Symone Sanders, Joy Reid want ‘election-denying’ Republicans ‘expelled’ from Congress like Confederates

MSNBC host Symone Sanders-Townsend raised the specter of the Civil War during a segment on the leftist network, joining fellow host Joy Reid in asking why more wasn’t being done to eject “election-denying” Republicans from Congress following the January 6 inquisition.

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The January 6 committee announced criminal referrals to the Department of Justice for former President Trump this week for his alleged involvement in the riot that took place at the Capitol. The findings are viewed by many as symbolic in nature and conservatives outright scoff at them, asserting that Trump was not involved in the 2021 incident.

Sanders worked herself up into a predictable lather over the committee’s final hearing on Trump and the Capitol riot, referring during the segment to Reid’s show where she alluded to how multiple lawmakers who supported the Confederacy found themselves “expelled” from their positions following the Civil War.

“It’s quite concerning — you know, Joy, I was watching your show earlier today and you talked about how post-Civil War, the folks who sided with the Confederate members of Congress, they were taken care of, they were expelled,” she commented.

She angrily demanded to know why there is not a similar form of punishment for Republicans such as Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), whom she accused of attempting to “disrupt the peaceful transfer of power.” Sanders then said she fears nothing will happen to any of them in the end.

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“In this Congress, there are multiple individuals that conspired, that were willing to move hell or high water to disrupt the peaceful transition of power, and my fear, and frankly the fear of many Americans out there, is that nothing is going to happen to them,” she hyperventilated.

Reid also had her claws out for Johnson, claiming that he has had years to practice his congressional “shenanigans.” Then she called it a “huge problem” that some Republicans continue to serve in Congress following the January 6 witchhunt. She warned that “some of them” will have “power” in the House next year as Republicans retake control of the chamber.

“It’s actually a huge problem for our democracy that we still have what amount to insurrectionists serving in the House of Representatives, and they’ll have power, some of them,” she charged.

Trump slammed the Jan. 6 panel on Trush Social this week and denied any wrongdoing. They are accusing him of inciting, assisting, or aiding/comforting an insurrection in an attempt to keep him from running for the presidency in 2024.

Enter Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) who told Reid on Monday it is time for America to have “a discussion” about barring Trump from holding public office.

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“After the Civil War, during the reconstruction, it was the Republican Party which insisted that anyone who has sworn an oath to support the Constitution but who violates that oath by engaging in insurrection or rebellion may never hold federal or state office again. That’s a Constitutional disqualification from office. So my colleague Liz Cheney today said that, you know, Donald Trump was ethically unqualified, which is absolutely true. But he’s also constitutionally disqualified from holding office, having participated in insurrection. And I hope that is a discussion that America is ready to have,” Raskin said, furthering the Civil War talking point.

“I think we are absolutely ready to have it,” Reid drooled. “We must have it if we’re going to remain a republic.”


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