Local Trump-Inspired Election Violence Now Recognized As Harbinger Of Capitol Riot | Rachel Maddow

Local Trump-Inspired Election Violence Now Recognized As Harbinger Of Capitol Riot | Rachel Maddow 1


Rachel Maddow shares a portion of Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial in which House impeachment manager Joaquin Castro makes the argument that the violence on January 6th was predictable because Trump's rhetoric had incited previous aggressive, violent election protests in the wake of his November loss. Aired on 02/11/2021.
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Local Trump-Inspired Election Violence Now Recognized As Harbinger Of Capitol Riot | Rachel Maddow

67 Comments on "Local Trump-Inspired Election Violence Now Recognized As Harbinger Of Capitol Riot | Rachel Maddow"

  1. A freak and his followers and the damage they have done.
    Whoda’ thunk it?

  2. Trump might be screwed.
    A Republican Senator’s self interest will take the path of least resistance, every time. And the House Democrats are not messing around.

  3. If the election truly was “stolen” and all the republicans know it and can easily prove it….then why have they all given up and are unwilling to put their names on an actual bill or investigation? 🤔😅😂🤣

    • Imagine any GOP Senator on the Witness Stand, asked to give their evidence for, “The Steal,” on live TV, with no 5th to hide behind? Can you see Ted Cruz taking on a BILLION dollar lawsuit, by maintaining that lie? Lindsay Graham committing Perjury or Conspiracy, to save trump’s pride? Under Oath? I so dearly hope they get at least ONE of the main spreaders of that Seditious Propaganda to OWN that lie! How will Q, the Nazis and the cult cope with that, after telling America to, “believe,” in them, when they hear it from the horses mouth?
      “The Steal ain’t real.”

    • @tom wool : We dodged a bullet, very narrowly though. Trumpism in its simplest terms: a Single Party system that violently opposes the existence of any opposition party, or any opposition at all . . . Fascism. That’s what we very nearly became. There’s work to be done

    • cotye maisonet | February 11, 2021 at 8:47 AM | Reply

      @TheHopetown lmfaooooo yo stfu😹😹‼️😹😹

    • Evil demonic Republicans!!!!!

    • Nathaniel Erskine | February 11, 2021 at 8:13 PM | Reply

      Wake Up. Ask yourself that same question. Think.

  4. I was just thinking today about what trump felt when he saw the mail-in ballots being counted and his leads disappearing. His horror, his disbelief, his anger. I think everyone knew that the final tallies would be delayed. And maybe that’s why he didn’t want mail in voting; can’t use suppressive tactics with that except to remove mail boxes and sorting machines.

    • Darren Hemingway | February 11, 2021 at 4:56 AM | Reply

      Trump still tried to suppress mail in votes by having his installed cronies in the post office remove and destroy the sorting machines such that they could not be replaced before the election. They even instigated rules that intentionally delayed mail during that period with the intent of preventing mail in votes arriving in time to be counted. Luckily, there were enough votes against trump to overcome the inflicted delays.

    • Deepak D'Souza | February 11, 2021 at 6:16 AM | Reply

      And then , in a great act of amnesia labelled the same postal ballot counts as ” massive dumps”. And his foolish supporters lapped it up.


    • Jodie daubenmire | February 11, 2021 at 11:44 AM | Reply

      Im not sure the soulless beast feels anything

  5. America, and the world, is watching this trial and what each Senator does from here. All those who do not vote to convict will be complicit in Trump’s undeniable shame and unconscionable crimes. That will come back to haunt them.

    • The World is watching with horror! A President who should be in prison now for having committed so many crimes and yet he is a free man. Justice, freedom and Democracy is not functioning in the U.S.A.!

    • @Tracy Lemon Not a shred of evidence was ever presented by Trump’s lawyers that it was stolen. Just a bunch of talk. And none will be presented in this current “trial”. And when Trump is criminally charged for inciting violence, it won’t be presented then, because there is no evidence that the ele3ction was stolen. Unfortunately some people believe everything they hear that matches what they want to hear.

    • @ Liron Deline – True! So true. But they won’t care about what ANYBODY thinks! They’ll only want to please DiaperDonnie, because it serves THEIR OWN political agenda. Gutless wonders! No scruples, no conscience, no integrity. And the world IS watching. We all know what self-seeking cowards they are. Sickening!!

    • Nathaniel Erskine | February 11, 2021 at 8:15 PM | Reply

      Well, its not an election, and thats just your opinion.

    • John Thomasson | February 11, 2021 at 9:35 PM | Reply

      @Tracy Lemon What is that brown ring around your neck?

  6. Ann van de Kew | February 11, 2021 at 2:34 AM | Reply

    “It’s Easier to Fool People Than It Is to Convince Them That They Have Been Fooled.”
    – Mark Twain

    • Corporate Democrats Hate Progressives | February 11, 2021 at 4:31 PM | Reply

      @Ann van de Kew
      What does Dementia Joe say to little girls when he leaves the room?
      “Smell ya later!”

