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State Senator Says Risk Is Minimal For Calling Out ‘Racist’ Activity | Morning Joe | MSNBC

State Senator Says Risk Is Minimal For Calling Out ‘Racist’ Activity | Morning Joe | MSNBC


IS VERY JOHN McCULLOUGH, REPRESENTING A JOHN McCULLOUGH, REPRESENTING A DISTRICT IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA, WHO DISTRICT IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA, WHO ON SUNDAY TWEETED A LONG THREAD ON SUNDAY TWEETED A LONG THREAD CALLING OUT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY CALLING OUT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AS ENABLING WHITE SUPREMACY IN AS ENABLING WHITE SUPREMACY IN THE COUNTRY. THE COUNTRY. AS A LIFELONG REPUBLICAN IT AS A LIFELONG REPUBLICAN IT PAINS ME TO SAY THIS BUT IT’S PAINS ME TO SAY THIS BUT IT’S THE TRUTH. THE TRUTH. OF COURSE I’M NOT SUGGESTING OF COURSE I’M NOT SUGGESTING THAT ALL REPUBLICANS ARE WHITE THAT ALL REPUBLICANS ARE WHITE SUPREMACISTS OR AM I SAYING THAT SUPREMACISTS OR AM I SAYING THAT THE AVERAGE REPUBLICAN IS EVEN THE AVERAGE REPUBLICAN IS EVEN RACIST. RACIST. WHAT I AM SAYING, THOUGH, IS WHAT I AM SAYING, THOUGH, IS THAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS THAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS COMPLICIT TO OBVIOUS RACIST AND COMPLICIT TO OBVIOUS RACIST AND IMMORAL ACTIVITY INSIDE THE IMMORAL ACTIVITY INSIDE THE PARTY. PARTY. WE HAVE A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT WE HAVE A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT WHO CONTINUALLY STOKES RACIST WHO CONTINUALLY STOKES RACIST FEARS IN HIS BASE. FEARS IN HIS BASE. HE CALLS CERTAIN COUNTRIES S HE CALLS CERTAIN COUNTRIES S HOLES, TELLS WOMEN OF COLOR TO HOLES, TELLS WOMEN OF COLOR TO GO BACK WHERE THEY CAME FROM AND GO BACK WHERE THEY CAME FROM AND LIES MORE THAN HE TELLS THE LIES MORE THAN HE TELLS THE TRUTH. TRUTH. WE HAVE REPUBLICAN SENATORS AND WE HAVE REPUBLICAN SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES WHO LOOK THE REPRESENTATIVES WHO LOOK THE OTHER WAY AND SAY NOTHING FOR OTHER WAY AND SAY NOTHING FOR FEAR THAT IT WILL NEGATIVELY FEAR THAT IT WILL NEGATIVELY AFFECT THEIR ELECTIONS, NO MORE. AFFECT THEIR ELECTIONS, NO MORE. WHEN THE HISTORY BOOKS ARE WHEN THE HISTORY BOOKS ARE WRITTEN, I REFUSE TO BE SOMEBODY WRITTEN, I REFUSE TO BE SOMEBODY WHO SAID NOTHING. WHO SAID NOTHING. WE LIKE TO CITE ABRAHAM WE LIKE TO CITE ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S REPUBLICAN LINEAGE LINCOLN’S REPUBLICAN LINEAGE WHEN IT IS POLITICALLY EXPAID I WHEN IT IS POLITICALLY EXPAID I CAN’T, — EXPEDIENT. CAN’T, — EXPEDIENT. NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT LIKE NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT LIKE LINCOLN AND TAKE A STANCE. LINCOLN AND TAKE A STANCE. IN RESPONSE, THE NEBRASKA STATE IN RESPONSE, THE NEBRASKA STATE REPUBLICAN PARTY ISSUED A REPUBLICAN PARTY ISSUED A STATEMENT TELLING McCOLLISTER TO STATEMENT TELLING McCOLLISTER TO LEAVE THE PARTY. LEAVE THE PARTY. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RYAN HAMILTON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RYAN HAMILTON SAID McCOLLISTER’S LATEST FALSE SAID McCOLLISTER’S LATEST FALSE STATEMENT SHOULD COME AS NO STATEMENT SHOULD COME AS NO SURPRISE TO ANYONE WHO IS PAYING SURPRISE TO ANYONE WHO IS PAYING ATTENTION AND WE’RE HAPPY HAS ATTENTION AND WE’RE HAPPY HAS SHUT ALL PRETENSE OF BEING A SHUT ALL PRETENSE OF BEING A CONSERVATIVE. CONSERVATIVE.>>THIS IS WHAT IS SO OFFENSIVE.>>THIS IS WHAT IS SO OFFENSIVE. SERIOUSLY. SERIOUSLY.>>HE’S KICKING HIM OUT OF THE>>HE’S KICKING HIM OUT OF THE PARTY. PARTY. INTERESTING. INTERESTING.