A highlight from U.S. House of Horrors (with Jackie Calmes)

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Hey up a chair. Attacks on tap with david. Axelrod robert gibbs and mike murphy added. We must know what happened here at the capitol. We must also know what happened every minute of that day in the white house every phone call every conversation every meeting leading up to during and after the attack honorable men and women have an obligation to step forward if those responsible are not held accountable and if congress does not act responsibly this will remain a cancer on our constitutional republic undermining the peaceful transfer of power at the heart of our democratic system. That was representative liz. Cheney of wyoming who oddly in the current republican conference remembers the oath. She took to the constitution at the january. Six committee hearings opened today. Acts how are you doing a big day in american history as we look at the painful events of january six to this committee. Now i'm doing well brother but I listen to some of that testimony this morning and it was a it was searing and it no more than two our destiny. Jackie coms who spent thirteen years up there. On capitol hill covering The hill for the wall street journal when the great scribes in that town now a A newly minted washington columnist for the la times and author of a pretty relevant book. Descent the radicalization of the republican party and it's captured the court about the cavanaugh. A confirmation but it's about a lot more than that jackie. Good to see you hanky. It's so great to be here. I walk with you guys almost night when i listened to your podcast. So it's really ought to be on with. You can see your feet moving here on zoom so exactly. You're falling into habits here but well has gym shoes. Ten thousand steps. Talk about your feelings as you heard. These officers testified because it brought back really vividly that day. I mean in through the eyes of people whose lives were very much on the line. You know when i was watching it in real time because i wasn't on the capitol grounds on january six. That was my virtual office for thirteen straight years and those cops like one hundred fifty of them. Squared off against more than nine thousand insurrection has and i just thought of the capitol policeman. I knew and talk to every single day at the doors including the ones for each of my pregnancies that bought me baby gifts at. I still have a raggedy ann. And andy that i was given for my oldest daughter and it's just it i i got i teared up this morning. Just as the officers did listen to describe their experiences. Harry done being called a fucking nigger. Am i allowed to say that under show here. You can in that context and Officer hodges describing seeing his colleagues hit with cattle prods. All things and you know not to mention flagpoles these alleged patriots hitting competitive party from the party of law enforcement hitting policemen with the flag holes of the united states. I mean could you not be affected by that and yet fifty percent of the country and seventy percent of one of our two major parties is not affected by. This does not believe that's really a question for us hacks which is What what should this but what does it mean but before we get there just on your point. There was a bite from one of the officers that

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