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 thousands and thousands who assume and vote in a different way 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. Japanese to eight:00 p.m. Japanese and included a dozen far-left personalities, doing the whole lot from worrying about law enforcement officials changing 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, offered in no explicit order.
We Want a New Surveillance State to Spy on People, Simply Like After 9/11
“I imply, simply working within the White Home after 9/11, the whole lot, and once more, these insurance policies are so controversial, so it isn’t good parallel however each coverage that was pursued was to seek out out what the terrorists have been saying and we listened to them. That’s what metadata was. I imply, figuring out what they mentioned on-line is simply primary intelligence. Why wasn’t a memo from Norfolk like that responded to with a present of pressure 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. Japanese.
By no means Trumpers Are Like These Who Fought at Lexington, Gettysburg, and Normandy?
“And the struggle that is going to play out, the aspect that’s for democracy on this nation must be ready to make use of the First Modification as our sword and our protect 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 almost 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 could have 80 p.c of a political celebration that claims that the elections aren’t legit anymore on the premise of BS, we’re on life assist as a democratic nation[.]”
— Lincoln Undertaking co-founder Steve Schmidt, 6:52 p.m. Japanese.
Police Officers Are the REAL Individuals We Should Fear About Being Terrorists
“This is the scary half, Nicolle. I am much less anxious 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 law enforcement officials, different officers flashing badges as they got here in with these teams of individuals to assault the Capitol? There must be — I imply, if you discuss sharing info, okay, effectively, who’re you sharing the data with? Are you able to belief all people in your group? Are you able to belief all people that you just’re sending on the market? How do we all know that the data being shared is not being given to people who find themselves embedded and part of this violent revolts which have already occurred, that we will 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. Japanese.
Defeating ‘Arsonist’ Republicans Is the Solely Method We Can Have Peace and Unity
“That is nearly as you probably 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 are able to solely have unity and therapeutic as soon as there may be an accountability and return to fact….[T]this is no politicization. Donald Trump goes to be out in a method or one other in per week. There is no 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. Japanese.
Schmidt RAGES: ‘There Will Be No Unity,’ No Gentleness Till GOPers Are Crushed!
“A number of these members on the Republican aspect say now we’d like unity. There might 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 are able to do. Solely two methods to carry — to win a struggle, Nicolle: to carry your opponent to defeat by means of submission, or they get you thru exhaustion.”
— Schmidt, 6:48 p.m. Japanese.
“However the pro-democracy aspect can’t be the mild aspect of the controversy. And so when Lindsey Graham or Kevin McCarthy say, ‘oh, now we’d like unity, we have to decrease the temperature,’ what we’d like on this nation is accountability. The accountability for the poison of the assumption and democracy, accountability for the violence achieved to the individuals of the USA, 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 USA Senate…[W]e have a protracted, tough wrestle on this nation forward with this.”
— Schmidt, 6:50 p.m. Japanese.
“On the finish of the day, if there’s going to be unity on this nation, there have to be accountability…[W]e will run a marketing campaign that’s designed to impose as a lot ache on the proper locations as doable, that that might be achieved. And if not, then we’ll assault them within the public airwaves, on TV, digitally, every single day till they’re up for election and the voters in these states can — can determine what to do about them….[W]e will do the whole lot we are able to 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. Japanese.
Eager to Examine Benghazi Is Simply Like….Touting QAnon Conspiracies?
“Congressman, clearly the Home has lengthy been the battlefield for very completely different views, however I’m wondering what it is like….[Boehner] sought to appease the Tea Get together caucus in letting them have their approach with the assaults of Benghazi, politicizing them past recognition and I’m wondering if you happen to assume that toothpaste may be put again within the tube or if the Home has now turn into a discussion board for QAnon and conspiracy theorists and whack jobs?”
— Wallace to Home Majority Chief Steny Hoyer, 5:26 p.m. Japanese.
MSNBCer: You’re Both on ‘Group Democracy’ With Dems or GOP’s ‘Group Sedition’
“I feel it is so essential to get all people on the report, are you on group democracy or are you on group sedition? And that — after which the Senate trial might be one other alternative for that and I feel that, in a time when it is crucial to decide on sides, that aspect, that is a binary alternative proper there, I feel we have to know who’s on which aspect so we are able to perceive the character of the struggle and who must be defeated with no matter celebration 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. Japanese.
“And the prospect that we could be headed in that route needs to be sobering to everybody. And the one approach we’re going avert it’s by means of a giant, massive mission to attempt to win this battle for group democracy and beating down the whole lot that is coalesced to provide root to the truth that we now have a group sedition in our American political system.”
— Heilemann, 6:45 p.m. Japanese.
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 means of 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 People died in a worldwide pandemic, that man has been impeached for the second time in a 12 months.”
