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going to protect country from radical reversals and we know those are happening at the local level by republicans attacking rather voting rights. >> thank you for joining me. happy holidays, my friend. that wraps up the hour for me, everybody. i'm yasmin vossoughian. join me tonight, everybody, for a special yasmin vossoughian reports attack on the capitol tonight. 9:00 p.m. eastern time right here on msnbc. i will see you then. for now, i am going to turn it over to my friend reverend al sharpton and "politicsnation." it's the 11th annual revvie awards from rockefeller center, here is your host al sharpton. >> good evening. and welcome to "politicsnation's" 11th revvie awards. it's where we celebrate the best and worst in 2021 and give awards to those who deserve it. i'm honored to have been
bringing you some of the most significant and memorable moments this past year. and what a year it's been? with that, let's bring in our esteemed panel. zerlina maxwell, host of zerlina on peacock. ayman mohyeldin, host of msnbc's ayman. and elise jordan, republican strategist. let's go right to the first revvie award. the ridicu-list. these are the events that i still can't believe happened in the year as bizarre as 2021. here are a few of my picks to get us started. facebook goes meta. stuck in the suez. and trump: the blog. facebook's name change. the social network found itself under fire from the right and
the left over user privacy and rampant misinformation. and mark zuckerberg decides the solution is to re-brand the country to meta. i don't know exactly what the metaverse is, but i'm guessing it has something to do with having your head in the clouds. or how about that ship that got stuck for days in the suez canal? disrupting trade routes all over the world, it seemed like a random event back in march. but little did we know, it was a preview of global shipping tie-ups, and even a shortage of christmas trees this-holiday season. and finally, donald trump's short-lived blog. the former president touted a site as a beacon of freedom after he got kicked off facebook and twitter. but shut it down less than a
month later when it got less traffic than on petfinder.com. now, trump has a new social media project that claims to have a billion dollars in capital and congressman devin nunes as it -- as its ceo of this company. you know, i will be saving it a spot on my 2022 ridicu-list. but, zerlina, what do you got? >> so, it was very recently, rev, but on november the 19th, for a grand total of 85 whole minutes, kamala harris was the first woman president of the united states of america. and so, for 85 women -- 85 minutes, women, you know, were texting each other saying we have a woman president for the first time ever. but it was because president biden was obviously undergoing a procedure, he was getting a colonoscopy and that was just a little bit too much for me, rev.
i -- i can't hold it together when i think about the fact that america got its first woman president in that context. >> ayman? >> i don't know where to begin but i was going to say for me, i am thinking back to january 6th. that has to be the narrative that has come out of there and the way it has been perpetuated, i have been investigating it and i am telling you that lie is parade spreading more and more and the threat it is posing to our democracy, with people believing absolutely insane conspiracy theories. um, is just -- it's -- it's scary. and i think if we were talking about any other group in the world that ha h to deal with this kind of radicalization into an ideology, it would be alarming. >> even serious, it is ridiculous at the same time. makes the ridicu-list. tell me where you -- what do you think? >> well, just for a fun story, i thought it was pretty funny all the people that president obama had to disinvite from his birthday party, who is cool enough to make the cut? i'm sure you made the cut still
because heir pretty cool. but a lot of really famous, important people just, you know, they didn't quite get to go to the birthday party of the year. >> well, you made the cut. so both of us made the cut. okay. now, to the revvie for the worst republican moments in 2021. there are too many to count but i have managed to narrow my list down to these low lights. reframing the january 6th riot. dissing the cheneys and kyle the intern. i have to start with the january 6th insurrection. ayman, you already went there but i have to go back there. 147 lawmakers witnessed, firsthand, the chaos and violence of that day. and still voted to overturn the election. since then, some of those same lawmakers have tried to reframe the event as some kind of unscheduled capitol tour or even
a heroic act of protest. the vast majority of americans aren't buying it. our second-worst moment is the gop's cancellation of liz cheney. regular watchers of the show know i'm no fan of the wyoming congresswoman's politics or of her father -- former-vice president dick cheney. still, i was stunned how quickly republicans were willing to cast aside a political dynasty in service to trump's big lie about the election. last, but not least, is the full-on republican embrace of kyle rittenhouse. i will admit, i am still coming to terms with his acquittal. but even if you see the case differently, i'm not quite sure who makes rittenhouse qualified to serve as a congressional intern. a position he's been offered by several republican lawmakers.