>>I MEAN, CONSERVATIVE, AGAIN,>>I MEAN, CONSERVATIVE, AGAIN, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE REPUBLICAN OPERATIVE WHO REPUBLICAN OPERATIVE WHO SUPPORTS REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT SUPPORTS REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT WHO IS A PROTECTIONIST, WHO WHO IS A PROTECTIONIST, WHO PUMPS OUT MASSIVE SOCIALIST FARM PUMPS OUT MASSIVE SOCIALIST FARM BILLS, PROPOSES $16 BILLION FARM BILLS, PROPOSES $16 BILLION FARM BILL, HAS TARIFF TAXES, I MEAN, BILL, HAS TARIFF TAXES, I MEAN, LARGEST NATIONAL DEBT EVER, LARGEST NATIONAL DEBT EVER, MASSIVE TRILLION DOLLARS MASSIVE TRILLION DOLLARS DEFICIT. DEFICIT. HIGHEST DEFICIT IN THE HISTORY HIGHEST DEFICIT IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES IN GOOD OF THE UNITED STATES IN GOOD ECONOMIC TIMES. ECONOMIC TIMES. I MEAN, YOU CAN GO ON AND ON. I MEAN, YOU CAN GO ON AND ON. I MEAN, BASHES NATO, GOES AFTER I MEAN, BASHES NATO, GOES AFTER THE VERY ALLIANCES THAT ACTUALLY THE VERY ALLIANCES THAT ACTUALLY HELPED US BEAT NAZI GERMANY, AND HELPED US BEAT NAZI GERMANY, AND SOVIET RUSSIA. SOVIET RUSSIA. PLEASE, I MEAN, THAT GUY, PLEASE, I MEAN, THAT GUY, WHOEVER WROTE THAT, THAT WOMAN, WHOEVER WROTE THAT, THAT WOMAN, WHOEVER WROTE THAT, THEY ARE NOT WHOEVER WROTE THAT, THEY ARE NOT CONSERVATIVES, AND THEY CONSERVATIVES, AND THEY SHOULDN’T THROW THE WORD AROUND. SHOULDN’T THROW THE WORD AROUND. LET’S BRING IN — LET’S BRING IN –>>GO AHEAD.>>GO AHEAD.>>REPUBLICAN STATE SENATOR JOHN>>REPUBLICAN STATE SENATOR JOHN McCOLLISTER OF NEBRASKA JOINS US McCOLLISTER OF NEBRASKA JOINS US NOW. NOW. I GUESS YOU HAVE BEEN KICKED OUT I GUESS YOU HAVE BEEN KICKED OUT OF THE PARTY OR WHERE DO YOU OF THE PARTY OR WHERE DO YOU STAND. STAND.>>THEY CAN’T KICK ME OUT OF THE>>THEY CAN’T KICK ME OUT OF THE PARTY. PARTY. THAT’S SOMETHING ONLY I CAN DO. THAT’S SOMETHING ONLY I CAN DO. I WON’T BE LEAVING. I WON’T BE LEAVING. IN POINT OF FACT, DONALD TRUMP IN POINT OF FACT, DONALD TRUMP HAS HI JACKED THE REPUBLICAN HAS HI JACKED THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN NEBRASKA AS WELL AS THE PARTY IN NEBRASKA AS WELL AS THE COUNTRY, AND WE HAVE LOST THE COUNTRY, AND WE HAVE LOST THE TRADITIONAL VALUES THAT TRADITIONAL VALUES THAT REPUBLICANS HAVE HAD, FREE REPUBLICANS HAVE HAD, FREE TRADE, LEGAL IMMIGRATION, AND OF TRADE, LEGAL IMMIGRATION, AND OF COURSE FISCAL SANITY. COURSE FISCAL SANITY. AND I’M AFRAID WE HAVE LEFT OUR AND I’M AFRAID WE HAVE LEFT OUR MORINGS AND WE NEED TO COME BACK MORINGS AND WE NEED TO COME BACK TO WHAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WAS TO WHAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WAS IN THE PAST. IN THE PAST.>>SO SENATOR, WHAT’S IT LIKE>>SO SENATOR, WHAT’S IT LIKE FOR YOU, I ASK THIS QUESTION AS FOR YOU, I ASK THIS QUESTION AS A FORMER REPUBLICAN AND A GUY A FORMER REPUBLICAN AND A GUY THAT FOUGHT FOR BALANCED BUDGETS THAT FOUGHT FOR BALANCED BUDGETS WHILE DONALD TRUMP WAS WRITING WHILE DONALD TRUMP WAS WRITING CHECKS TO NANCY PELOSI, AND CHECKS TO NANCY PELOSI, AND CHUCK SCHUMER AND THROWING CHUCK SCHUMER AND THROWING FUNDRAISERS FOR CHUCK SCHUMER AT FUNDRAISERS FOR CHUCK SCHUMER AT MAR-A-LAGO AND GIVING HUNDREDS MAR-A-LAGO AND GIVING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO THE OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO THE DNC, WHAT’S IT LIKE TO HAVE DNC, WHAT’S IT LIKE TO HAVE REPUBLICANS ALL AROUND YOU REPUBLICANS ALL AROUND YOU FOLLOWING THIS LIFETIME DEMOCRAT FOLLOWING THIS LIFETIME DEMOCRAT WHOSE ALWAYS BEEN A BIG WHOSE ALWAYS BEEN A BIG GOVERNMENT DEMOCRAT AND ONLY GOVERNMENT DEMOCRAT AND ONLY SWITCHED PARTIES IN 2011 WHEN HE SWITCHED PARTIES IN 2011 WHEN HE SAW THAT THE RACIST BIRTHER SAW THAT THE RACIST BIRTHER CAMPAIGN HELPED HIM OUT. CAMPAIGN HELPED HIM OUT.>>YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT, JOE,>>YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT, JOE, IT DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE TO ME IT DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE TO ME AT ALL, AND I FEAR FOR THE AT ALL, AND I FEAR FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND AMERICA, REPUBLICAN PARTY AND AMERICA, THE DIRECTION WE SEEM TO BE THE DIRECTION WE SEEM TO BE GOING, BUT, YOU KNOW, REPUBLICAN GOING, BUT, YOU KNOW, REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT PARTIES CAN REBUILD OR DEMOCRAT PARTIES CAN REBUILD THEMSELVES AFTER AN ELECTION. THEMSELVES AFTER AN ELECTION. LET’S JUST HOPE THAT OCCURS IN LET’S JUST HOPE THAT OCCURS IN 2020. 2020.