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n eugene! let's just hear her out. ha ha ha, i've been needing a new horse. we've got ourselves a deal. ♪ ♪ ♪ ringcentral ♪ this is not the stallion i was imagining. on january six last year on capitol hill, the day starts with a prayer. an open prayer delivered every day the u.s. senate is -- by the chaplain, he's been the senate chaplain since 2003. and boy, does this guy have a voice. >> let us pray. almighty guard. have a compassion on us, with your unfailing love. as our lawmakers prepare to formally certify the votes cast by the electoral college, be
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present with them. guide our legislators with your wisdom and truth. as they seek to meet the requirements of the united states constitution. lord inspire them to seize this opportunity, to demonstrate to the nation, and world how the democratic process can be done properly and in an orderly manner. help them to remember, that history is a faithful stenographer. and so are you. we pray in your sovereign name, amen. >> the fact that we even have a
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senate chaplain and the house chaplain, it's kind of a weird thing. it's a contradiction in the country in which separation of church and state is a constitutional hallmark, even james madison came to believe it wasn't entirely kosher. but it chaplain open every day of congressional business starting with the continental congress in 70 74 and the tradition has continued the way this contradictions been resolved over the years, is whatever his or her specific the domination personally, and they have all been christian, the chaplain praising leads in a non set -- there are also guest chaplains, imams, rabbis, hindu clerks, even the dalai lama. rather than imposing a particular religion on the congress, the house and senate chaplain are used to reflect americas multi faith democracy. a couple of miles away from the capitol on january 6th, donald trump's save america rally, also started with upper a prayer. but that prayer, with a little different.
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>> let every adversary, against democracy, against freedom, against life, against liberty, against justice, against peace, against righteousness be overturned right now in the name of jesus. let justice be done. let justice be done. let's let justice be done. let we know people have the assurance of a fair and adjust election. i thank you for president trump. i put a hedge of protection around him, i secure's purpose, i think you're his destiny. i secure his life god, i thank you that he will walk in a holy boldness and wisdom, guide. and that you will go before him. you will be his rearguard. and you will be in front of him. this day in every, day god.
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>> that was probably, white donald trump spiritual adviser and white house advisor delivering a very trumpian opening crown january 6th. less, let us be guided by your wisdom, a lord more, protect donald trump's smite his enemies. there's a lot of this brand of christian ideology on display that day, before marching to the capitol, members of the far-right violent proud boys knelt in the streets and prayed in the name of jesus to restore their quote, value system get them divine protection and what they were about to do. in the crowd, attacking the capital reprocess saying things like jesus 2020, and armor of god. some told reporters they were there to fight good versus evil's when insurrectionists broke into the senate chamber in addition to rifling through senators papers and scrolling through papers to vice president pence, they prayed. >> jesus christ, we spoke your name, amen.
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-- >> to allow us to send a message! to the communists, and the globalists. -- we will not allow america -- to go down. thank you for allowing the united states of america to be reborn thank you for allowing us to well get rid of the communist, global, and traders within our government. we love you and thank you, in christ holy name we pray, sauté men. >> the problem isn't the january 6th insurrection and trump's whole democratic movement are imbued with christiane, v one of the world great religions. -- the house and senate have chaplains who are christians and deliver prayers every day. and the night before january six, reverend raphael warnock, longtime pastor about lanterns ebenezer baptist church, was elected senator from georgia.
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reverend warnock and the chaplains are perfectly capable of being very christian, and also existing very happily within the multi faith and multi ethnic democracy represented by the united states congress. none of them are storming the capitol. this particular brand of christiana de that is linked up with the trump movement is a different kind of thing. christian nationalism. the belief that the united states should be ruled by christians and by a certain narrow interpretation of evangelical christian values is not a new thing. the journalist, michelle goldberg wrote a book about the rise of christian nationalism back in 2006. but what is new is the fusion of that ideology with the political movement of pro trump stop the steal election denialism. evangelical leaders preaching to their congregations about the stolen election, praising the january 6th attack as a righteous revolution to restore america. it's also about the fusion of
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religion and race to. a poll released november by the public religion research institute said that 60% of the white allen jellico or spine is believe that the 2020 election was stolen, a far higher share than christian groups of any race -- she put it in this way, in an essay this week for talking points memo quote, a movement that elevated trump to mess dynamics davis was able to convince millions that titanic forces had robbed guardsman of his anointed perch at the restoring of america's white christian heritage. their duty, as patriotic spiritual warriors, was to go to battle on his behalf. need an example of what that battle looks like, even now, perhaps you've seen this viral clip of tennessee pastor january the 6th attendee, greg locke, this week. >> if you vote democrat, i don't even want you around. you can get out. you can get out you demon. you can get out you baby but,
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during elections beef. you could not be a christian then vote democrat in this nation, i don't care how mad that makes. do you get pissed off as you want to. you cannot be a christian and vote democrat in this nation. they are garden eyeing demons. they butchered babies, they hate this nation. a bunch of devils. i'm sick of it. we want to talk about the insurrection, i'll tell you something, you ain't seen an insurrection yet. you keep on pushing our buttoned you lowdown sorry compromiser's. -- you will find out what insurrection is. because we ain't playing your garbage. we ain't playing your mess. my bible says that the church of the living god is an institution, that the gates of hell shall not prevail against the. the bible says that we will take it by force. that is with the bible says. >> wow.
