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MSNBC 21 Jan 2020

Steele: Impeachment 'Dumbed Down To The Lowest Pitiful Common Denominator Of Ugly And Stupid

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THAT SPEAKS VOLUMES. >> THAT WAS SENATOR CHUCK
>> THAT WAS SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER UNDERSCORING THE
SCHUMER UNDERSCORING THE DEMOCRATIC MESSAGE OF THE DAY.
DEMOCRATIC MESSAGE OF THE DAY. IF THIS IS A TRIAL, IF THIS IS
IF THIS IS A TRIAL, IF THIS IS THE REAL DEAL, THE PURSUIT OF
THE REAL DEAL, THE PURSUIT OF JUSTICE FOR THE MOST POWERFUL
JUSTICE FOR THE MOST POWERFUL PERSON IN OUR COUNTRY, WHY NO
PERSON IN OUR COUNTRY, WHY NO WITNESSES, WHY NO DOCUMENTS?
WITNESSES, WHY NO DOCUMENTS? ANY THEORIES.
ANY THEORIES. >> I DON’T KNOW.
>> I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THEORIES, IN
I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THEORIES, IN LISTENING TO ALL OF THIS.
LISTENING TO ALL OF THIS. AND COMING TO THIS POINT IN THE
AND COMING TO THIS POINT IN THE DAY, I WANT TO THROW IT BACK TO
DAY, I WANT TO THROW IT BACK TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE A LITTLE
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE A LITTLE BIT.
BIT. YOU GOT VERY SMART PEOPLE.
YOU GOT VERY SMART PEOPLE. LAWYERS AND SENATORS AND OTHERS
LAWYERS AND SENATORS AND OTHERS SITTING AROUND.
SITTING AROUND. I WANT TO SEE SOMETHING ORGANIC
I WANT TO SEE SOMETHING ORGANIC FROM THE PEOPLE ON THIS, THIS IS
FROM THE PEOPLE ON THIS, THIS IS A BIG DEAL.
A BIG DEAL. I MEAN, THE PRESIDENT OF THE
I MEAN, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HAS BEEN
UNITED STATES HAS BEEN IMPEACHED.
IMPEACHED. YOU HAVE ONE PARTY BASICALLY
YOU HAVE ONE PARTY BASICALLY SAYING NOTHING TO SEE HERE, JUST
SAYING NOTHING TO SEE HERE, JUST KEEP MOVING ON.
KEEP MOVING ON. DO WE REALLY WANT TO GO THERE?
DO WE REALLY WANT TO GO THERE? IS THAT THE SPACE WE WANT TO BE
IS THAT THE SPACE WE WANT TO BE IN AS AMERICANS, WHERE THIS
IN AS AMERICANS, WHERE THIS PROCESS IS SO DUMBED DOWN TO THE
PROCESS IS SO DUMBED DOWN TO THE LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR OF
LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR OF UGLY AND STUPID, PEOPLE DON’T
UGLY AND STUPID, PEOPLE DON’T CARE.
CARE. I DON’T BELIEVE THAT, I THINK
I DON’T BELIEVE THAT, I THINK THAT RIGHT NOW AS WE START TO
THAT RIGHT NOW AS WE START TO SEE ALL OF THESE VOTES, THIS
SEE ALL OF THESE VOTES, THIS SHOULD BE A CHECK ON US AS
SHOULD BE A CHECK ON US AS AMERICANS TO GO WAIT A MINUTE,
AMERICANS TO GO WAIT A MINUTE, YOU’RE GOING TO HOLD OFF GETTING
YOU’RE GOING TO HOLD OFF GETTING FACTS INTO EVIDENCE?
FACTS INTO EVIDENCE? GETTING WITNESSES TESTIMONY INTO
GETTING WITNESSES TESTIMONY INTO EVIDENCE BEFORE YOU -- AFTER YOU
EVIDENCE BEFORE YOU -- AFTER YOU MAKE A DECISION?
MAKE A DECISION? HOW DOES THAT WORK.
HOW DOES THAT WORK. CAN I HAVE THAT TRIAL THE NEXT
CAN I HAVE THAT TRIAL THE NEXT TIME I’M CALLED UP TO COURT.
TIME I’M CALLED UP TO COURT. >> YOU TICKLED MY FUNNY BONE
>> YOU TICKLED MY FUNNY BONE WITH THIS.
WITH THIS. I THINK WHEN YOU TREAT VOTERS
I THINK WHEN YOU TREAT VOTERS LIKE THEY’RE STUPID, YOU LOSE.
LIKE THEY’RE STUPID, YOU LOSE. IT IS TRUE THAT THE TRUMP BASE
IT IS TRUE THAT THE TRUMP BASE HAS AN EMOTIONAL CONNECTION TO
HAS AN EMOTIONAL CONNECTION TO DONALD TRUMP.
DONALD TRUMP. AND HE HAS MORE LATITUDE THAN
AND HE HAS MORE LATITUDE THAN ANY POLITICIAN IN OUR COUNTRY’S
ANY POLITICIAN IN OUR COUNTRY’S HISTORY, AND PROBABLY EVER WILL.
HISTORY, AND PROBABLY EVER WILL. HOWEVER, WHEN YOU CALL SOMETHING
HOWEVER, WHEN YOU CALL SOMETHING A TRIAL AND YOU FORBID
A TRIAL AND YOU FORBID WITNESSES, YOU ARE STRAINING
WITNESSES, YOU ARE STRAINING THOSE BONDS.
THOSE BONDS. >> AS CHUCK HAS NOTED, IT’S A
>> AS CHUCK HAS NOTED, IT’S A TRIAL.
TRIAL. WE ALL KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS.
WE ALL KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS. AND COULD YOU IMAGINE IF YOU GO
AND COULD YOU IMAGINE IF YOU GO INTO A COURTROOM TOMORROW AND
INTO A COURTROOM TOMORROW AND THE DEFENSE OR PROSECUTOR SAYS,
THE DEFENSE OR PROSECUTOR SAYS, WE WANT ALL THE TESTIMONY TO
WE WANT ALL THE TESTIMONY TO WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE JURY’S MADE
WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE JURY’S MADE A DECISION.
A DECISION. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY? YOU THINK THIS IS FAIR TO DONALD
YOU THINK THIS IS FAIR TO DONALD TRUMP?
TRUMP? YOU THINK HE IS SERVED BY THIS?
YOU THINK HE IS SERVED BY THIS? I MEAN, IF THIS WAS THE PERFECT

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