>>HAVE YOU HAD ANY SUPPORT ON>>HAVE YOU HAD ANY SUPPORT ON THE RECORD OR OFF THE RECORD THE RECORD OR OFF THE RECORD FROM ANY OTHER REPUBLICANS THAT FROM ANY OTHER REPUBLICANS THAT ARE ELECTED OFFICIALS IN ARE ELECTED OFFICIALS IN NEBRASKA? NEBRASKA?>>NOT ELECTED OFFICIALS BUT THE>>NOT ELECTED OFFICIALS BUT THE E-MAILS I’M GETTING FROM E-MAILS I’M GETTING FROM REPUBLICANS AROUND THE COUNTRY REPUBLICANS AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE EXTREMELY FAVORABLE, SO I’M ARE EXTREMELY FAVORABLE, SO I’M GRATIFIED FOR THAT. GRATIFIED FOR THAT.>>ARE YOU — YOU’VE NOT HEARD>>ARE YOU — YOU’VE NOT HEARD ANYTHING FROM BEN SASSE, A GUY ANYTHING FROM BEN SASSE, A GUY WHO LOOKS TO HOLD HIMSELF OUT AS WHO LOOKS TO HOLD HIMSELF OUT AS A MORAL ARBITER. A MORAL ARBITER.>>I HAVE NOT, ALTHOUGH HE JUST>>I HAVE NOT, ALTHOUGH HE JUST OPENED HIS CAMPAIGN FOR 2020, SO OPENED HIS CAMPAIGN FOR 2020, SO I SUPPOSE I’LL HAVE AN I SUPPOSE I’LL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO BEN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO BEN SASSE. SASSE.>>YEAH, WILLIE GEIST IS IN NEW>>YEAH, WILLIE GEIST IS IN NEW YORK, AND HAS A QUESTION FOR YORK, AND HAS A QUESTION FOR YOU, SENATOR. YOU, SENATOR.>>GOOD MORNING, MR. M>>GOOD MORNING, MR. M McCOLLISTER, I’M INTERESTED TO McCOLLISTER, I’M INTERESTED TO HEAR HOW MUCH THOUGHT YOU PUT HEAR HOW MUCH THOUGHT YOU PUT INTO THIS DECISION TO SPEAK OUT. INTO THIS DECISION TO SPEAK OUT. WE HAVE BEEN SURPRISED OVER THE WE HAVE BEEN SURPRISED OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS AT THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS AT THE COMPLETE UNWILLINGNESS OF MOST COMPLETE UNWILLINGNESS OF MOST REPUBLICANS TO SAY EVEN A CROSS REPUBLICANS TO SAY EVEN A CROSS WORD ABOUT DONALD TRUMP FOR FEAR WORD ABOUT DONALD TRUMP FOR FEAR OF GETTING PRIMARIED OR OF GETTING PRIMARIED OR SOMETHING, I DON’T KNOW WHAT SOMETHING, I DON’T KNOW WHAT EXACTLY, BUT YOU SAID SOMETHING EXACTLY, BUT YOU SAID SOMETHING THAT STOOD OUT TO ME, YOU SAID, THAT STOOD OUT TO ME, YOU SAID, WHEN THE HISTORY BOOKS ARE WHEN THE HISTORY BOOKS ARE WRITTEN, I REFUSE TO BE SOMEONE WRITTEN, I REFUSE TO BE SOMEONE WHO SAID NOTHING. WHO SAID NOTHING. YOU KNEW THERE WAS SOME RISK TO YOU KNEW THERE WAS SOME RISK TO SPEAKING OUT. SPEAKING OUT. TELL ME ABOUT YOUR CALCULATION TELL ME ABOUT YOUR CALCULATION TO DO IT. TO DO IT.>>WELL, IT WASN’T PLANNED TO GO>>WELL, IT WASN’T PLANNED TO GO AS NATIONAL AS IT SEEMED TO HAVE AS NATIONAL AS IT SEEMED TO HAVE COME, BUT I AM ANXIOUS FOR OTHER COME, BUT I AM ANXIOUS FOR OTHER REPUBLICAN OFFICE HOLDERS TO REPUBLICAN OFFICE HOLDERS TO COME TO THE FORE BECAUSE THEY COME TO THE FORE BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN AWOL FOR TOO LONG, AND HAVE BEEN AWOL FOR TOO LONG, AND IT’S TIME FOR THEM TO JUMP INTO IT’S TIME FOR THEM TO JUMP INTO THE GAME, AND CALL OUT BAD THE GAME, AND CALL OUT BAD BEHAVIOR WHEN IT OCCURS. BEHAVIOR WHEN IT OCCURS. IT’S TIME FOR THEM TO STAND UP IT’S TIME FOR THEM TO STAND UP AND BE COUNTED. AND BE COUNTED.>>AND WHAT’S THE RISK TO YOU>>AND WHAT’S THE RISK TO YOU SPEAKING OUT PUBLICLY, SIR. SPEAKING OUT PUBLICLY, SIR.>>THE RISK TO ME IS MINIMAL,>>THE RISK TO ME IS MINIMAL, AND WE DON’T HAVE A CAUCUS AND WE DON’T HAVE A CAUCUS SYSTEM IN NEBRASKA. SYSTEM IN NEBRASKA. AND I TERM OUT IN THREE YEARS, AND I TERM OUT IN THREE YEARS, SO I THINK, YOU KNOW, I WON’T SO I THINK, YOU KNOW, I WON’T PAY A BIG POLITICAL PRICE. PAY A BIG POLITICAL PRICE.>>SO WE’VE KNOWN SENATOR SASSE>>SO WE’VE KNOWN SENATOR SASSE ON THIS SHOW, WE FOUND HIM TO BE ON THIS SHOW, WE FOUND HIM TO BE A VERY SMART AND DECENT GUY, THE A VERY SMART AND DECENT GUY, THE REASON HE’S NOT SPEAKING OUT IS REASON HE’S NOT SPEAKING OUT IS PRETTY SIMPLE, HE’S GOT A PRETTY SIMPLE, HE’S GOT A PRIMARY OPPONENT IN HIS SENATE PRIMARY OPPONENT IN HIS SENATE RACE WHO HAS SAID EXPLICITLY BEN RACE WHO HAS SAID EXPLICITLY BEN SASSE HAS DONE NOTHING FOR THE SASSE HAS DONE NOTHING FOR THE STATE OF NEBRASKA EXCEPT STATE OF NEBRASKA EXCEPT CRITICIZE DONALD TRUMP. CRITICIZE DONALD TRUMP. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IF YOU HAD WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IF YOU HAD THE EAR OF SENATOR SASSE TODAY? THE EAR OF SENATOR SASSE TODAY?