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 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. Japanese to eight:00 p.m. Japanese and included a dozen far-left personalities, doing the whole lot from worrying about cops changing into terrorists to evaluating themselves to those that fought at Normandy to insisting there gained’t be unity till the nation is cleansed of Republicans.
So, with none additional adieu, listed below are among the worst MSNBC quotes, introduced 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 is not good parallel however each coverage that was pursued was to search 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 drive 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 battle 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 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 have got 80 p.c of a political social gathering that claims that the elections aren’t professional anymore on the idea of BS, we’re on life help as a democratic nation[.]”
— Lincoln Undertaking co-founder Steve Schmidt, 6:52 p.m. Japanese.
Police Officers Are the REAL Individuals We Need to Fear About Being Terrorists
“This 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 needs to be — I imply, while you discuss sharing data, okay, effectively, who’re you sharing the data with? Are you able to belief all people in your staff? 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 legislation enforcement goes to have the ability to cease this, except 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 Approach We Can Have Peace and Unity
“That is virtually as when you’ve got 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]this is no politicization. Donald Trump goes to be out in a technique or one other in per week. There is not any election arising. The Democrats gained 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 whole lot of these members on the Republican aspect say now we want unity. There can 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 carry — to win a battle, Nicolle: to carry your opponent to defeat by way of submission, or they get you thru exhaustion.”
— Schmidt, 6:48 p.m. Japanese.
“However the pro-democracy aspect can’t be the light aspect 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 folks of america, 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 america Senate…[W]e have a protracted, tough battle 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 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 can 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 resolve what to do about them….[W]e will do the whole lot we will to make the burden so heavy that the Republicans which can be left in there’ll drop these folks 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 Celebration caucus in letting them have their approach with the assaults of Benghazi, politicizing them past recognition and I’m wondering in the event you suppose that toothpaste may be put again within the tube or if the Home has now develop 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 ‘Crew Democracy’ With Dems or GOP’s ‘Crew Sedition’
“I feel it is so vital to get all people on the document, are you on staff democracy or are you on staff sedition? And that — after which the Senate trial can be one other alternative for that and I feel that, in a time when it is essential to decide on sides, that aspect, that is a binary selection proper there, I feel we have to know who’s on which aspect so we will perceive the character of the battle and who must be defeated with no matter social gathering 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 may be headed in that course needs to be sobering to everybody. And the one approach we’re going avert it’s by way of a giant, large undertaking to attempt to win this battle for staff democracy and beating down the whole lot that is coalesced to offer root to the truth that we now have a staff 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 way of 4 lengthy years of horror, from caged youngsters, 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 world pandemic, that man has been impeached for the second time in a yr.”
— The ReidOut host Pleasure Reid, 7:02 p.m. Japanese.
America’s ‘Story’ Is Modified Without end, Scarred by Seditious Trump
“The cost itself at this time adjustments all the American story. In 2021, all the American story has now modified as a result of we needed to confront a President who was charged with inciting an revolt towards america….[T]hese are heavy phrases about our fellow countrymen, however — however let’s be very trustworthy. It’s a violent political motion that discovered secure harbor within the Republican Celebration. That doesn’t imply that the social gathering writ giant is violent. It doesn’t imply that our leaders of that social gathering condone it. We have heard them condemn the violence. However at the very least for this era, a violent political motion has discovered secure harbor in a Republican Celebration led by Donald Trump.”
— MSNBC contributor and former Republican David Jolly, 6:14 p.m. Japanese.
Hopefully Conservative Media Are Sued to Loss of life by Dominion to Save America
“It is advisable to have the propagandists and so the Large 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 part they wanted to elevate this autocratic motion off the bottom, to do the violence that they did, it wanted the elevate of the cynical elites….147 members of the Home stood up after the revolt, 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 definitely will preserve these corporations from getting the financing they should develop, however it is going to put the reality on trial. And ultimately, we should 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 suppose the purpose isn’t that you need to vote a technique 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 Celebration 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 folks flag. He sought to divide folks 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 this time 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 folks 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 slightly hole now to speak about unity, to speak about additional dividing the nation. You understand, 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, you need to cleanse the an infection that threatens to do much more hurt. That is the correct method to heal, is to scrub this wound by way 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 desirous to ask you for a complete lengthy week now if that was your thought while you watched the revolt 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 this time on — on the ground of the Home simply, it did not break my coronary heart, it simply reaffirmed the truth that we’ve a protracted method to go, as — as a democracy.”
— Dialog at 5:35 p.m. Japanese.
Rhetoric Opposing Impeachment Was Akin to Hitler’s Large Lie
“I am fascinated about what Biden mentioned, Nicolle, in regards to the congresspersons who supported the Large Lie, as Eugene and others have known as it. What did we hear at this time 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 Probability to Heal Like Ford, Lincoln, Washington Did
“I’d take a look at different presidents in historical past who did an ideal 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’ll strategy it, he mentioned, with malice in the direction of none. After which going into trendy occasions, folks 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 finished 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, Strive Trump Now
Glaude: “And within the backdrop of this, the background of this are People dying. What number of have died of COVID at this time? What number of died yesterday, proper? And so in some ways, this nice American experiment stands on a knife’s edge and we’ve idiots who maintain the reins. We have to maintain accountable — we have to maintain these folks 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 exhausting to go after Eddie, even while 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 below 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 optimistic. So that is the world we reside in. However I will get by way of 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 america 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 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 aren’t exhibiting precisely what we have to do to stop the unfold of this virus.”
Reid: “Effectively, 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 actual fact we now imagine that — that some Republicans had been sickening different members and different members of the Senate, you have got 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 method 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 folks, it’s the most pathetic instance of particular pleading I’ve ever seen. They act as in the event that they’ve been oppressed by some means, that the world is towards them by some means. Effectively, 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 help a revolution towards the federal government of this nation. This can be a — probably the most exceptional 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 bit of paper? Come on, guys. Toughen up.
— Lincoln Undertaking co-founder Rick Wilson, 7:53 p.m. Japanese.