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let me ask you this. it's a muslim iman in a mosque that, that looked into the camera instead, you ain't seen an insurrection yet, we will take it by force, that's with the current says. what do you think would happen to that a mom? seriously? what would happen to him? i think we all know. that clip of locke speaking at his taxes then church is one of the most bonkers, most disturbing, most extreme things i've seen in recent years. and i say that as someone that is spent the last several years covering the likes of donald trump in marjorie taylor greene. but here's the thing, thousands of people attend some greg locke's sermons in person. millions online. he is one of more than a dozen pastors who participated in this weird stop the steal road show. it features general michael flynn, roger stone, eric trump. holding events at churches across the country. and when you are calling democrats demons and devils, it's like more and more republicans calling democrats
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pedophiles, devils and demons and pedophiles, can't be allowed to win elections. they are by definition ungodly, and illegitimate. and anything you do to stop them is justified. and to the newly elected republican, doug mastriano, he fuses together the -- he was the trump campaign's number one ally in the slate legislature. in their effort to get joe biden's win in pennsylvania overturn. he march to the capitol on january 6th, running for governor. he campaigned against -- pennsylvania for. christ who organizers said their goal was to reestablish the king and we've got in pennsylvania. and an event called patriots arise for god family and country. where he was gifted a david short for quote, fighting for our religious rights in price jesus. n pric jesus. >> we had the power of god with me, jesus christ that were serving, air he's guiding and directing our steps. in november and take our sea guy, by god will make it so.
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the mastriano now has the chance to fulfill the prophesy after winning the republican nomination for governor on tuesday, listen how he described the path to victory that night. >> first, corinthians 1:27 gives us all hope. that is his story. he uses people like you and me to change his theory. i always like to say when we say his story, our story, we can change history. the future for pennsylvania to josh shapiro is an oppressive regime, not unlike easter money, where freedom is snatched away. let's choose this day and serve the lord. if that mastriano is elected governor, he will oversee the 2024 presidential election in swing state pennsylvania governor mastriano will have to personally sign off on the elections in his state. if he thinks he's just a tool
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being used for god's plan, and god's plan is to save pennsylvania from the oppressive regime of democrats, why would he do to make sure the than the monica democrat ever wins pennsylvania? >> joining us now is sara -- an expert on christian nationalism. her most recent piece titled, how cushion nationalism and the big lie field the mastriano's candidacy. she's also the author of unholy, a white christian nationalism are trump president -- sarah, thank you so much recommend the show. first of, for our viewers, how would you differentiate kristen nationalism, we're generally this country, pat robertson, who we have seen for decades, what are the goals for christian nationalism in this trump maga era? >> well, the earlier iterations of the religious right were also christian nationalists they believed that god intended for america to be a christian nation and that had been subverted by secular and satanic forces.