>>I WOULD TELL BEN SASSE TO GO>>I WOULD TELL BEN SASSE TO GO AHEAD AND DO WHAT’S BEST FOR THE AHEAD AND DO WHAT’S BEST FOR THE COUNTRY INSTEAD OF WORRYING COUNTRY INSTEAD OF WORRYING ABOUT YOUR POLITICAL FUTURE, AND ABOUT YOUR POLITICAL FUTURE, AND THAT IS THE PROBLEM. THAT IS THE PROBLEM. TOO MANY REPUBLICANS HAVE A FEAR TOO MANY REPUBLICANS HAVE A FEAR OF BEING PRIMARIED, AND THEN OF BEING PRIMARIED, AND THEN THEY JUST SAY NOTHING. THEY JUST SAY NOTHING. AND AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, THEY AND AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, THEY NEED TO STAND UP AND BE COUNTED. NEED TO STAND UP AND BE COUNTED.>>SENATOR McCOLLISTER, THANK>>SENATOR McCOLLISTER, THANK YOU FOR SPEAKING OUT. YOU FOR SPEAKING OUT. I CAN TELL YOU THE EXECUTIVE I CAN TELL YOU THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NEBRASKA DIRECTOR OF THE NEBRASKA REPUBLICAN PARTY, I GUARANTEE REPUBLICAN PARTY, I GUARANTEE YOU GET A CALL FROM THE RNC OF YOU GET A CALL FROM THE RNC OF THE WHITE HOUSE TO REPUDIATE YOU THE WHITE HOUSE TO REPUDIATE YOU RIGHT AWAY AND IF HE DIDN’T, HE RIGHT AWAY AND IF HE DIDN’T, HE WOULD NO LONGER HAVE THE FUTURE WOULD NO LONGER HAVE THE FUTURE IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. THAT’S HOW THEY OPERATE. THAT’S HOW THEY OPERATE. I WANTED TO TALK ABOUT POLICY, I WANTED TO TALK ABOUT POLICY, YOU MENTIONED TRADE, YOU ARE AN YOU MENTIONED TRADE, YOU ARE AN AGRICULTURAL FARM STATE, AND AGRICULTURAL FARM STATE, AND THIS PRESIDENT IS ENGAGED IN A THIS PRESIDENT IS ENGAGED IN A TRADE DISPUTE OF WAR WHICH HE TRADE DISPUTE OF WAR WHICH HE SEEMS INCOMPETENT AND INCAPABLE SEEMS INCOMPETENT AND INCAPABLE OF HANDLING, HOW ARE THE FARMERS OF HANDLING, HOW ARE THE FARMERS IN YOUR STATE DOING, AND DO YOU IN YOUR STATE DOING, AND DO YOU SEE ANY BACKLASH COMING FROM SEE ANY BACKLASH COMING FROM AGRICULTURAL AMERICA AGAINST AGRICULTURAL AMERICA AGAINST TRUMP’S REALLY RECKLESS TARIFF TRUMP’S REALLY RECKLESS TARIFF POLICIES? POLICIES?>>I ABSOLUTELY AGREE, AND THE>>I ABSOLUTELY AGREE, AND THE ACTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT HAVE ACTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT HAVE BEEN DEVASTATING, DEVASTATING TO BEEN DEVASTATING, DEVASTATING TO NEBRASKA FARMERS. NEBRASKA FARMERS. BUT YET FOR THE MOST PART, I BUT YET FOR THE MOST PART, I DON’T HEAR ANY ACTIVE CRITICISM DON’T HEAR ANY ACTIVE CRITICISM ON THE PRESIDENT. ON THE PRESIDENT. THEY SEEM TO BE JUST GRIN AND THEY SEEM TO BE JUST GRIN AND BEAR IT AND HOPE THAT IT GETS BEAR IT AND HOPE THAT IT GETS BETTER, AND SO FAR I HAVEN’T BETTER, AND SO FAR I HAVEN’T SEEN MUCH EVIDENCE OF THAT. SEEN MUCH EVIDENCE OF THAT.>>WELL, WE REALLY APPRECIATE>>WELL, WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR VOICE, NEBRASKA STATE YOUR VOICE, NEBRASKA STATE SENATOR, JOHN McCOLLISTER, THANK SENATOR, JOHN McCOLLISTER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR COMING ON THE YOU VERY MUCH FOR COMING ON THE SHOW THIS MORNING. SHOW THIS MORNING. GREAT TO MEET YOU. GREAT TO MEET YOU.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH, SENATOR,>>THANK YOU SO MUCH, SENATOR, FOR STANDING UP AND BEING FOR STANDING UP AND BEING COUNTED AND SOUNDING LIKE COUNTED AND SOUNDING LIKE ACTUALLY A MEMBER OF THE PARTY ACTUALLY A MEMBER OF THE PARTY OF LINCOLN. OF LINCOLN.>>YEP.>>YEP.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>COMING UP, AMERICANS>>COMING UP, AMERICANS OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORT STRICTER OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORT STRICTER GUN LEGISLATION, AND IT SEEMS GUN LEGISLATION, AND IT SEEMS CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS MAY BE CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS MAY BE STARTING TO GET ON BOARD WITH STARTING TO GET ON BOARD WITH THE IDEA AS WELL. THE IDEA AS WELL. DEMOCRATIC SENATOR CHRIS MURPHY DEMOCRATIC SENATOR CHRIS MURPHY WHO HAS PUSHED FOR TOUGHER GUN WHO HAS PUSHED FOR TOUGHER GUN LAWS FOR YEARS JOINS THE LAWS FOR YEARS JOINS THE CONVERSATION NEXT ON “MORNING CONVERSATION NEXT ON “MORNING JOE.” JOE.”OINS THE JOE.”OINS THE CONVERSATION NEXT ON “MORNING CONVERSATION NEXT ON “MORNING JOE.

