Yesterday, the world watched in horror as a mob of pro-Trump insurrectionists spurred on by the paranoid rhetoric of their president stormed the Capitol building, resulting in at least four deaths and scores of injuries. Trump refused to denounce his lunatic fans and instead told them that they were “very special” and that he loved him. It was the darkest day yet for an administration characterized by dark days, a rejection of our nation’s sacred tradition of a peaceful transition of power, and its memory will stain the United States in the eyes of the world forever.
As MAGA maniacs raced through the halls of the Capitol building, posing for pictures, raiding offices, and looting, many outside observers noted a distinct difference in the behavior of the police when compared to their response to the George Floyd protests. Law enforcement seemed completely unable or unwilling to stop the Trump supporters from running amok but those who marched for racial justice months ago found themselves violently dispersed with pepper spray, rubber bullets, tear gas, and even vehicular assault.
The obvious question arose: would the police have reacted more harshly if those storming the Capitol had been predominantly people of color or at the very least people supporting liberal causes? The answer is self-evident.
This morning, former Republican and former Trump friend Joe Scarborough addressed yesterday’s events on his show Morning Joe. The now-outspoken enemy of the president was fired up and practically screaming as he demanded to know why the Capitol Hill police didn’t do more to stop the riots. He asked if it’s possible that the police failed to do more because most of those involved with the Capitol siege were white, or if it was because they support Donald Trump.
Scarborough pointed out that cops act tough to people for jaywalking but didn’t pretend to be such “badasses” when confronted at the Capitol yesterday.
“But then Trump supporters come in and you open the f*cking doors for them!? You open the doors for them! And let them breach the people’s house? What is wrong with you!?” Scarborough bellowed.
He went on to slam Trump for calling for “insurrection against the United States of America,” a bold but accurate characterization of yesterday’s events. Scarborough also denounced the president’s attorney and maniac attack dog Rudy Giuliani for calling for “combat” before the events at the Capitol unfolded. Donald Trump Jr. also invoked Scarborough’s ire for similar threats.
“That’s insurrection against the United States of America and if Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani, and Donald Trump are not arrested today for insurrection and taken to jail and booked… And if the Capitol Hill police do not go through every video and look at the face of every person that invaded our Capitol and if they are not arrested and brought to justice today… Then we are no longer a nation of laws and we only tell them they can do this again,” Scarborough said.
Listen to the fiery segment below.
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