Rachel Maddow put all of it collectively and revealed how Republicans permitting Trump to proceed to push his massive lie would encourage extra white supremacist home terror.
Rachel Maddow connects the dots and exhibits how Republicans permitting Trump to nonetheless push the massive lie will end in extra white supremacist home terrorism pic.twitter.com/lFJLGKd7SJ
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 18, 2021
The violent breach of the U.S. Capitol, the narratives of fraud within the current normal election, which was the extensible justification for the Capitol assault. That is the intelligence group reporting that these issues will, quote, nearly actually drive home violent extremists to commit extra violent acts in our nation this yr. Nearly actually. That’s from the intelligence group.
Former President Trump is, nonetheless, nonetheless thumping away at this theme. Fox introduced him on the air final night time to proceed to say that he really received the 2020 election, that there have been thousands and thousands of votes that have been frauds. He mentioned our Supreme Court docket didn’t have the braveness to overturn elections that ought to have been overturned. He’s nonetheless preaching these things. Nonetheless stoking it. It already led to the Capitol assault. Director of Nationwide Intelligence says in the present day it’s going to nearly actually result in extra violence. He’s nonetheless pushing it. Fox remains to be pushing it on their air, inviting him on the air to wax ineloquent about it.
And Republicans and the states actually are simply working with the entire concept that there was some kind of indefinable, unprovable, however positively unhealthy fraud within the final election. They’ll’t show it. They haven’t been capable of prosecute anybody for it. There’s no public proof of it by any means. However they simply really feel so involved about it that they’re rolling again voting rights extra aggressively than they’ve in additional than a technology. Irrespective of that each time their theories and emotions and imprecise allegations on these things, any time these emotions get examined, it’s only a catastrophe for them.
Trump’s massive lie, which has been adopted as gospel by the Republican Celebration, is gasoline for white supremacist home terrorists. Fox Information offers Trump the platform. Trump throws gasoline on the hearth, and Republicans fan the flames by pushing the massive lie as truth.
Republicans may have put an finish to this cycle instantly. They might have prevented the Capitol assault by debunking and rejecting the massive lie that the election was stolen from Trump. As a substitute of rejecting it, they gave it the oxygen that it wanted to develop, so when white supremacists assault the US once more, the harmless blood that spills can be on Republican palms.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who’s White Home Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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