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Cuomo Wonders If Capitol Assault Is ‘Finish for This Nation,’ Walks It Again

Taking a break from the Senate speeches after the seditious assault on the Capitol constructing Wednesday, CNN’s PrimeTime host Chris Cuomo overtly puzzled if the day’s chaos might “mark a starting or an finish for this nation.” A while glided by earlier than he finally walked it again, however not earlier than he obtained stunning push again from one other liberal journalist.

“Now, David, we have heard lots of our colleagues right now saying the occasions had been surreal, unimaginable. I disagree. I feel it was all too actual. I feel that is the place we’re, and we’ve been blind to it, many people who do not get to journey across the nation quite a bit. That is who we’re,” Cuomo chided in talking to former Meet the Press moderator David Gregory.

There are lots of people who imagine with what these folks had been pondering and doing right now on the Capitol. The query is, does this mark a starting or an finish for this nation,” Cuomo requested his visitor.

Surprisingly, Gregory refuted Cuomo’s assertion and argued that Republicans and most Trump supporters weren’t in help of the violence on Capitol Hill. However in fact, Cuomo couldn’t have that:

GREGORY: Properly, look, I feel there may be some optimistic to take out tonight. I feel that speeches we’re listening to on the ground of the Home and the Senate are crucial tonight. Mitt Romney, a distinguished amongst them, and there have been others, Republicans and Democrats —

CUOMO: However solely Democrats – however solely Democrats had been clapping for Romney, I’m advised by the management room. After they began clapping for him, we needed to know who. It wasn’t his personal celebration. Preserve going.

 

 

However Gregory continued to push again. “I do not suppose — even those that had been, you understand, who nursed grievances who had been pro-Trump, I do not suppose this crowd, this mob right now is reflective of them,” he mentioned.

He added: “I do not suppose folks would resort to violence. These had been individuals who had been significantly whipped up and weak to this President’s message, who went out of his option to inform them to take that anger to the Capitol and that was fallacious.”

Earlier than shifting to fellow CNN host Michael Smerconish and chief White Home correspondent Jim Acosta, Cuomo tried to stroll again his ‘finish of America’ premise. “And simply to be clear, I’m not saying a starting or finish of our nation. I’m saying a starting of this type of section of chaotic mobocracy, or will this be an endpoint the place we pivot to one thing higher,” he advised.

Nevertheless it was simply this previous Summer season when Cuomo was talking out in protection of such violent extremist mobs. It wasn’t the top of the nation again then.

And please, present me the place it says that protesters are alleged to be well mannered and peaceable. As a result of, I can present you outraged residents are those who’ve made America what she is and led to any main milestones,” he exclaimed in protection of Black Lives Matter and Antifa as they had been destroying elements of the nation.

The transcript is under, click on “develop” to learn:

CNN’s Cuomo PrimeTime
January 6, 2021
9:32:15 p.m. Japanese

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CHRIS CUOMO: Now, David, we have heard lots of our colleagues right now saying the occasions had been surreal, unimaginable. I disagree. I feel it was all too actual. I feel that is the place we’re, and we’ve been blind to it, many people who do not get to journey across the nation quite a bit. That is who we’re. There are lots of people who imagine with what these folks had been pondering and doing right now on the Capitol.

The query is, does this mark a starting or an finish for this nation?

DAVID GREGORY: Properly, look, I feel there may be some optimistic to take out tonight. I feel that speeches we’re listening to on the ground of the Home and the Senate are crucial tonight. Mitt Romney, a distinguished amongst them, and there have been others, Republicans and Democrats —

CUOMO: However solely Democrats – however solely Democrats had been clapping for Romney, I’m advised by the management room. After they began clapping for him, we needed to know who. It wasn’t his personal celebration. Preserve going.

GREGORY: Yeah. Nonetheless, Republicans and Democrats have made some crucial factors on a day that was being constructed up as a variety of theater and a variety of nonsense and other people have taken inventory. I attempt to be extra optimistic after the occasions of right now, the place I feel Republicans have a possibility to replicate on the trail that they are headed down.

I do not suppose — even those that had been, you understand, who nursed grievances who had been pro-Trump, I do not suppose this crowd, this mob right now is reflective of them.

CUOMO: Yeah.

GREGORY: I do not suppose folks would resort to violence. These had been individuals who had been significantly whipped up and weak to this President’s message, who went out of his option to inform them to take that anger to the Capitol and that was fallacious.

CUOMO: Michael, let me get a fast button from you after which I need to go to Jim Acosta about what’s occurring within the White Home. And simply to be clear, I’m not saying a starting or finish of our nation. I’m saying a starting of this type of section of chaotic mobocracy, or will this be an endpoint the place we pivot to one thing higher?

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