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they believe that too and they believe that they through their political action, could restore a christian america. but that movement has become more radicalized overtime, in part because of changes that we're happening within evangelicalism. where the sub movements, particularly in the charismatic community, became more popular and disseminated to people through televangelism and leaders through social media. and those new religious some movements, focused a lot more on spiritual where four and duty of christians to engage in spiritual warfare in defense of the christian nation. they also emphasize on prophesy, the fact that, the idea that believers could receive direct revelation from god, that can supersede what the visitor of death in the world around them. so, it was very much a belief
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in this kind of spiritual warfare, as well as that they were empowered to engage in a speech of warfare in order to say to cushion engine so, sarah, we're used to the christian right mobilizing on issues like opposition to gay marriage and abortion, when how did christian nationalism come to be so firmly embraced by many of the religious right? >> that was a product of the trump era, and for many years before that, they focused on mobilizing their voters to the polls, to win elections. it was under trump that they began to believe in perpetuate the rigged election, the stolen election lie that trump was perpetuating. and this had a lot to do with the radicalization of the religious right under trump, where he embraced a lot of these charismatic figure is like paula white and others. and made that much more part of
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the religious right coalition with the republican party -- i am sorry. >> how much of this is internet-based? how much of this is less about scripture and sermons but more about social media, the same way that qanon flourished online? >> >> this predated qanon. and i think televangelism played a much bigger role than social media. but social media ultimately did play a big role. but the major thing to keep in mind here, is this movement believed and disseminated to his viewers and followers on social media that got had anointed trump to be in the white house. and that he was this messy onyx figure, and unlikely figure that god chose to save america at a very important juncture in its history and that played an enormous role in mobilizing people to believe in the stop the steal lie.
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because they believe that they had been told that trump was anointed by god. and therefore any election that he lost could not have been free and fair. it must have been rigged, must of been stolen. >> never ceases to amaze me how millions of conservative christians who read the bible believe that god anointed the thrice married, former casino owner to be his instrument. let me ask you this, sarah, a lot of people including yourself have applied the christian nationalists to doug mastriano. he says he's on a mission from god. what is it about the mission he believes he's on? nothing's wrong with believing in god. i believe. -- what is it about his mission in particular that leads to the dissemination of democracy? >> you saw on the clip you saw from his victory speech the other night, that he believes
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that he is acting on god's behalf. that god has chosen people like him to take action at this critical time. and that he is taking action again sit in this, or globalists or secularists. or whoever the bogeyman happens to be. and he believes that the democratic party is evil. and the democratic candidate wins in pennsylvania, he believes he is empowered to change that. >> that's a scary process. sorry pozner, thank you for your analysis. an expert on christian nationalism, thank you for your time tonight. >> thank you. >> up next, the reporter who broke the latest story about very, very questionable emails sent by ginni thomas, clarence thomas's wife. joins us live. but first, some bigger news from the january six committee. tonight, in the past hour, we have learned that president trump's personal lawyer, rudy
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giuliani testify today before the 16 committee. nbc news confirms the giuliani testify virtually for approximately nine hours. his appearance followed months of back and forth negotiation with the committee. the former mayor was heavily involved in several efforts by the trump campaign to overturn the results of the 2020 election. those efforts included overseeing the fake electors plot in seven states, as well as attempts to seize voting machines. as to why giuliani testified, when many other trump's inner circle have not, we do not know. but we should note, giuliani is currently under federal investigation for potentially breaking foreign lobbying lies when he orchestrated a campaign to ask the u.s. ambassador to ukraine and tried to dig up dirt on joe biden ahead at the 2020 election. we will be right back. will be right back. g sensation. what is this nightmare? it's how some people describe... shingles.
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this banner, welcome to clifton where black lives matter was put up on main street in the northern virginia town of clifton. it was a simple, local sign of support from the predominantly white community there. after a summer of unrest that followed george floyd's killing. but one very prominent figure wanted it taken down. she emailed the mayor, writing, black lives matter is a bit of a trojan horse and they are catching well meaning people into dangerous posturing
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that can invite mob rule and property looting. let's not be tricked into joining causes with radical extremists seeking to form meant a cultural revolution because they hate america. those emails obtained by the washington post were written by none other than ginni thomas, wife of supreme court justice, clarence thomas. the post wrote this all up in july, 2020. a few months later, a large case involving the rights of a prominent black lives matter activist came up in supreme court. the court ruled in his favor. but clarence thomas dissented. should thomas have recused from this case because of his wife behavior? maybe. but that conflicts seems also almost cute compared to jenny's -- with people at the highest level of trump's administration, including trump himself. ginni thomas met routinely with the president, handing him list of people to hire and fire and lobby him on various issues. all while trump had numerous cases before the supreme court. and then of course there is everything after the 2020 election. forget letters to local mayors about street signs, the washington post and cbs news got their hands on text from ginni thomas and then white