  • Everybody wrongly looks south when the talk of racism or white supremacy comes up. It appears it has been alive and well & growing in the midwest for years.

  • So if you are a Republican who speaks out against racism, then you are not a real Republican? Then basically the GOP just admitted that they are indeed racists.

  • I used to be a proud Republican. In 2016 I became a registered independent, voted blue in the 2018 midterms. Over the last 10-15 years Republicans have been gradually losing my respect and have now lost all respect from me. Trump is just putting a magnifying glass on issues in the party that have been eroding the party for those last 10-15 years. I couldn't agree with Sen. McCollister more. We need more Republicans that ACT like Lincoln instead of just invoking his name as if that alone qualifies for principled values.

  • Is McCollister up for re-election? Why now? And where is Ben Sasse in all this…is he still a fake arbiter between the american people and the president?

  • Trump is not so much a Republican as an Opportunist. Republicans know this but they are also Opportunists and are happy to accept him for the big tax breaks he has given them and for the Supreme Court "Justices" he has pushed into office. Shame on all of them!

  • Hahahahaha! Kicking him out of the party for criticising the party for speaking freely… That is the most bolshevik thing! Stalin approves! The party of Moscow Mitch indeed! They're even using communist terms: "enemy of the people" (vrag naroda) And they're the ones calling us, Europeans socialist? Fun fact: the European welfare state was a conservative invention (Otto von Bismarck in Germany) Having things like universal healthcare is entirely and absolutely consistent with actual conservatism. Real conservatism means gradual, calculated reform and progress, but fake conservatives like Moscow Mitch have turned it into a corrupt preservation of a status quo which only favours himself and his ilk.

  • More Republicans need to choose American values over a Party. You’re a good courageous man, Senator!

  • Senator Castro also facts that Republican are fighting scared of. Donors who support the Corruption of Trump and his corruption in the Senate..

  • Moscow Mitch' and 'Dasvidaniya Donald' . . . .two of the biggest jerk-offs in the world . . . . you too Mika

  • Trumplicans, thank you for dropping all pretense of being conservatives. Mr Putin is sending your Communist Party membership cards via Comrade Mitch. You are all great patriots of Mother Russia.

  • HATS OFF! To State Senator John McCollister, thanks for being a responsible man and a true patriot. An avalanche begins with but a trace of fine snow, and it builds momentum, and getting people to really wake up, takes a little time, as they have to accept they were wrong in their initial beliefs, but the tide will turn.

  • This Trump infested (I learned a new word) GOP of today is beyond disgusting. I'm sure we can come up with even stronger language, but there really is no point to it anymore. For them to berate their own State Senator, John McCollister of Nebraska, the way they did shows how out of control the Republican party is today. And by the way, I don't know McCollister from any other State Senator, so I'm not defending him…I'm simply pointing out the absurdity of the GOP when they KNOW he's telling the truth.

  • This insane fear of being "primaried" if you speak the truth about Trump and some abhorrent actions he seems to take on a daily basis is really short-sighted. If they leave their political career is their life over? Do they really think, if they NEED to work, that nobody will hire them? What's wrong with these cowards? *********** Call your Republican Senator and Representative and urge them to SPEAK OUT #SpeakOut

  • This Gentleman is great for speaking out! Maybe others who are in his position will take heart. I may have moved to Nebraska just to vote for him, were he not termed out! Lol

  • I'm a Democrat and basically oppose everything this guy stands for. I'd vote for him every time he was on the ballot if he was my State Senator.

