On Wednesday, MSNBC political analyst Jason Johnson cited the example of alleged QAnon supporter and GOP Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene and came to the conclusion that Democrats can’t work with “terrorists.”
Making his comments on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” Johnson declared, “you can’t negotiate, you can’t legislate and you can’t work with terrorists.”
Watch the video clip below.
MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace Warns That Republicans Are Flirting With Terrorists
MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace, who formerly served as George W. Bush’s press secretary, said of Greene, “This isn’t even about views. She’s a conspiracy theorist, committed the very same kinds of disinformation that today the Department of Homeland Security warned against, in almost an unprecedented bulletin.”
“She is what they are describing in the Homeland Security Department’s bulletin about the world views of potentially violent extremists who represent domestic terrorism,” Wallace continued.
“Those are the views that this congresswoman has.”
Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security issued a National Terrorism Advisory System bulletin “warning the public of a “heightened threat environment” across the United States following last week’s presidential inauguration.”
The bulletin claims “Information suggests that some ideologically-motivated violent extremists with objections to the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances fueled by false narratives, could continue to mobilize to incite or commit violence.”
The bulletin goes on to encourage readers to report “suspicious activity” to the FBI, and to avoid large crowds.
Wallace then set her sights on the 45 Republicans who essentially voted against an impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump.
Wallace said, “I think what is revealed by the Senate vote this week, with 45 Republicans to not even hold a trial for the president who incited the insurrection, who had all of them had all of them hiding in their own offices with the furniture pushed up again the doors. What were they hiding for?”
Wallace asked what Republicans were scared of.
“If Donald Trump hadn’t incited a violent insurrection that they were scared about,” the questioning Wallace persisted. “Why weren’t they roaming the halls? If they weren’t afraid, why were they in offices with furniture pushed up against a door?”
This is from two nights ago — this is MSNBC's definition of Republicans with not one, but two Lincoln Project leaders.
This is where CNN and MSNBC want to go. If you want to be a "conservative" or "Republican" and you're not like them, you might as well be a terrorist. pic.twitter.com/sd3bu132fs
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 27, 2021
MSNBC’s Jason Johnson Claims Republicans ‘Have A Violent Terrorist Organization That’s Supported By Their Ideology’
Speaking to Johnson, Wallace went on:
“And my only point about the opportunity that Democrats have is that they have today, this bulletin describes the threat, they describe the world view of the people who right now and through the end of April, in the views of the people at the Department of Homeland Security, the world view is the same word view as the views publicly espoused by the QAnon member of Congress.”
In August of 2020, Rep. Greene said she had distanced herself from QAnon, saying, “And so, yeah, there was a time there for a while that I had read about Q, posted about it, talked about it, which is some of these videos you’ve seen come out. But once I started finding misinformation, I decided that I would choose another path.”
Johnson replying to Wallace, stated of Greene, “If that community, if Georgia wants this crazed conspiracy theorist to represent them, that’s their right, but the Republican Party doesn’t have to support her.”
“They don’t have to put her on committees, take money away from her, they can criticize her, but they are not,” Johnson added.
Johnson then implied that Republicans support a “violent terrorist organization,” apparently referring to the so-called QAnon movement.
He continued, “They know that they have a violent terrorist organization that’s supported by their ideology. They try to pretend it’s not the case.”
Johnson later referred to far left Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, saying, “AOC mentioned in interviews after the insurrection that she didn’t want to shelter in place with fellow Republicans, because she was legitimately concerned that they may rather out, that they may tell some of the terrorists where she was hiding.”
.@JoeNBC slams Republicans in the Senate who want Americans to "forget" about the Capitol attack.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 27, 2021
Johnson: ‘We Don’t Negotiate With Terrorists’
“So when you have members of the Republican Party who are seen as being in lockstep with a terrorist organization, the Democrats have to stop saying — it’s above and beyond unity — they have to say these people are terrorists and don’t want to govern,” Johnson said.
This is where Johnson laid it all out.
“We don’t negotiate with terrorists” Johnson said, referring to Republicans.
Then he gave some advice to Democrats.
“The first Democrat that says that is the person who should be the leader of the messages for the party for the next 18 months,” Johnson added. “You can’t negotiate, you can’t legislate, and you can’t work with terrorists.”
Watch the MSNBC segment here:
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