Friday on MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin Reports, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz fear-mongered that the Republican Party would abandon our system of government to install former President Donald Trump as head of state.
Referring to the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, Schultz declared hysterically, “Make no mistake, this was a domestic terror attack whose purpose was to overturn the results of a legitimate election. You have an attack that was incited by the then president of the United States, the executive branch on the citadel of our democracy, the United States Capitol, the legislative branch to prevent the end of his own presidential term and overturn an election. If that doesn’t cry out for an independent investigation, I don’t know what does. How will we prevent another attack if we don’t get to the bottom of how this one occurred and do everything we can to put in place measures to make sure it can’t happen again?”
Fact check: every word of Schultz’s rant is demonstrably false. It was not a domestic terror attack; the election was not legitimate; and Trump incited nothing.
Schultz continued: “Clearly the majority of the Republican Party, Republicans in the Senate are opposed to that because they are not interested in getting to the bottom of this. They embrace exactly what Matt Gaetz said last night, which is that people should take matters into their own hands when they don’t support our system of government anymore. They’re willing to abandon our system of government and use all measures necessary to install or keep in place the person they want in power, Donald Trump.”
More hysterical, fear-mongering lies. Gaetz did not urge people to overthrow the government; Republicans are trying to rescue our system of government, not abandon it. Schultz and her fellow Democrats are terrified of Trump’s popularity and of populist resistance to their radical, anti-American agenda, particularly in light of the illegitimate election results. That’s why the left is desperately pushing their demonizing narrative that Trump and his supporters are domestic terrorists trying to install an authoritarian government.