  • Trump lies and lies and lies. Small children do not believe Trump's lies. Trump is still going with the story that China is paying these tariffs! The people of the USA are paying the tariffs, duh! Think if you can: China paying the US to buy their goods?!? Not happening. Sadly China is doing great without the USA.

  • Another former Republican well worth knowing about and listening to is Richard Painter. Excellent American man!

  • nice to hear somebody has a Spine…history will remeber you, where you stood.. cant say much for your other people in your party..

  • Since the 70's, everyday Republicans have been being pushed to the back, and in far too many instances, out of the room. Often not allowed to even participate in their own caucuses. The right wing extremists and corporations have been in control for far too long. In recent months, McConnell appeared before the media to state that large donations to the Party are down, because the large donors are, "not happy with the return on their investments, and, if this continues, the Republican Party as we know it will cease to exist,". The Republican Party as we know it needs to cease to exist.
    Meanwhile, participation by the People to clean up and restore the Democratic Party is ongoing and progressing. Participation increased greatly after 2016, due in no small part to the inspiration and example set by Sen. Sanders. While the Corporate Dems had a stronghold for some years, they now hold only a slight majority, which continues to shrink. This is due to the efforts of quality groups of everyday people, individuals and genuine representatives of the People.
    Our Federal Govt. also needs to be cleaned up and restored. Regardless of affiliation or lack thereof, we can each choose some civilized, civic action, do our part and ask our friends and families to do the same. One group, American Promise, is absolutely non partisan. Move to Amend is about overturning Citizens United, which put our reps and elections up for sale. Just two of the quality groups we can check out/join with. The Voice of the People must be heard in order to reclaim our rightful place in our govt. of, for and by the People.

  • This guy needs a history lesson. Abe Lincoln?? The were two parts to Emancipation proclamation. First part free the slaves, second part ….send them back to Africa… FACT !!!!

  • While all Republicans may not be racist, almost all Republicans south of the Mason-Dixon Line are racists. The rest of the party faithful are enablers of racism.

  • Well! Telling this outspoken senator to go back (into the closest) where the majority of RepubliKlans are hiding! How draconian.

  • Donald Trump and the GOP have been traitors and stochastic terrorists for decades! We don't negotiate with terrorists. We put them in prison.

  • Good on you Senator and good luck if you run for reelection when that time comes. I will say this is quite special, as this is the first (that i am aware of) GOP Senator that's called Trump out. By that I mean 'current' Senators. It seems like the supposed solidarity of the GOP-controlled Senate is starting to show it's cracks, and it will be interesting to see how it plays out. Hopefully for the best, but we'll have to see.

  • Thank you Senator Mcollister you are a True Lincoln party representative!! God bless you Sir!! I am also a Republican n i agree with you 150%

  • So finally its out. Being conservative and republiKlan IS being a Racist. You a Little Late, ain't you dog,.. We Already Knew,..

  • The Anti Christ is alive and well..if this racist president doesn't fit the profile who does. Ppl are blinded by his lies racist views but much more..
    God don't like racist ppl
    Jews and GENTILES ALIKE..

  • In Heaven there is a multi cultural family bigotry racist ppl are not in heaven were God presides..

  • John McCollister is the first White GOP Senator to come out and denounce and condemn Trump and GOP for looking the other way. Other opponents of Trump left quietly under the pretext of retirment.

  • I asked a trump supporter how he can support someone who undermines ideals of free speech, right to peaceful protest, free press, equality under the law, he answered that he ignores trumps words and just likes his policies. It made me think of how one would come that would seem like the lamb but speak like the dragon.two different trump supporters told me he helped north n south Korea. I couldnt help but tjink if true its great but what about the damage he does daily right here?

  • Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

    Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

    But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

    Abraham Lincoln
    November 19, 1863

    Nicolay Copy

    Named for John G. Nicolay, President Lincoln's personal secretary, this is considered the "first draft" of the speech

  • its been so long having donnie damaged in office . gop have done nothing . so now they finally come around…what now? a little late . and Trump is their wet dream .

  • If this isn't proof that the republikkkan party is the party of white supremacy then you are being willfully ignorant !!!

  • This is the anniversary year of the 1919 Red Summer in the US, and Black 1919 in the UK, and it isn't being remembered with shame, it's being gleefully re-enacted. Shame on us all!

  • there is no republican party anymore… it's trump's bananarepublican party. has been for quite awhile. gop congress is a joke, bunch of selfish spineless jellyfish woorried more about holding their seat than serving the people who elected them.

  • Hallelujah one of them finally said it! Sure his primary opponent has already been chosen. Don't Rep's know that if they all would've bound together & took a stand long ago when all the signs were obviously there, they could've had more power & control in retaining most of their defining values as the party that was before it was lost to Trumpism? Curious to know what Republicans' spin will be on this era of the anti-American decline of their party once the history books are written, cause you know there'll be one. It's laughable to imagine the excuses they come up with to defend the indefensible & misconstrue the blatant racist demagoguery they've allowed with this administration. America First?!?…more like Trump First!

