National Guard Held In Limbo As Trump Mob Ransacked U.S. Capitol | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

National Guard Held In Limbo As Trump Mob Ransacked U.S. Capitol | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Rachel Maddow describes how Maryland Congressman Steny Hoyer, locked down as pro-Trump rioters marauded through the U.S. Capitol, called Maryland Governor Larry Hogan for National Guard support, and how that support was held up from being authorized for an hour and a half as the Trump administration remained unresponsive. Aired on 01/07/2021.
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National Guard Held In Limbo As Trump Mob Ransacked U.S. Capitol | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

78 Comments on "National Guard Held In Limbo As Trump Mob Ransacked U.S. Capitol | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. David L Alexander | January 8, 2021 at 8:25 AM | Reply

    Secretary of Defense not taking calls when defense is needed.

  2. E.A.W Tzipporah | January 8, 2021 at 9:15 AM | Reply

    ‘Forces were denied authorization” IT WAS AN INSIDE JOB. investigate and prosecute!!

    • Theresa Craft | January 8, 2021 at 6:06 PM | Reply


    • Of course it was an inside job. The leader of the inside job was Trump and his accomplices the Republicans and his family including the vampire Giuliani the monster

    • @SouthWest Prepper Group I think we need more than coffee at this point…

    • @Fausto Hernandez That video was clearly from before the rally and riot. The screens show the stage and crowd. Don’t get me wrong, he was and is a criminal and 100% responsible for how the day went, but he’s not watching the riots in the video.

    • @charles beaudry Jennifer Sweeney was there. Lock her up!! She trashed the place just like her trash posts

  3. Obviously lack of federal response on federal grounds is a federal fault.

    • trump its over you have drug your name what ever thats worth an your family threw the mud ! now our country your draft dodgeing an treason your a born loser im scared if you did the right thing you would miss an shoot some else so please move to russia all they want is to peeeeee! on you !

    • trump likes crowds he will enjoy his excution !!!!⛳🍌🐒

    • the corrupt criminal biden who sold votes for 2k need to be arrested for treason just for that!
      It was the corrupt Clintons who created the fake Russian crap while Biden’s did take 12 bribes from Moscow! Here is evidence.

    • alex Goodmornin | January 8, 2021 at 11:10 PM | Reply

      Why police just do not search those ANTIFA people that were there? And arrest Police Officers that start to shot innocent people as soon as ANTIFA left???

    • @alex Goodmornin innocent people? You mean the people breaking and entering? I am pretty sure that those people were not innocent smashing through glass and jumping through window frames to get in. I mean when someone breaks into a house they are innocent as well right? (Last question was sarcastic)

  4. He won’t resign. He can’t even bring himself to concede.

    • David Renwick | January 8, 2021 at 5:24 PM | Reply

      He conceded yesterday but didn’t have the balls to say Biden’s name. He won’t attend the Inauguration. Great!!

    • Thank God for that, for if he did resign….Pence could pardon him of many of his federal crimes….including yesterdays insurrection

    • R Lightwalker | January 8, 2021 at 6:22 PM | Reply

      They are all over social media sights with plans for the Inauguration day as well. I sure hope feds are all over these sights looking at what these crazies are planning and what they are saying. We can not afford to no longer take their words as just blowing off steam. These people are serious.

    • Its why he must be removed

    • @David Renwick that was no concession. That was a “my lawyer’s telling me to say this” speech.

  5. They were all watching the sh*tshow they started, that’s why they wouldn’t send any help to the Capitol. It was entertainment for trump and his people.

  6. Michael Stolte | January 8, 2021 at 11:54 AM | Reply

    This story shouldn’t end, UNTIL the ones in power who delayed all this are held ACCOUNTABLE…DONT LET THEM GET AWAY WITH THIS!!!!

  7. this explaination of the situation is concise, accurately backed up with receipts by the people involved, and horriblly laughable

  8. Traitors need to be swiftly prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  9. The Republicans “southern strategy” has turned into a second succession.

  10. James and Cheray Lucas | January 8, 2021 at 12:43 PM | Reply

    The rioters, being a cover for the real killers who were going after our leaders, is the most frightening of all.

  11. ShredderTainment | January 8, 2021 at 12:51 PM | Reply

    Sec of defense goes to prison! Especially if he’s newly placed since the election. HELLO!!!!!

  12. Patricia Petrone | January 8, 2021 at 1:25 PM | Reply

    Why does common sense have to take a back seat to trump’s insanity? This is ridiculous.

    • What happened two days ago at the white house plays into the hands of the Democrats…. they couldn’t have hoped for better outcomes…. they were praying for it to happen!!

    • Stripedbottom | January 8, 2021 at 7:43 PM | Reply

      @Deborah C Very well said Deborah, I myself have in the past days been drawing parallels in my mind between the victims of love scams and those who still believe this ‘stolen election’ lie, who are immediately ready to believe that it was actually BLM and Antifa who ransacked the Capitol, who immediately wrote off Mike Pence as an enemy and a hidden agent of the ‘deep state’ when they heard he refused to declare Trump winner of the election in congress (as if he could really do that), people who still cling to all those untruths after they have been proven false time and time again, and seem to be simply utterly unable to let go of those beliefs.

    • @Harold 888 OR maybe, Just maybe, trump played his own supporters, and they ended up cucking the whole republican party!

    • alex Goodmornin | January 8, 2021 at 11:10 PM | Reply

      Why police just do not search those ANTIFA people that were there? And arrest Police Officers that start to shot innocent people as soon as ANTIFA left???

  13. GILLIAN Muspic | January 8, 2021 at 1:44 PM | Reply

    Yet in his speech he says that he ‘immediately ‘ sent in th NG. We all know the truth

  14. Hmm the National Guard wasn’t “in limbo” in Kenosha, Wisconsin… Why is that??

  15. They were allowed to do this, why can’t we see this. It was Trump way of stopping the certification.

  16. More proof that fascists are infiltrated. They have a lot of people bent on backing the extreme right insurrection by looking at the other side.

  17. LIVE LOVE LAUGH | January 8, 2021 at 2:58 PM | Reply

    This was a inside job that’s it that’s all.Why wasn’t they prepared?everyone knew something was going to happen.

    • Yes but the rioters are “Special people”

    • Melina District | January 8, 2021 at 5:55 PM | Reply

      Yes, and the literally have footage of police officers opening the barricades to let them in and some officers taking selfies with the rioters inside! Why aren’t they stressing that issue??? When the riots started after Floyd’s killing! They had footage of officers smashing windows and setting up bricks!! Why isn’t this news! The footage is on YouTube and IG! They are ridiculous! They had the man power to control the situation and the purposely allowed this!

    • LIVE LOVE LAUGH Amen! Also, I didn’t see any black folks in this insurrection act.
      We should be worried the next 13 days………….

    • @Wilkse1 and are loved.❤by trump.

  18. Investigators must follow this all the way and bring everyone to justice.

  19. Lerma Sundita | January 8, 2021 at 7:03 PM | Reply

    The trump administration delayed it in purpose.

  20. Hopefully the so-called Secretary of Defense together with the so-called President and the rest of the gang will be arrested at some point.

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