalencies between the seditious acts and protests by Black Lives Matter and the like. We heard all the bells and whistles. We heard all the fog horns on the ground of the Home.”
— Glaude, 5:49 p.m. Jap.
NBC Historian: Biden Has the Likelihood to Heal Like Ford, Lincoln, Washington Did
“I’d take a look at different presidents in historical past who did an awesome job of unifying the nation after Trump. George Washington in 1789 is the primary president after the revolution. Abraham Lincoln as he tried to do in 1865, saying the Civil Warfare is sort of over and I’ll strategy it, he mentioned, with malice in direction of none. After which going into trendy occasions, individuals like Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford, one of many loveliest underrated moments in American historical past, I feel, was the Carter inauguration of 1977. Carter had barely beat Gerald Ford. He will get up. The primary line in his inaugural tackle is for myself and our nation, I want to thank my predecessor for all he is finished to heal our land. These two opponents.”
— NBC Information Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss, 6:59 p.m. Jap.
GOP, Trump Are Doing Nothing on COVID….However We Should Impeach, Attempt Trump Now
Glaude: “And within the backdrop of this, the background of this are Individuals dying. What number of have died of COVID at the moment? What number of died yesterday, proper? And so in some ways, this nice American experiment stands on a knife’s edge and we’ve got idiots who maintain the reins. We have to maintain accountable — we have to maintain these individuals accountable. We have to uproot white supremacy lastly and be sincere with ourselves and actually, actually, actually, actually perceive the peril that our democracy is in on this present day, on this second as so lots of our fellows are grieving as a result of they’ve misplaced family members.”
Wallace: “It is at all times onerous to go after Eddie, even while you’re the host. Let me attempt to reply a kind of questions. Greater than 4,400 Individuals died yesterday from the raging pandemic, one which Donald Trump has refused to pursue aggressively as one thing he is accountable for getting underneath management.”
— Dialog at 5:49 p.m. Jap.
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA): “I am sorry to say these Republicans haven’t solely given me COVID by not carrying their masks however they’ve additionally given it to my husband now, who now examined optimistic. So that is the world we dwell in. However I will get by this, I do know I’ll. And I recognize everybody’s good needs.”
Reid: “That’s simply one of many many sickening developments. We all know that Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley put out a press launch with regard to her husband. And it’s — it’s monstrous, I will simply put it that approach, that members of the US Congress and United States Senate would sicken different members and never suppose twice about it. It is disgusting. However let’s go on to this different —“
Jayapal: “And Pleasure, there’s 3,200 Individuals on a regular basis — 3,200 Individuals on daily basis are dyeing of covid. Simply —“
Jayapal: “— the tragedy throughout the nation and these Republicans will not be exhibiting precisely what we have to do to stop the unfold of this virus.”
Reid: “Nicely, completely. I feel these are two methods which in a way members of the Senate and the Home might need been attacked by their very own members, proper? You may have now, along with the very fact we now consider that — that some Republicans had been sickening different members and different members of the Senate, you’ve gotten this Ali Alexander character saying he had help from Home members.”
— Dialog at 7:36 p.m. Jap.
Trump Is an American Most cancers, However the Lincoln Challenge Might ‘Be the Chemo’
“No, I imply, look, it is a type of gross strategy to put it, however I had hoped that Trump was, you understand, a pimple on the physique politic. It seems he’s a most cancers. However our subsequent visitor seeks to be the chemo. Steve Schmidt’s right here, political strategist and co-founder of the Lincoln Challenge.”
— Wallace, 6:45 p.m. Jap.
Wilson: If You’re Being Censored, It’s ‘As a result of You Suck,’ You ‘Whiny B***’
“This whiny bitch victimhood from Matt Gaetz and Ken Buck and Jim Jordan and Majorie Taylor Q-Q-QAnon Greene and all of those different individuals, it’s the most pathetic instance of particular pleading I’ve ever seen. They act as in the event that they’ve been oppressed one way or the other, that the world is in opposition to them one way or the other. Nicely, guess what? Twitter and Fb aren’t banning you since you’re a conservative. They’re banning you since you suck. They’re banning you since you say evil shit. They’re banning you since you assist a revolution in opposition to the federal government of this nation. This can be a — essentially the most outstanding factor about this to me is all of those powerful guys swagger monkeys who act like they’re the massive, you understand, alpha males, they’re whining and bitching and moaning about Kathy Griffin holding up a model head or Nancy Pelosi tearing up a bit of paper? Come on, guys. Toughen up.
— Lincoln Challenge co-founder Rick Wilson, 7:53 p.m. Jap.