perhaps, in the case of florida congressman matt gaetz, he is hoping rittenhouse can help him find a few good defense lawyers of his own. elise, what should we add to the list? >> for the gop -- >> how much time we got? >> yeah, how much time? we -- we have so many. i think, really, the covid antics. just not taking covid seriously and you see so many lawmakers who are, you know -- they're still refusing to get a vaccination and their fines go up and up and up in the halls of congress. and then, just the message that sends to americans to have this chorus of doubt about whether you should still get vaccinated and whether it is necessary. it's harmed the health and wellbeing of our country. >> yeah, i got to find out how they collecting these thin fines. we need to find out if these fines are being paid. >> good idea. >> i was going to say i have to
go with lauren boebert on this one with her not only is she spreading islamophobia with her account of what did not happen but the fact that she is actually lying and making up a story from scratch and then trying to fund raise on it for me, i think is just one of the lowest moments because it tells you what the gop has sunk to. they are using hate to try to raise money. they are perpetuating lies after lies even when they are speaking behind closed doors in these fundraisers to their constituents. and they are doing it by dividing the country, not bringing the country together. >> yeah, you talk about intentional islamophobia. to make up a -- a -- a -- a -- >> story. >> -- a situation that never happened and then throw your islamophobia in is -- >> right? she is so mean that she imagines this but she doesn't even have the courage to do -- throw the insult in the racism in real life. so it is just pitiful. >> zerlina? what you got? >> well, i think that my worst political moment on the
republican side has to be any republican who, with a straight face, still says they care about life. in a year where abortion rights are at stake, we have had 780,000 americans pass away from covid-19, they are spreading misinformation. they support the death penalty. they do not care about life. so that, overall, for me, is my worst republican moment, rev. >> all right. now, what about the second impeachment of donald trump and the passing of voter suppression laws all over the country? >> well, look. i couldn't imagine a scenario in which there would be not one but two impeachments within a year of the same president who only had one term, rev. he had more impeachments than terms in office. and i think that the voter suppression laws are clearly a response to the demographic shift in the country towards a
majority nonwhite electorate. republicans are reacting in a particular way and in a lot of ways, donald trump represents the past that they want to go back to. but the demographics are here. they're coming. so, strap in, republicans, i suppose. >> any addition to that? because not only do you have the new laws. the gerrymandering, the elimination of certain congressional seats. you're from georgia. i mean, we are going to lose one congressional seat there that could cost lucy mcbath to have to go up against a democrat. >> for me, listen, i spent a little time overseas and when i look back at america and see what is happening, there is a very strong anti-democratic movement in this country. and to zerlina's point, it's not just about the gerrymandering and what is happening in the politics of the world. think about the supreme court for a moment. you have got three justices on the supreme court making decisions about half of the --
of the population in this country. the women in this country. three of them, elected by a president did not have a popular mandate to make those appointments and when you combine the number of constituents by the republicans who voted to confirm these three supreme court justices, they don't even represent the majority of this country. so, we literally now have minority rule in this country. where the minority of the population, whether it's through president trump, whether it's through the senators who represent republican states pinting these justices, making decisions for the majority of the country. doesn't sound very democratic to me. >> no, i think, elise, that we can argue that the -- i mean, we -- the numbers are the numbers are the numbers. he was not popular. he did not win the popular vote. and he -- he got three seats on the supreme court. i mean, ayman is right. this is scary. and then, you have got a lot of republicans, according to polls the majority of registered republicans -- believing that he was robbed of the election. and i am sure they are waiting
on santa claus to come down the chimney even though they may not even have a chimney. >> what makes me worried for 2022 and 2024 because trump has been so effective at eroding trust in our democratic process and the fairness and integrity of our elections. and just to look at what happened specifically this year with the abortion supreme court case you cited, now that is coming from mississippi where it has been pushed by the mississippi gop. the state -- my home state -- might have the worst -- the highest infant mortality, the highest maternal mortality. if you care about life, is that a case that you are going to pay millions of dollars to get to the supreme court? or could that money be better spent on the men and women in your state? which is a microcosm of the problems in this country when it comes to ceremonial politics that is a bunch of pomp and circumstance and might rile up a base but isn't tral actually helping the men and women who need to be helped.