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house chief of staff, mark meadows after the 2020 election where the to discuss tragedies to overturn the election results. calling the election a heist. those text indicate that she may have been lobbying the president's son-in-law, jared kushner, to support efforts to overthrow the election. she also sent an email to republicans in congress pressuring them to protest the 2020 election results. she told them she wouldn't help a conservative group until they ran in until the members were out in the street. and then of course is the fact that she promoted and personally attended the stop the steal rally that directly proceeded the attack on our capitol on january 6th. she also repeatedly pushed the big lie on an email chain that included all of clarence thomas 's former supreme court clerks , over three decades. many of whom are quite powerful now. ginni thomas used every avenue available to try to overturn the 2020 election and keep trump in office. and when the supreme court decided in january this year to
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deny requests from president trump to block the january 6th investigation from getting access to trump's warehouse record, not only did justice thomas not recuse, he was the only dissent. his own wife was one of the people communicating regularly with the white house. about overturning the election. and he voted that those records should not see the light of day. now today, the washington post, emma brown got her hands on email from ginni thomas days after the 2020 election, pressuring arizona lawmakers to help the reserve death reverse of trump's -- overturning the election, but actually trying to get them to approve a quote, clean slate of trump electors in place of the electors representing biden 's very legitimate win in that state. quote, the email sent by ginni thomas to a pair of lawmakers on november 9th, 2020, argued that legislators needed to intervene because the vote had been -- by fraud. the email resented rusty
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bowers a veteran legislators speaker the arizona house, and shauna bullock who was first elected to the chamber in 2018. bolick has been sits on the supreme court of arizona he also used to work for clarence thomas. that lawmaker, shawnna bolick, is now running to be the arizona secretary of state one email from ginni thomas read, article two of the united states constitution gives you an awesome responsibility to choose our states electors. please take action to ensure that a clean slate of electors chauvin in another, the day before the members of electoral college reset to cast their both for biden, thomas, wrote before you choose your states electors, consider will happen to the nation we all love if you do not stand up and lead. the next day, as biden elected -- electors in arizona -- shawnna bolick was among a dozen arizona lawmakers who signed a letter to congress calling for the states electoral votes to go to trump , not biden who, remembered actually won that state. ginni thomas and her supporters insisted that her advocacy stood separate from her husband's work on the highest court of the land.
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yeah. some senate democrats have called for clarence to recuse himself from electoral cases. but why not go for? they're okay fine, you don't want to try to impeach him. why not call for him to resign? why not hold hearings? make a big deal of this. what do you think republicans would be doing if the situation was reversed and this was a liberal justice and their spouse? joining us now is washington post investigative reporter emma brown who broke this latest story. emma, thanks for being. here it's a great scoop. we knew previously on jimmy ginni thomas's efforts to -- outrage the, white house chief of staff, mark meadows. tell us about how you're reporting fits into and extends what we already knew about ginni thomas's dubious role in the post-2020 world. thomas's dubious role in the post-2020 world. >> yeah, as you say we already knew how she felt about the election, we knew she wanted the election results to be overturned for trump to stay in office. and she was talking with
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people including mark meadows about that. but we didn't know, into those emails surface was that she was personally and directly involved in carrying this strategy to pressure state lawmakers in key swing states that biden had won, to actually set aside the popular vote victory, and said and a slate of trump electors to the electoral college. to help him win. so, her directed personal involvement in that campaign, is what's new here. >> justice breyer accuses himself from any case that has been hurt by his brother, a federal judge in california. justice kavanaugh recused himself last year from a case apparently related to a family member. how does justice thomas in his supporters, how do they justify him never recusing over ginni thomas, his wife? >> i can tell you what i have been hearing from supporters of the thomas is today in response
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to our story. which is, look, she is a citizen. she has free speech rights. you can't motherhood just because she's married to a supreme court justice. that's one point of view. another point of view is that in becoming personally involved in her campaign to overturn the election, she crossed a line and became part of an issue that her husband may in fact end up ruling on in that presents a conflict of interest for him. if she forces recusal. those are the two competing points of view on this matter. as you say, jenny and her supporters like to say that her activism is entirely separate from her husband's role on the high score of the land. even though all of her activism uses his name and access. you have this great story in your piece that she communicated with the law of a wife of a judge to consider clarence thompson to be her mentor --
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>> one of the lawmakers she was communicated with, sean -- married to clint -- a justice on the supreme court in arizona. they are close to the thomas's. they have said that ginni thomas communications did not influence how he decided to behave after the election, but they are close. >> one last quick question, are you surprised as someone who has were in the story, broke the story on the supreme court, a huge story, we are happy to be talking about it, are you surprised that democrats have not made a bigger issue out of it? you are in the media, where is the action that follows it? >> it is not my job to be surprised or not surprised by this. i think the democrats running the january six committee in
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congress must decide what they are focusing on it how much they will bite off in their effort to persuade the american public about what had happen on january six. do they want to take on this other part of the effort? ginni thomas and clarence thomas, a possible conflict of interest. that is a decision i am sure that they are talking about. >> i hope they are. i >> am surprised that they have not the more. washington post investigator reporter, emma brown, you brought this great story about jimmy, thank you for coming to talk us. >> appreciate it, thank you. >> still ahead here tonight, the american far-right flocks budapest. how one of the chief proponents of the bio replacement theory, more details ahead. more details ahead
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patterson, he's 12 years old. and they took his father. he will grow up fatherless, he has to live even after this, and i have to pray that god gives me strength to raise him, the best of my ability. his heart is broken, he can't sleep, he half eaten as a mother what am i supposed to do? to help him get through this.
