MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace on Monday suggested that Americans should “relive” the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot every year like they do for the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Fox News first reported on her remarks, which came while she was discussing the January 6 hearing with MSNBC political analyst Claire McCaskill, a former Missouri Senator.
“If I were trying this case I would put up in front of the jury what was actually on TV between 1:45 and 2:20 so they could re-live and remember what the president saw sitting in that small dining room off the Oval Office,” McCaskill said.
She described “feeling physically ill” during that time along with “a disbelief, a shock to my system that this was happening in our country. And these were people that I cared about that were being threatened. I remember feeling so helpless. Imagine when you’re not helpless and you enjoy it [like Trump]?”
Wallace then responded: “That’s a great idea, Claire,” adding that people “really need to see what [Trump] was watching.”
McCaskill continued, “He was watching this [live footage from the Capitol], Nicolle. He was watching this, and he was celebrating, and any normal human being that wasn’t a criminal would have said, as President of the United States, I have the power to stop them…”
Wallace stated: “It’s such a good idea that maybe I’ll steal it and we’ll spend some time with it leading up to [Thursday’s hearing] this week. I was on the air with Brian Williams for a lot of [January 6] and texting with national security officials and saying, ‘What am I watching?’”
She later added: “You’re right, reliving [January 6] the way we relived the day of 9/11 for many, many years will be really powerful.”
Every year on September 11, MSNBC replays real-time footage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The channel is already one of the top networks that people have watched the January 6 hearings. Last month, more than 3 million people tuned into the channel to watch their coverage of the January 6 committee. Fox News trailed at 1 million viewers and CNN had 1.8 million
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