— The ReidOut host Pleasure Reid, 7:02 p.m. Japanese.
America’s ‘Story’ Is Modified Endlessly, Scarred by Seditious Trump
“The cost itself at the moment adjustments the whole American story. In 2021, the whole American story has now modified as a result of we needed to confront a President who was charged with inciting an rebellion towards the USA….[T]hese are heavy phrases about our fellow countrymen, however — however let’s be very trustworthy. It’s a violent political motion that discovered protected harbor within the Republican Get together. That doesn’t imply that the celebration writ massive is violent. It doesn’t imply that our leaders of that celebration condone it. We have heard them condemn the violence. However not less than for this era, a violent political motion has discovered protected harbor in a Republican Get together led by Donald Trump.”
— MSNBC contributor and former Republican David Jolly, 6:14 p.m. Japanese.
Hopefully, Conservative Media Are Sued to Demise by Dominion to Save America
“It’s essential to have the propagandists and so the Massive 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 carry this autocratic motion off the bottom, to do the violence that they did, it wanted the carry 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. Japanese.
“The Dominion Voting System lawsuit is crucial civil litigation perhaps 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 preserve these corporations from getting the financing they should develop, however it should put the reality on trial. And in the long run, we must defeat these autocrats on the battlefield of concepts.”
— Schmidt, 6:50 p.m. Japanese.
Wallace: Screw Unity! Republicans Spent 4 Years Dividing America! It’s Our Flip!
“I assume 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 may be not a single member of the Republican Get together 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. Japanese.
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, in fact. 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 loss of life for doing their job, for shielding our lives. It rings a bit of hole now to speak about unity, to speak about additional dividing the nation. You understand, I used to be speaking to a good friend who mentioned that if you wish to heal a wound, you first have to wash the wound, it’s important to cleanse the an infection that threatens to do much more hurt. That is the suitable strategy to heal, is to wash this wound by means of reconciliation.”
— Dialog at 5:04 p.m. Japanese.
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 eager to ask you for an entire lengthy week now if that was your thought if 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 actually 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 now we have a protracted strategy to go, as — as a democracy.”
— Dialog at 5:35 p.m. Japanese.
Rhetoric Opposing Impeachment Was Akin to Hitler’s Massive Lie
“I am fascinated with what Biden mentioned, Nicolle, in regards to the congresspersons who supported the Massive 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 the entire bells and whistles. We heard the entire fog horns on the ground of the Home.”
— Glaude, 5:49 p.m. Japanese.
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 excellent 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 Conflict is nearly over and I will method it, he mentioned, with malice in direction of none. After which going into fashionable 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 deal with is for myself and our nation, I wish to thank my predecessor for all he is achieved to heal our land. These two opponents.”
— NBC Information Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss, 6:59 p.m. Japanese.
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 People 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 now we have 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 trustworthy with ourselves and actually, actually, actually, actually perceive the peril that our democracy is in on today, on this second as so lots of our fellows are grieving as a result of they’ve misplaced family members.”
Wallace: “It is all the time arduous to go after Eddie, even if you’re the host. Let me attempt to reply a type of questions. Greater than 4,400 People died yesterday from the raging pandemic, one which Donald Trump has refused to pursue aggressively as one thing he is liable for getting beneath management.”
— Dialog at 5:49 p.m. Japanese.
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 constructive. So that is the world we stay in. However I am going to get by means of this, I do know I’ll. And I respect 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 am going to simply put it that approach, that members of the USA Congress and United States Senate would sicken different members and never assume twice about it. It is disgusting. However let’s go on to this different —“
Jayapal: “And Pleasure, there’s 3,200 People on a regular basis — 3,200 People every single day are dyeing of covid. Simply —“
Jayapal: “— the tragedy throughout the nation and these Republicans should not displaying precisely what we have to do to forestall the unfold of this virus.”
Reid: “Properly, completely. I feel these are two methods which in a way members of the Senate and the Home may need been attacked by their very own members, proper? You may have now, along with the very fact we now imagine that — that some Republicans have been sickening different members and different members of the Senate, you could have this Ali Alexander character saying he had help from Home members.”
— Dialog at 7:36 p.m. Japanese.
Trump Is an American Most cancers, However the Lincoln Undertaking May ‘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 Undertaking.”
— Wallace, 6:45 p.m. Japanese.
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 someway, that the world is towards them someway. Properly, 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 towards the federal government of this nation. This can be a — probably the most outstanding factor about this to me is all of those powerful guys swagger monkeys who act like they’re the large, 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 chunk of paper? Come on, guys. Toughen up.
— Lincoln Undertaking co-founder Rick Wilson, 7:53 p.m. Japanese.