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

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

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

There are lots of people who consider with what these individuals had been considering and doing right this moment 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 assist of the violence on Capitol Hill. However after all, Cuomo couldn’t have that:

GREGORY: Effectively, look, I believe there’s some optimistic to take out tonight. I believe 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 instructed by the management room. After they began clapping for him, we needed to know who. It wasn’t his personal get together. Preserve going.

 

 

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

He added: “I do not assume individuals 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 technique to inform them to take that anger to the Capitol and that was incorrect.”

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 part of chaotic mobocracy, or will this be an endpoint the place we pivot to one thing higher,” he instructed.

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

And please, present me the place it says that protesters are presupposed 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 components of the nation.

The transcript is beneath, click on “broaden” 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 a lot of our colleagues right this moment saying the occasions had been surreal, unimaginable. I disagree. I believe it was all too actual. I believe that is the place we’re, and we’ve been blind to it, many people who do not get to journey across the nation so much. That is who we’re. There are lots of people who consider with what these individuals had been considering and doing right this moment on the Capitol.

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

DAVID GREGORY: Effectively, look, I believe there’s some optimistic to take out tonight. I believe 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 instructed by the management room. After they began clapping for him, we needed to know who. It wasn’t his personal get together. Preserve going.

GREGORY: Yeah. However, Republicans and Democrats have made some crucial factors on a day that was being constructed up as a number of theater and a number of nonsense and folks have taken inventory. I attempt to be extra optimistic after the occasions of right this moment, the place I believe Republicans have a possibility to replicate on the trail that they are headed down.

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

CUOMO: Yeah.

GREGORY: I do not assume individuals 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 technique to inform them to take that anger to the Capitol and that was incorrect.

CUOMO: Michael, let me get a fast button from you after which I wish to go to Jim Acosta about what’s taking place 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 part of chaotic mobocracy, or will this be an endpoint the place we pivot to one thing higher?

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