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welcome back to the 2021 revvie awards from rockefeller center. here is your host, al sharpton. welcome back to all of you at home. i'm here with our panel, zerlina maxwell, ayman mohyeldin, and elise jordan. we talked about some of the worst moments in 2021 earlier. now, let's highlight some of the
best. time now to discuss the best moments in political and social activism. my short list. congresswoman cori bush shares her story. remembering george floyd. and workers flex their muscles. now, i want to give a shout-out to a friend of the show -- congresswoman cori bush of missouri -- who created a genuine moment back in may when she shared her own personal experiences of racism while she was pregnant. during a hearing on black maternal mortality in the middle of a pandemic that was hit black and brown communities especially hard, it was a powerful reminder we must do much more to make our healthcare system equitable for all. i was also moved this year by the outpouring of support on the first-year anniversary of george
floyd's death. it came just a few weeks after derek chauvin's conviction in floyd's murder, which provided a bit of closure and justice for floyd's family. but we still have much more to do on police reform across this country. and lastly, i want to recognize the many american workers who stood up for their rights this year. last month, john deere workers able to secure a landmark deal after going on strike for more than a month. capping off a year where we saw a real uptick in organized labor activity. even in nonunion businesses, workers were able to use newfound leverage to lobby successfully for more pay, better treatment, and additional benefits. ayman, your take? >> all right. so i am going to keep an eye overseas and for me, it's all
the the people speaking up about what is on in china. you had my man from the bot bosston celtics, he has become an american citizen. he is really going after the chinese government for what it is done. he is definitely out front when you look at some of the other nba players who have not been as critical and outspoken of what china is doing on human rights but then you also have the wta. the women's tennis association more recently with the, you know, questions surrounding this chinese tennis player and her disappearance and allegations of sexual harassment. they've withdrawn all of the tennis tournaments from china. and for me, i think that's what we kind of expect from our sports community and our sports leaders. they don't have to be political. but when something is so egregious, they speak up for it. we see that happen in this country and when we see it happen overseas, we should celebrate it as well. >> the wta is standing up for their lady. >> yeah. >> for peng shuai i believe. >> yep. >> and that is admirable. you shouldn't just let a regime
do what -- i mean, whatever kind of pressure they are putting on her and putting her in hiding. she doesn't have freedom of speech now. it's just wrong. and i also am going to stay international. what happened in afghanistan this year, it was so depressing to watch the u.s. government's failed response to evacuate our afghan allies who worked besides us for 20 years in afghanistan but i have been really inspired by so many men and women privately. former veterans, people in the national security space, who have stepped up to fill the void the u.s. government isn't filling and to keep their promises to our allies and to help them reach safety in other countries. >> and a quick shout-out to kim kardashian for get ougt the afghan women's soccer team. she took care of that. they needed to get out of the country and she stepped in. she managed to get all of these young ladies to safety to the united kingdom so good on her. >> ill -- i will give you that. zerlina?
>> i would say generation z climate activists. i think generation z gets a lot of flack from the millennials and the older generations for being too sensitive but i have to say that it's not a hypothetical for them. this climate disaster is going to hit them, you know, basically when they're 40. and so, they -- they are not waiting for us to fix it. they are speaking, raising their voices and speaking loud and clear about the urgent need for climate action and they should be commended for that. >> you know, i also want to mention two other stories. that time when a few of the tulsa race massacre survivors gathered on the 100th anniversary -- 100th-year anniversary. and of course, those 100 faith leaders who join med in brunswick, georgia, to fight for justice. i wanted to mention those, too. ayman? >> yeah, no doubt about it.
i mean, we are in a moment of national reckoning in this country when what is happening for the push for social justice and what you did in georgia for me, again, you know, i spent my high school years in georgia. to see where georgia is coming right now on that front, people feeling their voice is finally being heard. stepping up coming to the defense of ahmaud arbery's family and seeing that the wheel of justice spin in their favor. >> and answering when, in fact, a lawyer had challenged me being in the courtroom. >> exactly. >> saying i don't want no more black pastors and he ended up getting 300. >> great multiplying effect. >> and it really off sets, elise, the evangelicals on the right try to paint the left as being nonreligious, just secular people and there are a lot of that. but there are people that are very religious and very committed and that zerlina and i still go to church and are faithful. i preach. zerlina claps her hands.