    • Corporate Democrats Hate Progressives | February 11, 2021 at 4:33 PM | Reply

      @l Go snort some moe of your DNC kool-aid, chump

    • “The secret of freedom is educating the people, whereas the secret of tyranny is keeping them ignorant.” ~Robespierre
      “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities” ~ Voltaire
      “There can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet.” ~Abraham Lincoln
      “If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon’s but between patriotism and intelligence on the one side, and superstition, ambition and ignorance on the other.” ~ Ulysses S. Grant, 1875
      “The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.” ~ Charles Bukowski
      ~ “Everybody has a right to their opinion, but nobody has a right to be wrong in their facts.”
      ~ Bernard Baruch, quoted in 1946 AP article.
      “It’s easier to fool people than it is to convince them that they have been fooled.”
      ~ Mark Twain
      “It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” ~ James A. Baldwin
      “When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” ~ Typically misattributed to Sinclair Lewis, the original source of this quote is unknown, but likely derived from labor activist Eugene V. Debs 1917 quote, “Every robber or oppressor in history has wrapped himself in a cloak of patriotism or religion, or both.”

      Before World War II, Charles Lindbergh typified American heroism with his daring flights, including the first solo transatlantic flight, and his celebration of new technology. He parlayed his fame and heroic stature into a leading role in the America First movement, which opposed America’s entrance into the war against Nazi Germany. In 1939, in an essay entitled “Aviation, Geography, and Race,” published in that most American of journals, Reader’s Digest, Lindbergh embraced something close to Nazism for America:

      “It is time to turn from our quarrels and to build our White ramparts again. This alliance with foreign races means nothing but death to us. It is our turn to guard our heritage from Mongol and Persian and Moor, before we become engulfed in a limitless foreign sea.”

      The America First movement was the public face of pro-fascist sentiment in the United States at that time. In the twenties and thirties, many Americans shared Lindbergh’s views against immigration, especially by non-Europeans. The Immigration Act of 1924 strictly limited immigration into the country, and it was specifically intended to restrict the immigration of both nonwhites and Jews.

      In this era, the likes of Toxic Trump and Marginalized Greene have become the face of the new “America First” fascist movement built up over the last four decades by the GOP, Reich-wing plutocrats, demagogues, and media. But, as with Lindbergh, the American people gradually come to recognize their dysfunctional poison and reject it. Most Americans want competent leaders who speak truth, who strive to unite, who are not corrupt, who care about them. So, it should come as no surprise that President Biden is already receiving high marks from the public, while Toxic Trump never managed to rise above even a 50% approval rating. To conclude where begun, the following quotes are submitted for further reflection:
      “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
      ~ George Santayana
      “History doesn’t repeat itself. But it does rhyme.
      ~ Mark Twain
      “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.”
      ~ Aldous Huxley
      “If men could learn from history, what lessons it might teach us! But passion and party blind our eyes, and the light which experience gives us is a lantern on the stern which shines only on the waves behind.”
      ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    • The Molotov cocktail recipe:
      Mix in equal parts of mental illness, willful ignorance, fear, hate, decades of 24/7 Reich-wing disinformation, misinformation, and crackpot conspiracy programming by Republican politicians, plutocrats, media and demagogues, add supplemental divisive Russian propaganda attacking and weakening America, stir well, garnish with COVID-19, and you have the mindless Republican cult descending into fascism, committing terrorism and sedition. Then, grab a stiff drink–you’ll need it.

    • Miles Franklin | February 11, 2021 at 8:46 PM | Reply

      @Maki Hashimoto “The glory which is built upon a lie soon becomes a most unpleasant incumbrance. … How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and how hard it is to undo that work again!” – Autobiographical dictation, 2 December 1906. Published in Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2 (University of California Press, 2013)

  7. Ann van de Kew | February 11, 2021 at 2:35 AM | Reply

    “Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.” – George Carlin

    • “People aren’t smart. A person is smart. Put ‘em together in a group and they turn real dumb real fast.” Tommy Lee Jones in Men In Black 😉

    • Never underestimate the power of evil people in large groups.

    • @Ash Roskell we witnessed that all summer long when Demonrats burned looted murdered and fought with in the streets! F’in idiots!

  8. Ann van de Kew | February 11, 2021 at 2:35 AM | Reply

    A grammar fact: A gazebo of Republicans is called a “cowarding”.

  9. Ann van de Kew | February 11, 2021 at 2:37 AM | Reply

    “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities” – Voltaire

  10. As soon as Trump summoned his minions to DC on the 6th and said it would be wild, I knew it would be violent and assumed everyone else would as well. Here on YouTube, I was advocating lawmakers bring sleeping bags and large picnic baskets to the Capitol on the 5th and hunker down for the coming siege. What I did not anticipate is that the National Guard would not already be there in force to stop them.