  • People don’t want to disagree with the agricultural trade policies of trump because then they would have to admit they were wrong in voting for him. No one wants to admit they were wrong. I wonder how they will feel as they watch their farms being auctioned off. It’s a sad day for the world class farmers that feed, not only our country but the world. It’s ok to admit trump needs to go!😢🇺🇸😢💔🇺🇸

  • if trump and cronies minimize their actions–it is then about time to maximize their actions, maga hat to" we are not" racist hat, call out EVERYTIME they say and do something against all of us…joe and mika-you are the voice of people who are brave

  • Thank you for stepping up and calling out the Cowards in the Republican Party I thought they all took an oath to stand up for the country and all they do is stand up for themselves it’s the opposite of patriotism what they’re doing thank you to this brave man for stepping up

  • Bravo Mccollister….the WH Mafia Nazi, his cronies like Moscow Mitch, Nazi Miller, Barr,Fox news etc etc. Who doesn't speak out is complicit . Beware for the dictator to take over…stop him

  • He couldn't lie more than you and all the rest of the FAKE NEWS stoking the flames every hour of every day.
    What do you think is going to happen? The blood is on your hands. When the revolution starts, just know that you had a giant part in it.

  • I can't wait for the day I dont have to hear cheeto's voice..Such a moron. A divider, liar..liar, liar..Never will be able to tell the truth. If Cheeto's like depended on it, He would Never be able to tell the truth…..ever period

  • "I, of course, am not suggesting that all Republicans are white supremacists." but the fact that I even have to preface my remarks by saying that sure indicates that a metric buttload of them are.

  • JOE YOU HAVE ALWAYS IMPRESSED ME AS SOMEONE WHO'S JUST A STRAIGHT UP JOE WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET NO SMOKE AND MIRRORS A MAN WHO CUTS PEOPLE OFF TO CUT THROUGH THE BS , YOU DON'T TALK POLITICS YOU JUST TALK FACTS YOU LET THEM KNOW UP FRONT IF YOU COME AT ME YOU BETTER BRING SOME OR YOU WON'T GET OUT ALIVE

  • The Republican Party is in its death throws ……..they try to crush anyone who speaks out ….it wont work if the good people stand up …speak up

  • Thank you Senator McCollister for speaking truth to power. You sir are a Profile in Courage and I thank God that there are a few of you out there.

  • Trump signed AUTOGRAPHS!!! BOOKS and a photo of some guys kid in El Paso…… ARE YOU F#KKING kidding!? Some guy gave Trump something and Trump put it in his pocket like a drug deal, WATCH FOX YouTube video of him talking to Fist Responders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Not all Republican Trumpanzees are racist white supremacists but all racist white supremacists are Republican Trumpanzees. They practice their see no evil, hear no evil routines. They don't bother with the speak no evil. Speaking evil is kinda their thing.

  • the thing about history, is that at one point in time, everything is heading the one way,
    but then if you fast forward some years, everything can be heading in a different way which completely opposes the
    earlier way.

    eg say in 1941, Germany was conquering everywhere, but if you go to 1945, the russians were now conquering Germany,
    they ringfenced the german 6th army at Stalingrad, and had the rest of the german military on the run. Germany was now being conquered everywhere. After the war, the russians used the 6th army as slaves to rebuild Stalingrad, eventually some german chancellor bought their freedom.

    the russians did a surge based on a line of troops extending from the northernmost part of europe to the southernmost part,
    and the surge moved steadily westwards, removing the german threat, and overran Berlin, and continued on to form the iron curtain, in particular taking the eastern side of Germany, to form the DDR.

    it's explained definitively in the following german-russian production:

    https://www.amazon.com/Stalingrad-Albrecht-Appelt/dp/B010354PI4/

    the big mistake Hitler made was to underestimate foreigners!

    He thought the germans were superior to all other races in all respects, but even in the 1936 Olympics, the black american Jesse Owens outdid the german master race, by winning 4 gold medals: 100m, 200m, long jump and 4 x 100m relay.

    He didnt just outdo one german champion, but he outdid them at the 2 most elite athletic events, the 100m and long jump. The 200m is also quite elite.

    the way Hitler lost the war was a combination of different foreign developments, those stupid foreigners completely outwitted him!

    one was Alan Turing's decoding of the Enigma machine, where they could now listen in to the command and control of the german military and thus be able to subvert their plans. A bit like knowing tomorrows share prices today.

    another was the development of radar, in both cases he underestimated the british. The british were also using 3D surveillance of bombing targets, where spy planes were filming in 3D future target regions. In toto, german innovation totally outdid british innovation, but just one obscure development, the deciphering of Enigma basically won the war, depicted in the film "the imitation game". Alan Turing in fact invented the principle of modern computers, with his hypothetical computer the Turing machine.

    and one other was russian cunning. I personally think the deciphering of the Enigma codes was used to forewarn the russians of what the germans were doing. Churchill was allied with the russians at that point in time. Britain, Russia and the US were allies.

    Here he underestimated the russians. In the german version of the above video, Hitler tells the SS that he wants to fight the russians at Stalingrad, because he wants to defeat Stalin at the city named after Stalin! The SS hoot with laughter at this droll idea.
    In fact Stalin defeated Hitler at the city named after Stalin! I think the english version of the video has been sanitised, I dont know if they kept that segment.

    Trump is making a similar mistake of underestimating foreigners, including americans of other races such as blacks and hispanics, Trump thinks he is superior to everyone, and that the US is superior to other nations, but I think he is going to be taught some very bitter lessons by foreigners, starting with the chinese. China doesnt appear to be doing anything, but Lao Tzu said: when you are your most active, feign inactivity. Trump's tariffs are wreaking havoc on the chinese economy, China is retaliating under the radar with its own economic warfare. The chinese have ginormous amounts of money in the US economy, and I think they are pulling the entirety. How this will manifest is not apparent, but it will cause mayhem. In public the chinese dismiss Trump's antics as irrelevant, but in private they have an economics war room.

    Anyway, the republicans supporting Trump are trying to win the battle, but thereby they lose the war. The few republicans who oppose Trump eg Amash, are the ones who surrender the battle to win the war.