>> yeah. >> more coming up for you and more light-hearted moments from the year. be right back. president biden today signed the bipartisan infrastructure bill into law and i think it's good that he is finally taking action against the dilapidated and crumbling approval rating. the senate on saturday passed president biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, which includes a $1,400 stimulus check, so go out and buy yourself something nice like november's rent. the best things america makes are the things america makes out here. the history she writes in her clear blue skies. the legends she births on hometown fields. and the future she promises. when we made grand wagoneer, proudly assembled in america, we knew no object would ever rank with the best things in this country. but we believed we could make
woodward and robert costa. there were many tell-all books this year about the trump administration. but none did a better job of capturing the frantic final days of his presidency, including detailing how alarmed our top-military officials were about trump's attempt to hold power. and the book i could not put down was "the reckoning, america's trauma and finding a way to heal" by mary l. trump. it took a book by trump's niece to remind us that our politics isn't all about the former guy from -- from the pandemic to our racial awakening. america has been through a lot in the past few years, and it's time to mend. and lastly, i would be remiss if i didn't mention the "righteous troublemakers, untold stories of social justice in america" by the reverend alfred sharpton,
which i am sure we can all agree would make a great stocking stuffer. at least any other books you would like to add to the list? >> it was just such a year. i think about "peril," what struck me is just how intense the days around january 6th and, you know, robert costa is one of our colleagues at the network and if anything, he is such a straightforward, level reporter. and what really struck me about the reporting in the book is just how dramatic they portray it, and how serious they realize the threat was to democracy as they recounted and pieced together that day. so, there was just so much fantastic reporting like that this year that we can be really grateful that journalists are pursuing the highest of their craft. >> and the amaze thing about the woodward/costa book is you thought heard everything, you saw everything, you knew everything. and they gave us things that we just had to say wow. i mean, even though you and i,
ayman, and zerlina do this. there were things in there we had not even heard of. >>. oh, yeah, absolutely. i think that book and whether a it ray revealed and what general mark milley was onto hill and he testified and then there was that moment i think with senator blackburn asks him did you speak to bob woodward about the book? and he comes out and says yes. for me, it shows the access that bob woodward and costa had when they were getting the details. so you know it is legit when he is saying there were concerns, genuinely, within the u.s. military about what was happening around january 6th and what they had to signal to the chinese. but i want to say it's not necessarily a popular one, mark meadows, how about him trying to sell his book by calling his own book fake news when he came forward and said president trump had covid before that first debate? and then, when -- when he had to -- when the president came down on him and said that is fake news, mark meadows new approach is like don't buy my book. >> that's his promotion.
>> so maybe that's how you sell books around here nowadays. >> so -- so we have got zerlina. we have elise agreeing with me on woodward/costa. we have -- >> mark meadows. >> -- ayman bringing us fake news. zerlina? >> well, i actually have two. one is the book "unbound." it is a memoir but it really speaks to a lot of the different things that have happened not just in the last year but also going back to 2017 and i think that it's -- it's -- it's an amazing memoir and testament to the context of this moment. another one i would add is because for so many years, people talked about her and now she is actually the one speaking. and she has a lot of lessons to impart being up close and working for hillary clinton for so long.
>> i will also want your quick opinion on two other books. there is nothing for you here by fiona hill. >> yeah. i mean, i thought it was a very revealing bookbecause again this is a woman who was at the center of the impeachment of donald trump just based on everything she had witnessed and the fact she talked about her own personal journey. a woman who served both administrations and sometimes we lose sight of that in this country. when you think of the civil servants we have and how politicized we become, that we forget there are very decent people, some born overseas, some who have come from rags to riches in country who have heard a calling to serve. and for me, her story reveals that. it reveals there are still good people and we need good people to be in these positions because when you get somebody like donald trump, if you don't have good people in government, they are the people that saved us, you know, from falling down that road of authoritarianism. if you don't have good people who are going to be able to call out our world leaders and certainly american politicians, we are doomed as a country,
quite honestly. >> let me bring in the second book i wanted to mention. "landslide, the final days of the trump presidency" by michael wolf. >> you know, i just can't take michael wolf all that seriously, given that so much of his reporting was beautiful on the page but the details quibble on the edges when i feel the trump presidency had so much factual ridiculousness that there is no need to ever make anything a slightly more of a story. but that said, just, you know, we are going to be reliving the drama, the terror, the comedy of the trump presidency for so many years and still our mouths are just going to be wide open with how crazy it really was on the inside. >> no, that is certain. let's move onto a "politicsnation" favorite. the alfred c. sharpton blueberry pie achievement award.
