Rachel Maddow tears up Donald Trump Jr. and the GOP for celebrating Pelosi assault

Rachel Maddow called the Pelosi attacker’s mind a sewer and then revealed that Donald Trump Jr. and the Republicans celebrating the attack want political violence, not elections.

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Maddo says:

You know, I dismiss him as a nutcase, and I speak of these things with admitted mockery because I honestly don’t think any of us should be required to play in the sewers of this man’s mind. Once you hit someone in the head with a hammer, all of humanity is officially and forever relieved from having to know anything about your thoughts and feelings.

But if you’re a person who has all your abilities, and you know something like this happened, if you downplay it, mock it, celebrate it, the attempted murder of the House Speaker’s husband, which is now officially accused of how the attempted kidnapping of the speaker of the House of Representatives, well if that’s how you react, if you know that this happened, well then tell us what you want instead of politics. You tell everyone what you can, what your side can do to your political opponents. What you like to see when you see your political opponents exposed.

And that’s actually the other option if we don’t have elections anymore. It’s either violence and coercion, or it’s voting. And if it’s not voting, then it’s going to be force and coercion.

Republicans, celebrating attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband, telegraph that 1/6 attack was not an isolated incident.

Political violence is Republicans’ strategy for gaining and staying in power.

If an election is lost, destroy its legitimacy and then try to retain or gain power through violence.

By glorifying the Pelosi attack, Republicans are encouraging others to do the same.

Rachel Maddow was right.

Republicans are trying to replace elections with violence. Maddow’s comments illustrate how the Republican Party has dehumanized its opponents to make political violence an acceptable route to power.

Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.

Awards and professional memberships

Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association

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