Warnock: The American People Are Being Squeezed Out Of Their Own Democracy | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Warnock: The American People Are Being Squeezed Out Of Their Own Democracy | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Senator Raphael Warnock talks with Rachel Maddow about the urgent need for the Senate to act to preserve voting rights in the United States as state Republicans work furiously to pass new local voting restrictions, and the duty of the Senate to honor the will of most Americans and not allow the Republican minority to control the agenda. Aired on 03/18/2021.
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70 Comments on "Warnock: The American People Are Being Squeezed Out Of Their Own Democracy | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. brilliantly said, ty both. exactly, we are not going to go back to the bad old days/jim crow!

  2. Myles H Patterson | March 18, 2021 at 2:29 AM | Reply

    He’s right! You have a Party for Democracy and a Party of Sedition formally the GOP. I think HR 1 or SR 1 should go to a national vote to kick the Sedition Party in the you know what!

    Let the people vote for their true belief and country???

    • Steven Williams | March 18, 2021 at 10:27 AM | Reply

      @Callie Smith yeah we need them both gone.

    • Myles H Patterson | March 18, 2021 at 12:20 PM | Reply

      @Scott Gillam No what I’m saying is with the federal voters right law instead of being voted on in the senate where it will probably get nowhere with the Sedition pack it should be sent out and let the people vote on it nationally!

    • @Myles H Patterson It’s an interesting idea: states do this all the time. It’s called a referendum.
      Doesn’t happen in the federal system. The only thing even close to a referendum in the federal system is the process for amending the Constitution. Even that is not voted upon directly by voters in either the congressional proceedings or in any state proceeding.

    • u sound like a communist

    • Myles H Patterson | March 18, 2021 at 7:56 PM | Reply

      @deb absolutely not! No way no how!!

  3. Ann van de Kew | March 18, 2021 at 2:34 AM | Reply

    A Russian agent, a senile old man, and a criminal walk into a MacDonald’s…
    The cashier asks, “What can I get you Mr. Trump?”

    • American Artist | March 20, 2021 at 6:54 PM | Reply

      @OldManGhost So sorry to hear of your problems. There needs to be a class action suit against DeSantis for selling the vaccines to the wealthy communities instead of dispersing it as needed.

    • American Artist | March 20, 2021 at 6:59 PM | Reply

      @deb Yea! We won! America is safe for 4 more years.

    • @American Artist i just love that u are so oblivious…every country know biden is weak..lets see how the next four years impact u and yours..

    • American Artist | March 22, 2021 at 10:35 AM | Reply

      @deb This must be a Russian troll or bot. Unbelievable that they keep going and going and going.

    • TRUMP WANT Be The PRESIDENT No No More THANK You Jesus Christ AMERICAN People THANK You Jesus.

  4. Do not let Republicans take away your vote – no matter what obstacles they throw out in state legislatures. Register and vote, America. We will defeat them using our sovereign rights as Americans.

    • @deb Yup. Because 70 year old Black ladies with diabetes are lazy. You actually too stupid or ignorant to be talking to. Good night.

    • @coolmodelguy I was going to pay deb some attention, but you already said all that needed to be said. Thanks.

    • coolmodelguy | March 18, 2021 at 9:34 PM | Reply

      @Kern Albert – I did not realize that deb had been so prolific with her vitriol, having only read her comment addressed to me. Now that I looked at the rest of her comment string, all I can do is shake my head. The republican planning to dumb down the population seems to have worked in her case.

    • @coolmodelguy LOL! Concur! Have an awesome night, my guy, you made mine a little more pleasant.

    • Graphic design for Free | March 19, 2021 at 8:05 AM | Reply

      Republicans have mastered the art of getting people to vote against their best interests.

  5. It’s easy to like Senator Warnock.

  6. LeslieLarsen | March 18, 2021 at 2:44 AM | Reply

    Great Interview thank you. I totally agree with you Senator Warnock, this is a moral moment and time for us all to choose our democracy – one person one vote!