every year, we look around and ask who has the most blueberry pie on their face? this year, i nominate the state of texas for its many contributions to our national-political dysfunctions, including one of the most draconian voter suppression bills in the country and abortion ban with a bounty system. and a refusal to expand medicaid or fix their crumbling electric grid. and if i may have any pie left over, i will send it along to ron desantis in florida. and maybe, one extra slice should go to congress member marjorie taylor greene and will matt gaetz. ayman, how about you? who else should get a slice? >> it's got to go to kevin mccarthy for me because this is a guy who is watching all of this play out but he is singularly focus on power. everyone has told him the
republicans are going to win next year and he has tuned out any sense of moral righteousness because all he cares about is becoming speaker of the house. so if marjorie taylor greene wants to stand up there and say something that's crazy, she can do it. if lauren boebert wants to stand up there and lie and say things that are crazy, she can do it. if people in his own caucus want to stand up there and say the election was stolen, he is not going to stand in their way because at the end of the day, he wants everyone to think that next year if the republicans manage to win, whether it's through redistricting and gerrymandering or whatever, he wants to be speaker of the house. he will make that deal with anybody. >> even though he was the one on the phone screaming -- >> call off the insurrection. >> -- on january 6th. telling donald trump call off the insurrection and now he's reversed himself. it's one thing you reverse everybody ems, you want to be speaker. it's contradicts himself. >> and then went down to mar-a-lago and kissed the ring after january 6th. first thing he does. >> there is not enough blueberry pie in the world for him. >> zerlina, who should i be
giving some slices to? >> so i think the -- the main blueberry pie is anybody that put forward these covid vaccine conspiracy theories or suggested that you shouldn't get the vaccine but that you should bathe your child in a dirt bath or take ivermectin for your covid and i think that unfortunately a lot of those people are dealing with the real and serious consequences of those choices. but i -- but i also laugh because if you want to take ivermectin, go ahead. but it's not going to help you with your covid-19. the extra slice, though, is related to yours, rev. and that goes to governor greg abbott who promised to find all of the rapists on the streets of texas and i would just like to check in and see if he was able to find all those rapists who are out on the streets somewhere so that it could justify his position on no exceptions for rape and incest in their abortion law. that is blatantly unconstitutional, by the way. >> elise? >> i would have to give a piece
of pie to andrew cuomo. he really had a terrible year and just why did he have to extend our pain and suffering for so long? you know, he also deserves a slice of pie for that horrible book that he spent so much time working on, on the taxpayers' dime. so that can also be one of the worst books of the year about how he solved the pandemic. yeah, so good riddance i think and merry christmas and happy new year. >> any more ideas, ayman? >> tucker carlson maybe for trying to suggest the january 6th insurrection was a false-flag operation. promoting white supremacy. >> talking about his book? or him in general? because what was interesting -- was interesting about his book, his first chapter in the book was he printed an old story he had written in "esquire" about going with me to africa. and -- and, you know, it was a satire kind of story. but i -- i don't think a lot of his viewers ever thought that he
actually would travel and -- and write some stuff in there was complimentary. some, of course, was tongue in cheek. but i thought it was very interesting. but i -- i -- i called my agent. i don't get any -- >> any of his royalties? >> for me -- for me, if you got to look at what he has done this year, in advancing the white nationalism agenda in this country i think it's -- it's dangerous. >> oh, no, no, there's no joking about what carson has done. stay with us. we still have plenty to cover. but now, let's take a quick moment to admire my sweat-band game. i mean, yes. even the madness of 2021 didn't stop me from getting my daily predawn workouts. remember, get your body right to get your mind right. >> the 11th annual revvie awards will be right back.