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>> tears of pattinson the ex wife of one of the ten people killed last saturday in the buffalo top supermarket, spoke yesterday about the grief she and her son feel about the loss of hayward patterson, her son's father. patterson was a deacon at a church in the supermarket, he was helping someone with their groceries that day when he was shot and killed. the suspect is believed to have posted about his white supremacists beliefs online and targeted a community because it was primarily black. he personally searched the zip code for the place with the largest black population, near where he lived. that is how he found tops. today almost a week later, the can harry patterson was laid to rest in a private service. the first attend funerals to come after the mass shooting. those same families are trying to process what happened to their loved ones, will happen
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to them and what happened to their community. children like jake patterson who may have lost the relatives to, for after what happened in buffalo, live with a nightmare that this could one day happen to their families to. that this could be them. they are trying to process what happened. but in several states across the country, it is getting increasingly harder for kids to process this grief. because teachers are being told that there is no space for them to lay out the actual events that day, that it's against the law. this week, nbc journalist mike hicks, reported laws restricting lessons on racism are making it hard for teachers to discuss the massacre in buffalo. one high school ethics studies teacher in austin said two days after the shooting at the top grocery store, she had to remind students that a new texas law required teachers to discuss, quote, widely debated and currently controversial issues with a balance perspective on sharing --
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that men on monday, before any victims were laid to rest, she had to tell students that while police were investigating the shooting as a racially motivated hate crime committed by a man who believed in white replacement theory, quote, i am also supposed to tell you that that is just one perspective. she continued, quote, another perspective is that this young man was out defending the road for his kind from being taken over. she filed with this quote, if you guys want to know what i'm thinking about quitting at the end of the year, it's because of these types of policies, the fact that i need to have this conversation with you. that teacher's frustration with the state mandated restriction on teaching the truth about tragedies like this, was palpable. she's not alone. in the past year, there have been a retired of state laws restricting classroom discussions about race, sex and gender. according to a high school social studies teacher in colorado, if a student brings a
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buffalo, the teacher will simply say, sorry, i can talk about the. or we are not allowed to talk about the. he notes that teachers are being fired for discussing racism, sexuality and politics with students. they are afraid to have these discussions as these restrictions spread across the country. the primary sponsor of the kentucky law that restricts discussions of race in classrooms said this on the matter, quote, our educational system should be teaching reading, writing and arithmetic and factual history, and stay out of politics. molecular not, what happened on saturday is part of american history, and what sort of lessons you silence or -- the sort of lessons you can read on 4chan, discord, as the austin teacher put it, quote, if we're not able to have these discussions, how else are stuns going to envision a better future. it's an important question. more to come tonight, stay with us. ay wit us it's clinically shown to help manage blood sugar levels
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motivation for killing ten people. white replacement theory is the races antisemitic conspiracy theory that a cabal of rich jewish people are secretly filling the country with black and brown people, in order to replace white populations. it is disgusting and dangerous. republicans are acting with outrage that they are feeding into such nonsense, despite considerable evidence to the contrary. congressman elise stefanek, who on facebook is promoting white replacement theory, released a statement on monday blasting the media for associating her with the killings, and moments later, doubled down on white replacement theory in a tweet. perhaps the world's most influential proponent of right replacement theory, hungary's autocratic leader, viktor orban, just days after the buffalo shooting, he said in that speech, quote, part of the
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decade of war fighting us will be suicidal policies in the western world. one such aside attempt is the great european population replacement program, which seeks to replace missing your pincushion children with migrants, adults, arriving from other civilizations that was not a one-off comment by viktor orban, white house replacement theories have been at the center of his politico ban for years. and 2018, he said that hungarians are an endangered species and said, quote, i think there are people who would like to see the end of cushion europe. the people that think or ban -- or bans policy blasted hungry with these bills, the caption reads, let's not let soros have the last laugh. when viktor orban was asked about those billboards by republicans political european bureau, he said the ads were