  7. Reba Henderson | March 18, 2021 at 2:50 AM | Reply

    Thank you Rev. Senator Warnock.

  8. Mitch McConnell and his wife are the ones that benefitted the most from the filibuster. That’s why he will fight to the death to protect it.

    • American Artist | March 18, 2021 at 12:59 PM | Reply

      @Todd Smith No. With the current filibuster rule, one Senator just says, “I filibuster” and then a bill cannot even be presented for discussion or a vote. It has nothing to do with majority rules. In 300 years up till McConnell was in charge, votes in the Senate have been cast on the basis of 51 to 49 passes. McConnell instituted the 60/40 so that Republicans could always be in control. That’s why the things we have needed like infrastructure, immigration reform, Trump’s impeachment hearing, etc never get a just review and vote. McConnell has a stranglehold on any meaningful legislature unless it benefits him and his wife by benefitting corporations and the rich. McConnell and his wife – 2 more criminals who need to be in jail. Kentucky, what were you thinking when you voted?

    • daron fentress | March 19, 2021 at 5:22 PM | Reply

      Screw mitch McConnell.an im from ky.we are on the bottom of every statistical analysis of poverty and education an McConnell doesnt do anything for us to bring the lower class and middle class up.we are a welfare state.and the state votes as if it is rolling in gold flake dust.they vote for a color not policy that actually makes their life better.they are blinded by good ol boy systems set up in every small town

    • @Todd Smith all you are doing is protecting what Republicans do. Just go back to 2009 to 2015 and you will see the full use of the filibuster at work. It was removed for you know who and now here we are. And you might want to research the history of its creation.

    • American Artist | March 19, 2021 at 6:26 PM | Reply

      @daron fentress I’ve seen documentaries where McConnell would attend union meetings. So the unions thought he was on their side. Then McConnell got elected and started working to bring down unions and workers rights. Keep pushing for change. McConnell seems on the verge of destroying himself.

    • MITCH Mcconnell and his FILBUSTER both Need To Go

  9. Michael Ulbricht | March 18, 2021 at 3:00 AM | Reply

    So refreshing to hear an eloquent and regal Statesman in the Senate. Imagine Kelly Loeffler instead? Thanks Georgia; we needed this!

    • @Trap Daddy You mean the same wife that told police he ran over her foot but she didn’t have a mark on her? That wife?

    • @Michael Ulbricht Just FYI, I was making fun of Loeffler with my comment. I’m born and raised in GA and have lived here all my life, and I voted AGAINST Loeffler and Perdue both times (in the general and the run-offs). I’m not a Republican, but even if I was I would have been offended by these two millionaires moving to my state and doing absolutely nothing for the people of GA. They only made themselves richer while in the Senate, and Loeffler wasn’t even elected. I know all about both of their histories, the insider trading they both did, all the money Loeffler “donated” to buy her seat in the Senate, the offshore accounts she made for other companies & millionaires/billionaires, the awful history Perdue had in running businesses (he holds the record in NC for the single day record of laying off the most people, and of course he’s the former governor’s cousin.

      Warnock & Ossoff, on the other hand, are both born & raised children of GA, have been a part of the community here, and actually want to help the people of GA. They are the ones that will help our nation return to one that’s for the people, not the powerful. And you’re right, Reagan and his trickle down economics didn’t work then and it’s not working now, but the rich are getting richer and the middle class still continues to shrink. But it actually started with Nixon, when he did away with the gold standard which allowed money to just be printed at will, which in turn allowed the astronomical leaps that banks were suddenly able to lend and the loans that businesses were suddenly able to get, and the big kept getting bigger and bigger but leaving scraps for the little guy. And then when Reagan got control, and the republicans to over Congress in ‘94, and everything has been downhill since.