  11. An important note during the impeachment trial: I believe the comments stating that “the senate will never convict him, anyway” should stop. Think about it – the insurrectionist, US constitution hating, QAnon, murder-supporting republican politicians have heard those comments clearly and decided to go down what they believe is the path of least resistance toward their own political careers.

    They’ve heard those comments and decided to take us up on it. They believe they’ve snaked their way out of accountability because, after all, we don’t expect them to convict. We *must* show them that we insist on conviction, will continue to hold them accountable, and that we not accept them acquitting Trump of his undeniable and clearly provable crimes.

    This is not a position of simple optimism. It is a position of strength, of justice, of legal and moral demands. Demand justice, demand it continually and loudly, and don’t back down to republican senators who think they can just sit back and let the criminals have their way. Demand justice, and don’t encourage self-fulfilling defeatism.

    • Hear. Hear. Couldn’t agree more with you.

    • Felix Ndayis de Bologne | February 11, 2021 at 3:55 AM | Reply

      Morally , legally , you are correct but your argument assumes 2 factual fallacies: the probity and courage of at least 17 republicans in the Senate . It’s a shame for our country but it is what it is.

    • How do you feel about the dems that back all the violence of the crazy left rioting all summer, or do you have your hypocrite face on?

    • nunya buisiness | February 11, 2021 at 1:07 PM | Reply

      @TheHopetown Another “whataboutism” excuse for Trump & his followers? Democrats actually condemned the violence at those protests…..Got your hypocrite face on?

  12. brilliantly said and shown, ty dr maddow. they chose to follow a monster…

  13. “A fools mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.” Proverbs 18:7 👀

    • Mervyn Stephens | February 11, 2021 at 7:33 AM | Reply

      @Boss Women obviously not the former president even though the Evangelicals believe he is the Second Coming he has never opened a Bible let alone read it.
      PS I think that all the “Prophets” got it wrong when they said that “God” had told them that t**** would serve Two Terms, he actually said Two Impeachment’s they should listen more carefully in the future.

  14. AndyGinterBlues | February 11, 2021 at 3:44 AM | Reply

    As soon as Trump runs out of money to pay off Senators and etc. (which should be very soon, by all accounts), he will run out of influence. And he knows this very well.

  15. Everyone knows he is guilty, but the senators will not convict.

    • @Sassouu Sasoo well they are not afraid of his base, They are afraid that if you convict Trump his base will not vote republican anymore in those states the senators who would vote for conviction. They are afraid they would lose their chair in the senate. Taking away Trump makes the whole house of cards of all these various right wing lunaticgroups fall apart. Yes they will still be there and a possible threat locally but they would not have a unifying “leader” like Trump.

    • @D. BestMy point is that people thought it was impossible/too hard to really get to the moon (convict a criminal president) until they used the tools that they made and tried really hard. Then you know what…. people did get to the moon (it is possible to convict a criminal president).

    • Heather Melissa | February 11, 2021 at 9:10 AM | Reply

      @D. Best not everyone wanted to go to the moon. WAY to assume more things that are not true. Normal and rational people wouldn’t want our money spent on so much stuff that doesn’t help the average American. Just like the over inflated and outrageously bloated military industrial complex budget. Most people don’t want the majority of our tax dollars going to so many things that do nothing to benefit the average American.

    • @Heather Melissa What I mean is it was not a political partisan choice like convicting trump….that has nothing to do with the discussion at hand.

    • @Peter Case tRump supporters may vote to aquit in part to help prevent themselves from being justly convicted.

      I see the known FACT that some Repugs were directly involved in in helping tRump & even helped/cheered/egged on the tRump RIOTERS ! !

  16. I don’t even live in the US and even I predicted on Twitter last September, that Trump would lose the election and would incite violence to prevent his departure from office. I also predicted that he would be in prison within a year. Fingers crossed.

  17. Abby-Usive Monopoly | February 11, 2021 at 4:48 AM | Reply

    Has everyone forgotten that he laid the same groundwork for an insurrection, in the run-up to 2016 (because no one, including him, expected him to win)? In the run-up, he repeatedly called the election “rigged” and claimed that if he lost it was because it was “rigged” and threatened not to accept the results, unless he won. It seems like everyone’s forgotten that.

  18. Trump now has a historical legacy. When you hear the name you think, “The Big Lie.” 👍🏻

  19. Have we forgotten “Stand down and Stand by”? This has been brewing for a long time.

  20. Graphic design for Free | February 11, 2021 at 10:25 AM | Reply

    Republicans, If you don’t impeach this man, you betray America, yourself, and lose all credit in the world.

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