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They just objected to Georgia


But they didn’t sign off on it.

Fox anchor: Breaching the Capitol building was "a huge victory" for Trump rioters

MARHA MACCALLUM (FOX ANCHOR): Hearing these reports that there is tear gas being used in the rotunda, as Bret has just reported. The members are being told to get those gas masks that are under their seats. The other big question is where is the vice president. We're told that he was rushed out of the chamber. And this answers the question that I raised before. You know, I was under the assumption that they would be safe in the chamber. That was before we realized that people had actually breached the building and were walking through the rotunda. Obviously this is a huge victory for these protesters. They have disrupted the system in an enormous way.

And I just want to, you know, bring everyone — remind everyone of what happened earlier this week, right. People going to Josh Hawley's house, we've seen spray paint on Mitch McConnell's door, on Nancy Pelosi's door as well, and we've all been sort of tracking the escalation of this. Now look at what you've got now. You have protesters inside the Capitol building in quite an incredible act that I think you could — you know, revolt is a word that, you know, can be used here in some way. These people are peaceful on the stairs.


The Fox News coup.

Trump’s propaganda outlet and others in right-wing media helped make this happen.

As I write this, the U.S. Capitol has been breached by a riotous mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters who are bent on preventing the peaceful transition of power to President-elect Joe Biden. The House of Representative and the Senate, whose members had convened in their separate chambers after some Republicans objected to the counting of Arizona’s electoral votes, are locked down, while Vice President Mike Pence, who was presiding, has left the area. Protesters continue to stream into the building. It’s unclear when or how the legislators will be able to proceed with their constitutional duty.

A coup attempt is underway in the United States of America, which prides itself on being a beacon of democracy.

It was not an accident. It did not just happen. Democracy in this country has enemies.

The American people spoke, and Trump lost the election by a sizable margin. But rather than accept that reality, he claimed that the election had been rigged, stolen away from him by fiendish Democratic operatives in a number of states. These were wild conspiracy theories, the dregs of the internet fever swamps.

Fox News and others in the Trumpist media could have explained this to their audiences. Instead, they chose to lie. They laid the groundwork in the months leading up to the election for Trump to cry fraud, and once he did, they cheered on his cynical effort to subvert the vote and usher in the end of American democracy.

When protesters descended on Washington, D.C., this morning for rallies the president had supported, they celebrated that too. Then Trump gave a rally speech before the assembled crowd, told them that the election had been stolen and “we’re not going to let it happen,” and the mob listened.

Like the senior Republican official who questioned what “the downside” was for “humoring [Trump] for this little bit of time,” many at Fox likely assumed they could continue to stoke the fury of their viewers without consequences.

But now the bill has come due. They cheered on a coup, now it’s here, and no one can say what will happen next. And no one should ever let Fox forget its role in causing it.


How FUCKING STUPID is Eric Trump???

We have a mob of right wing terrorists currently storming the Capitol building and this is what he’s tweeting!


More Trump voicemails uncovered!


Republicans lie about everything, even pizza!


And we always make fun of Eric for being the Dumb Trump.


Wonder how long he'll last on Parler?


Gotta love the winter.


TCM Remembers 2020

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