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needed to prevent source from flooding europe would muslim migrants. viktor orban, poster child for white replacement theory in europe, the american right has been quick to embrace him for it. just this week the organizers of the influential conservative cpac conference, had this very -- donald trump addressed the conference in a video where he lavished praise on or ban, the keynote speaker who none other dems himself was -- money this is just days after he said europe was engaging in suicidal population replacement program. he told the crowd that the conservatives had the power in media, in shows like tucker carlsen, they should be broadcast 24/7. tucker carlson who regularly uses primetime show to promote white replacement theory as well. cpac organizer and long time
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donald trump confident did talk to a reporter from vice news outside the conference. he offered his own thoughts on white replacement theory. he tied to the issue of abortion in the u.s., saying that if there is a population problem in a country, but you're killing millions of people through legalized abortion every year, if that were to be reduced, some of the problem is solved. you have millions of people who can take many of these jobs. how can known brings that up. if you're worried about this quote, unquote, replacement, when i start there? start with allowing our own people to live. our own people. matt schlapp isn't a far-right true believer, in some ways, he's worse, he's the cynical political figure who says whatever he thinks the republican base wants to hear. and what he thinks the base wants to hear now is that the replacement is a problem, and that the gop project of forcing america women to get birth is part of the solution to the problem. like stefanik and many others, he says the quiet rhesus part
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out loud. so isn't it time for all of us, members of the media, members of the democratic party, ordinary americans, to call out the elected members of the republican party much more forcefully, for their ongoing promotion of distantly white supremacists replacement lie. joining us now is former president of the and double acp. he wrote an op-ed titled this week titled, the publicity should make the gop changes its great replacement theory ban. they are not changing their rhetoric, they are doubling down on it and now they are turning up in budapest with the guy who is the global leader of this conspiracy theory. no, it's true, they're making all the same mistakes the democratic party made after the civil war, when it became a party that was at that time, defined, frankly, by it's quiet two vocal support for white supremacists. we've seen that happen with the
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republican party. the power of buffalo for the republican party is that this is the place most associated with jack kemp as a football player. he went on to be the party's nominee for vice president. he said quite pay plainly, he had no problem being an active member of the naacp, and active member of the gop. it's also the city where frederick douglass, the great republican leader of the 19th century, gave many of his most important speeches. he lived right down the road in rochester. white supremacist off and attacked the statue. it seems like a perfect place, given that kemp's recent support of the party, and frederick douglass historical -- and frankly to be on the power of silence. if you think about it, there was charlottesville in 2017. and then there was the tree of
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life synagogue in 2018, a pasoan tonight in and here we are with tops. the news is starting to look like a litany for the holocaust. these white supremacy go for one group after the next, after the next after the next. it's time for us to all speak up against the republican party. quite berkeley, they are the ones that have been encouraging. this >> let's talk about speaking up. you look at the way republicans have so successfully demonize aoc, ilhan omar, rashida tlaib, often a complete nonsensical fake controversies. why can't the democrats make at least the panic, scott perry and pete sessions, all who actually endorsed white replacement theory, why can't they called him out by name this week? >> you know, it's time. it's absolutely time for the
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people, really for the constituents, there has been a kind of sense in our politics that we let politicians who party we support to do whatever it takes to win. when their rhetoric starts to encourage massacres of our neighbors, it's time for all of us look deep in our hearts and say can i really afford to be silent? this is what i want my grandchildren to remember? that when my party, when the republican party, won a major television at work was pushing this white replacement theory, inspiring and encouraging such violence and massacres, that i stood silent. this is a time for all of us, quite frankly, and not just constituents and politicians that you mentioned, viewers of fox, to let their voices be heard that they're not having it.
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tucker has pushed this theory 400 times in recent years. mr. murdoch has been very clear that tucker could lose as much money as he wants for the network because he's bringing in viewers. the advertisers have backed off because of his racism, and yet it's their loss leader. this theory seems to be a formula -- >> we very much need to name names and we'd like this, otherwise just gonna keep happening again. president of the naacp, thank you for coming. we will be right back. we will be right back. from over 200 indoor and outdoor allergens, day after day. feel the clarity— and make today the most wonderful time of the year. live claritin clear. ♪ ♪ ♪
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