Barnicle: There’s a poison in our system as a nation

“We live in an age of accelerated pace of events. Something happens, and it's forgotten two or three days from now. Something horrific could be forgotten in two or three days, and that takes our attention span as a people, as a culture, as a nation, way, way down. People don't have the attention span that we used to have. So, the events that we have been talking about this morning, the text messages from sitting members of Congress urging sedition, right up until the point of almost noontime on January 20th when Joe Biden was sworn in as president, the January 6th insurrection, Capitol police officers fearing for their lives and being attacked by supposedly law and order people. We have all of that and yet if someone mentions Harry and Meghan, we go right there, and talk about that instead of focusing on the real dangers that still exist because they injected a poison into our system. The asylum wing of the Republican Party injected that poison into our system, and it still flows through our circulatory system as a nation,” says Morning Joe’s veteran columnist Mike Barnicle about the unfortunate lack of interest toward events surrounding the January 6 Capitol attack, following new reporting that then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows exchanged text messages with at least 34 Republican members of Congress as they plotted to overturn President Donald Trump’s loss in the 2020 election. Watch the segment here.



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