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strategist. up next, the courage and cowardice awards. my heroes and zeroes for 2021. remember for my profile in courage, eugene goodman. capitol police officer who lured insurrectionists away from the senate areas where lawmakers were hiding. if it wasn't for officer goodman's quick thinking, january 6th might have turned out very differently. and the cowardice i have minority -- house minority leader kevin mccarthy. who not only continues to lick the boots of the former president donald trump after his crazed supporters attacked mccarthy's workplace on january 6th, but who has stubbornly -- stubbornly refused to hold members of his own caucus, such as congresswoman lauren boebert and marjorie taylor greene accountable for their hateful
rhetoric. and speaking of courage, i also want to mention the 12 jurors of the trial -- in the trial of -- of the trial of the killers of ahmaud arbery, especially those 11 white men and women from rural georgia who simply did the right thing. voting knowing they are going to live in that town and they voted where the case and evidence brought them. zerlina, who are your profiles in cowardice? and courage? >> so i will start with courage. um, there were a number of different people across industries that talked about trauma and mental health this year, rev. we had simone biles and naomi osaka in sports and we also had the instagram live from congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez where she talked about the trauma she experienced as a survivor of sexual assault on january 6th and i think it is very important for public
figures who look like they have it all together to be open about these struggles so that people know they are not alone. cowardice, i have to concur with you. it's kevin mccarthy. if he can't stand up to these folks in his own party, how are you going to lead that party? lead -- leadership starts with actually leading, not following the fringes of your party. >> ayman? >> so for courage, i am going to keep it in the realm of law and order. keith ellison and the way he prosecuted derek chauvin because when this trial began or when this case began, there were a lot of questions as to whether or not minneapolis was going to be able to do the right thing and bring the right charges and if you remember, he stepped in and was able to kind of bring that all on track and get the conviction of derek chauvin which was a very important moment for this country. so i think that is real leadership. >> excellent job. one of the things i have to say because as you know, i worked very closely with the family of
george floyd and all of the protests is that he -- kooegtd keith ellison stepped in but then stepped back and let his team and blackwell, attorney blackwell, who had never done a criminal case take the front. so he wasn't trying to hog the spotlight. that -- that showed me a lot. >> exactly. and that for me is leadership and character because he knew what the right thing to do was and didn't try to hog it for political purposes or spotlight. you think of somebody like kevin mccarthy. he would have probably hijacked everything and would have been front and center trying to take credit every step of the way. for me, in terms of cowardice, i am going to have to go back to the ahmaud arbery case and the three men who killed ahmaud arbery that for me is quintessential cowardice. you see him and what do you do? you shoot him dead. justice worked in this particular case. we have a long way to go but i think it is the epitome of cowardice to see what these men in extinguishing the life of this young man. >> elise? >> for courage, i have to say, the women in afghanistan who were staying and form who were
fighting for that are rights and there are just so many brave-women activists who took to the streets and said taliban, you are not going to take our rights. and the courage to do that knowing the repression that is to come and the evilness and the brutality of the regime is just really breathtaking. and then, for cowardice, i would say ghislaine maxwell on trial for her -- for her alleged crimes. and that she can sit there and try to, you know, use a defense that discredits women who are alleging abuse is just utter cowardice because she doesn't want to spend her life behind bars. and let's hope that justice is served. >> it's very interesting because there were so many examples this year of where you could have shown courage and where you could have shown cowardice. and i think it was very revealing who showed up where. i mean, zerlina, when you start the year with an insurrection, it's not hard to see who was on what side here.
but people that you would have expected that would show a little courage flipped on themselves, zerlina. it was unbelievable. >> it was unbelievable. but it's still happening, rev. that's what i think we need to understand. that insurrection we saw on january 6th is ongoing. and so, the -- the ideas and the lies are still being told and it's important. we can't forget what happened that day because we never had an insurrection. >> and we can't forget what has not happened because even though i will always remember being in the courtroom with the family of george floyd and hearing those -- the verdict. and after hearing a lot of verdicts that went the other day, how ecstatic we were. and then, i was blessed to also be sitting with the mother and father of arbery. no voting rights bill. no george floyd bill. so you get moments but that doesn't mean that we have gotten everything that we want in the movement. stay with us. coming up, my panel looks
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incredible instability, hopefully not violence, between the 6th of january and the inauguration on the 20th. i think that trump is in it to burn everything down on his way out. and i think that from the day that mike pence hits that gavel and announces that he indeed lost the election until the inauguration, he's going to incite incredible instability, maybe violence. i think we should be very careful and wary. >> okay, zerlina, you go first. predictions for 2022. just 20 seconds. go. >> the republicans' assault on american democracy will continue. i don't know how the 2022 elections turn out. but if republicans win those elections, those are on the up and up, but the ones that they lose, their rampant with fraud.
so just look out for that in 2022. >> david perdue will run in georgia and beat brian kemp but
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