Violent Attack On U.S. Capitol A Win In Trump's Eyes As Republican Support Holds
Rachel Maddow points out that despite the deadly riot in the U.S. Capitol fomented by Donald Trump's sedition, Republicans in Congress did not feel sufficient shame to back off attempting to subvert the election outcome in support of Trump's lies, and neither Trump nor his acolytes have suffered any real consequences so far. Aired on 01/07/2021.
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II joins CBSN to discuss the attack on the U.S. Capitol and what Raphael Warnock's and Jon Ossoff's historic Senate victories mean for the incoming Biden administration.
CBSN is CBS News' 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage available for free across all platforms. Launched in November 2014, the service is a premier destination for breaking news and original storytelling from the deep bench of CBS News correspondents and reporters. CBSN features the top stories of the day as well as deep dives into key issues facing the nation and the world. CBSN has also expanded to launch local news streaming services in major markets across the country. CBSN is currently available on CBSNews.com and the CBS News app across more than 20 platforms, as well as the CBS All Access subscription service. ProPublica reporter and Frontline correspondent A.C. Thompson joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" to discuss his reporting on members of several well-known hate groups being identified at the attack on the U.S. Capitol. On November 15, the leader of Ethiopia's Tigray region, Debretsion Gebremichael, claimed his forces fired rockets at Asmara, the capital of neighboring Eritrea. He described the attack as retaliation for Eritrea's intervention in the unfolding conflict between Tigray and Ethiopia's central government, headquartered in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa. There were no reports of casualties from the rocket attack on Asmara.
Multiple sources have confirmed a rocket attack took place, but because of Eritrea's extremely tight control on media, very few specifics have leaked out.
On November 14, a YouTube channel called "My Views on News," which has more than 10,000 subscribers and 3.2 million views, posted a video about the attack. That video, which currently has more than 62,000 views, makes specific claims about where the rockets landed and features a still image, purportedly of the aftermath of the attack, showing large fires.
The claim that the photograph shows the aftermath of the Asmara attack is false. In fact, it was neither taken on the African continent nor in 2020: it's an Associated Press photo from August 2015, showing the aftermath of a series of deadly factory explosions in Tianjin, China.
On November 15, the U.S. Embassy in Asmara, Eritrea, issued an alert to U.S. citizens in the area. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro points out that even as Donald Trump and his supporting media and red-state sycophants continue to try to overturn the will of American voters to elect Joe Biden as the next president, the court system has consistently rejected those efforts, preserving American democracy. Aired on 12/10/2020.