Anecdote In NYT Report Paints McCarthy's Leadership During 1/6 Trump Riot In Poor Light 1

Anecdote In NYT Report Paints McCarthy’s Leadership During 1/6 Trump Riot In Poor Light


Rachel Maddow shares a small detail from near the end of a lengthy New York Times story about Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in which McCarthy flees to safety ahead of rioting Trump supporters in the Capitol on January 6th, and leaves behind a Republican congressman to hide in McCarthy's bathroom with only an antique sword as defense. Aired on 04/27/2021.
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Anecdote In NYT Report Paints McCarthy's Leadership During 1/6 Trump Riot In Poor Light


    1. That sick, repugnant party tried to lunged the US into a Fascist State, America really needs to understand that!

    2. @Belly Dancer Em
      I’ve never understood the Republican’s support for Regan… he was an awful President… yet they seem to think he walked on water… he had his good moments, the Berlin wall… but he did a lot of really awful things to America and American’s behind that shining moment.

    3. @Bunyip73
      The people who desire power always do… They always think about any government, the American government, like an impediment. something that gets in the way… So they come up with ideas that are designed to keep Government small and out of the way… of their profit, their power… because that’s what they want… all they want.

    4. @Mistair Arts oh, I agree, he did a few good things, but the bad easily outweighs the good by a lot. He did a lot of long term damage to the country

    1. If you’re making it into a film it’s got to be a farce. Fits in just right with what the GOP is doing.

    2. @ruth depew the camera only has to shoot Bruce crouched on the toilet with the plastic sword once. There’s plenty of other antics to film for the Jan 6 Insurrection movie.

    3. @Big Blue This is exactly what I was thinking. Maybe even like a Keystone Cops style or a Monty Python.

    4. A pivot from the approach taken by Former “acting” president David Dennison who pressured Federal Agencies to divert resources to target the antifa movement and left-wing grouops, even though Law Enforcement authorities concluded that right-wing, far right and militia violence was actually the Only threat.

  1. Man, what path in life leads you to be locked up in a bathroom, wielding a sword, with rioters closing in lmao goodbye Bruce!

    1. Ignore Billy, he is a brand new troll. April 27, 2021. They are still getting bonuses if we engage at length.

    2. @Amadeo Komnenus Funny comment, thank you for that!
      Gibberish is the mother tongue of the more exclusive “troll dialect”. You will notice they often write it in capital letters (when they can write, goes without saying) it helps highlighting their ignorance.

    1. @Silly Billy what is the context to your copy pasted message? None! No wonder they call you silly.

  2. Let’s say Westerman was nervous. Very nervous. Sh..ting himself. After McCarthy ran. Like a coward.

    1. Golly.
      Given the perpetual expression on Rep.McCarthy’s face, I would’ve wagered that he was the courageous sort.

  3. When you find yourself crouched on a bathroom toilet with a sword, it’s time to re-evaluate your life choices. Just saying…

  4. The only time you can put Leadership in the same sentence with the GOP is that all the while the GOP was in charge, it was a failed leadership.

  5. I’m imaging a white dude, cutting his blazer up, and making a “Rambo” bandana; splashing toilet water on himself, and as soon as he sees the mob, he says ”he’s not in here guys!” Q rules!!!

  6. oh I love this video….this GOP leadership is in serious trouble!!!!What is very sad is Americans have to pay for the GOP’s pensions when they leave office

      …..A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) oversight board did not review a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to the nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance group that funded a project at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) involving gain-of-function research to modify bat-based coronaviruses.///////
      ….However, the NIH grant abstract reads, “Predictive models of host range (i.e. emergence potential) will be tested experimentally using reverse genetics, pseudovirus and receptor binding assays, and virus infection experiments across a range of cell cultures from different species and humanized mice.”

      Dr. Latham and Dr. Wilson explained that with the text of the grant abstract as written, it “is hard to overemphasize that the central logic of this grant was to test the pandemic potential of SARS-related bat coronaviruses by making ones with pandemic potential, either through genetic engineering or passaging, or both.”//When Fauci was asked about the cancellation of the EcoHealth grant in a hearing before the House Energy & Commerce Committee in June 2020, his response was, “I don’t know the reason, but we were told to cancel it.” ”Following the hearing, Fauci clarified to Politico that the Trump administration had ordered the NIH to terminate the grant./////
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    2. You don’t have to worry about paying their pensions if they are all found guilty of insurrection but sadly you will have to pay for their accommodation’s in a Federal Penitentiary !! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    1. @Papillon Dogs You’re correct, indictments are never going to happen. Expect more of this cr@p from the GQP.

    2. And Lt. Gen Charles Flynn, who delayed deployment of nearby Nat’l Guard troops for over 3 hours. I would be surprised if Mike’s brother was not in contact with Trump during the riots. P.S. Charles Flynn got promoted to full general, weeks before the riots. His promotion is awaiting approval by Biden.

    1. It’s akin to Trump not even leading from behind. Commander in Chief, Ha, ….more like the Coward in Chief.

    1. Along with the fact some of these brave patriots smeared their feces around the capital building , how proud they must be ! Hope they took samples to do DNA matching .

    2. @heartland96a It is not brought up disgusting, creepy, and imorral…so much for being. ‘ good people’.

    3. @katy bassett Your correct. Katy , If those were good people , I want NOTHING to do with them .
      Don’t even need to wait for history to judge them , they were and continue to be wrong .

    4. ….along with Trump leading from behind, …wait, ….he didn’t even lead from behind, …he got in his bulletproof limo and went to watch it on TV.

  7. Kevin’s mere existence paints a bad picture of him.

    I can vividly see the scene: His security folk completely ignored the other guy (which is kind of a human failure on itself but probably in accordance with their training…) and everybody silently agreed that he would be left behind, including the guy. And here is why kevin isnt a leader of anything, because if he was a leader he would evacuate him and everyone they pick up on the hallway and his security would have to deal with that. Leaders reveal themselves as such in times of crisis.

  8. All I can think of is the scene from Jurassic Park where the lawyer abandons the kids and hides in a toilet, only to get eaten by the T-Rex. While sitting on the toilet.

    1. What about futurama fry and bender join the army when they were under attack fry hid or ran why bender stood his ground fought and got hurt the only moment Zapp wasn’t a jerk when he criticized Fry

  9. Also, Rachel, it was reported that while hiding from the insurrectionists, Kevin McCarthy called Drumf and asked him to call off the rioters. Drumf told him that the rioters were BLM and Antifa. McCarthy reportedly screamed at Drumf, asking him who the f – – – he thought he was talking to, and that the rioters were MAGA!

    1. @Helen Short ,…no,..tRamp said, ” I guess they care more about the election that you do.”

    2. Will VM …it’s DRUMPF… that is his real last name… DRUMPF… German… his great grandfather ran to America to HIDE his relations connection to The Nazi Party.

    3. @eltorocal a quick look at wikipedia will correct your errors. you’re right about the family name but in error about the rest.

  10. The last person you would want to be with in a dangerous situation is the moral coward Kevin McCarthy,he’s the type of man who would use his wife and family as a shield

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