      Now is when we must act to get rid of the Republican Party once and for all. The people who call themselves Democrats today are actually conservatives, and the ones that call themselves republicans are extreme right-wingers who have no business leading a country. Their policies are so unpopular with the people that the only way they can win elections is by suppressing people’s right to vote. We need a new party of Progressives like Bernie and AOC to lead us into a future where the government is one that works for us.

    • Michael Ulbricht | March 18, 2021 at 11:39 AM | Reply

      @Elsa Bean Elsa, it was very early in the morning and I originally “missed” your satire, but recognized it eventually. I never thought I’d see the day when an entire political Party became nothing but satirical. Take care and stay well!

    • @Trap Daddy the subject at hand is VOTING RIGHTS FOR AMERICANS – not what you’re getting at… you trolls never miss a chance to stick your noses into the conversation with some useless and irrelevant BS…

    • Michael Ulbricht | March 20, 2021 at 1:07 PM | Reply

      @Tally Ho Yeah, heaven forbid that the military cuts its budget one iota because that Communism may gets ya. I bet their toilet seats are up to $10,000 now. We have to fly military jets over every football game or event.

  10. It’s all happening in Georgia. There seems to be a real struggle there. I completely agree with senator warnock

  11. toneisha johnson | March 18, 2021 at 3:46 AM | Reply

    The American people are on your side Senator Warnock and voting rights should not be blocked by a minority in the Senate.

  12. I can still hear Kelly yelling “radical left liberal Democrat warnock” in the background lmao plz help

  13. xxxDREADEDxxx | March 18, 2021 at 3:55 AM | Reply

    They had succeeded in dissuading us from voting for decades now they see that our votes matter it’s time to bring back Jim Crow laws.

    • Joshua Sweetvale | March 18, 2021 at 7:37 PM | Reply

      From Europe:
      *Yup. This is how the Management rolls.*

      (Rolled. I hope. Keeping an eye on my own government.)

    • Elephant Happiness | March 18, 2021 at 7:51 PM | Reply

      Dreadedd you are nothing more than a holocaust denier and by default a racist and a white supremacist who delusionallly believe that America belongs only to white skinned people who hailed from Europe and then
      stole the country by massacring the majority of its indigenous people. . You no doubt believe that the orange tramp won last November’s election. Well he didn,t Joe Biden did and this wonderful man is running the country for all Americans regardless of their ethnicity, disability, financial standing creed , religion or sexuality et al Get over it or fly to Mars if you’re discontented with the hunger for the sweeping changes for equality for all.

    • What a troll.

    • Balin Mallavia | March 26, 2021 at 3:39 PM | Reply

      Jim crow laws were done by democrats

    • @Balin Mallavia proof? You got a link?

  14. Collettie Holmes | March 18, 2021 at 4:39 AM | Reply

    Thank you Reverend Warnock. God Bless You.

  15. Robert Alker | March 18, 2021 at 5:54 AM | Reply

    What Warnock is saying is as close to a bullseye that you’ll see. It is unfolding, day after day without pause, building like a tsumani. It’s nearing a city near you.

  16. ΑΒΡΑΞΑΣ Ash | March 18, 2021 at 5:57 AM | Reply

    It’s crazy that after all these decades since the 1960s that we’re still talking about this.

  17. Bertha Bridges | March 18, 2021 at 6:29 AM | Reply

    When our government no longer reflects the will of the people we are no longer a democratic republic. The insurrection from January 6th continues in the Senate…

  18. This is what a Senator should be like. A representative and voice for the people who elected them.

    • Jolliebearfor Christ | March 20, 2021 at 1:26 AM | Reply


    • Jack Edwards | March 22, 2021 at 9:48 AM | Reply

      I agree a man for the People,, what is the body of the senate really for,,?

  19. Steve Walker | March 18, 2021 at 8:59 AM | Reply

    They know there are more of us than them. They’ll never vote in favor of expanding voting.

  20. Rolando Travieso | March 18, 2021 at 9:01 AM | Reply

    Senator Warnock is exactly what the GOP is afraid of down in the south, a well educated Black man .KEEP THE FIGHT GOING.

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