On Thursday during MSNBC’s special coverage of the House select committee’s hearing on the riots at the United States Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, Nicolle Wallace the host of the network’s Deadline: White House, made the fact-free claim that the so-called “threat to democracy” is a top three issue for voters in the looming 2022 midterm elections. This is despite there being absolutely no evidence to back up that claim.
During the reaction panel to the recently concluded committee hearing, fellow panelist and primetime MSNBC host Rachel Maddow remarked “I wouldn’t have put it on my bingo card if I had to pick surprise action today, that it was going to be a subpoena for Trump.”
Turning to Wallace, Maddow asked what she thought of the hearings and their overall impact.
“I think the committee has been driven, since the beginning, by a true investigative principles [sic],” Wallace claimed.
She then went a step further to falsely claim that “the politics are clear” on the issue of saving democracy presumably from Republicans. And that “democracy is now a top three issue for all voters, and especially independents.”
“It has political ramifications,” Wallace added. “I’m not saying they live separate from that, but they’ve been driven by the investigative theory of connecting the dots. It’s abundantly clear, that they have tied the violence to a premeditated campaign of lies that Trump knew were lies to Trump.”
Despite what Wallace believes or wants to fool her viewers into believing, every reputable poll has the economy, inflation, and abortion as the top three priorities of voters in the midterm elections.
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MSNBC’s The January 6th Hearings: The House Investigates
8:14:23 p.m. Eastern
RACHEL MADDOW: Obviously, I wouldn’t have picked, I wouldn’t have put it on my bingo card if I had to pick surprise action today, that it was going to be a subpoena for Trump. I think I, like most, people thought that this was sorta too late in the game for them to try it. I thought maybe they’d announce a criminal referral or something else. Instead, they announced the subpoena and they did so with lots of reference to other legal factors here. What did you make of it, Nicolle?
NICOLLE WALLACE: I think the committee has been driven, since the beginning, by a true investigative principles. And the politics are clear. Democracy is now a top three issue for all voters, and especially independents. I mean it has political ramifications. I’m not saying they live separate from that, but they’ve been driven by the investigative theory of connecting the dots. It’s abundantly clear, that they have tied the violence to a premeditated campaign of lies that Trump knew were lies to Trump. I mean that was the—for me, for me that was the aha!
MADDOW: We got that word, premeditated, several times.
WALLACE: Over and over again. What they did, today was they really wallpapered ten different layers of wallpaper, over the pillars of their investigation, that he knew he lost. We went right back to the themes of the first public hearing. In the most dramatic storytelling, from Gus Anderson, that he knew, that he was lying to his supporters, and that he knew about the violence. And I think the subpoena is reflective of the dots being connected, around those three pillars of their investigation.