    When the tide changes, the people on the wrong side become parriahs. eg with Blair, the man was an unstoppable tyrant, but once Cameron won, the blairites were still following their fallen leader, and they will be out of power for a LONG LONG time, 9 years so far.

    Amongst other things, Trump underestimates the voting power of hispanics, who potentially have the power to turn the election.
    Ultimately Trump is creating a perfect storm, where all kinds of different forces will come together and blitz Trump's re-election.

    I think the republican party is going to implode, and they could be out of power for a long time. I think also it may be time for new parties to be established, eg say "the real republican party".

    My prediction is the US stock markets will crash in a major way in a few months, and the politics is going to veer far to the left of Biden.

    I personally think also that the big toxin isnt Trump but is Fox news,

    the following URL says that Trump gets all his ideas from Fox News, in particular they explain about how his rant against Elijah Cummings originated from Fox:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ0evCc5i0Q

    even in Britain, Murdoch has totally subverted the news, owning The Sun, The Times, and Sky. Rupert Murdoch openly told british prime ministers John Major and Gordon Brown that he was at war with them:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLQxz9WFZGA&t=44

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9ZZTZHzHrE&t=70s

    Americans talk of foreigners influencing elections, well the Murdochs are australians influencing not just the UKs elections, but also the US elections, namely Trump.

    You would need to watch many hours of the Leveson inquiry, to understand the Murdoch tentacles within british politics. Even Jeremy Hunt who was one of the tory leadership contenders recently is a Murdoch man. Nick Clegg former leader of the libdems is a Murdoch man. Nick Clegg is now a high level executive at Facebook, showing that Murdoch has a tentacle in Facebook:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45913587

    an american looking at the structure of Facebook wont know who Clegg is! But everyone in Britain knows Clegg!

    Via Cambridge analytica, Facebook by stealth supports Trump.

    With David Cameron, Murdoch's News of the world's editor, Rebekah Brooks moved in next door to Cameron by marrying his neighbour! She would dine with the Camerons every week! Murdoch owns a lot of high level british politicians.

    The top level URL for the Leveson Inquiry is:
    http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/browse/r/h/C14018285

    but you would need to watch the interviews of the big names from that, in particular the FULL interviews of Rupert Murdoch are:

    http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/VideoPlayer/?url=https://tna-video-player.s3.amazonaws.com/66/LEV/1/2012-04-25am
    http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/VideoPlayer/?url=https://tna-video-player.s3.amazonaws.com/66/LEV/1/2012-04-25pm
    http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/VideoPlayer/?url=https://tna-video-player.s3.amazonaws.com/66/LEV/1/2012-04-26am

    and the full interviews of David Cameron are:

    David Cameron, former leader of Britain:
    http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/VideoPlayer/?url=https://tna-video-player.s3.amazonaws.com/66/LEV/1/2012-06-14pm
    http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/VideoPlayer/?url=https://tna-video-player.s3.amazonaws.com/66/LEV/1/2012-06-14am

    another one to look for is eg Alex Salmond, head of the scottish nationalists, who was a personal friend of Rupert Murdoch,
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2012/apr/25/alex-salmond-rupert-murdoch-ties

    AND a personal friend of Donald Trump, although they eventually fell out eg Alex Salmond refused to remove the wind farms spoiling the view of Trumps golf course in Scotland.
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/21/donald-trumps-irate-letters-alex-salmond-revealed/

    Murdoch's britsh tabloid The Sun, once had a headline "its the sun wot won it", claiming they won the election for Thatcher:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_The_Sun_Wot_Won_It

    Everyone is looking at Trump, but Trump is misdirection, you should be looking at the Murdoch family. Fox news pushes stealth racism and the objectification of women, where Fox male presenters overtly harrass the women staff, the following video on a different topic shows many many examples of such harrassment:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFCPdVtB8gI

    Fox basically have Trump on a leash and take him for a walk, snarling and growling, and every now and then he lifts a leg and gives his autograph. But the Murdochs decide where Trump does his animal behaviourisms.

    Essentially the biggest threat to the US is the Murdoch family, they are literally bringing america to its knees via their clown in the white house. They are the nerve centre of the racism and misogyny.

    You need to watch Leveson to see how insiduous Rupert Murdoch is within Britain.

    One of the best ways to understand a country is to understand another country.

  • He could be in danger. There are a lot of dangerous people with guns out there. He has criticised Trump. He will be counted as a traitor. I hope he has good security.

  • look this white pride anchor acting like it not there way to cross breed. stop watching this white trash stop voting for any white name bastrad…

  • NOBODY DIED AT SANDY HOOK…OBAMA, BIDEN & HOLDER CLEARLY COMMITTED TREASON…TRUMP & THE MEDIA ENABLE THE COVER UP…WATCH THIS VIDEO TO "SEE FOR YOURSELF"   >>>   https://www.brighteon.com/5812156221001

  • Aside from the obvious matter of calling out his Republican Party colleagues, let me support McCollister in another, maybe more subtle respect. The issue is not well cast as, "Is Trump or this or that person a racist." It is better cast as how many racist things he is doing, how often he supports or is supported by this or that known racist person or organization. I knew what it meant to call Lester Maddox or George C. Wallace a racist. They openly embraced segregation, e.g., discriminatory voting laws, etc. The Pig (Trump) is not always on the racist side of every issue. I don't know what it means to call him a racist. He seems often to be squarely motivated by sadistic racist views. Other times he seems to be motivated by the desire to get votes from racists. I find it sufficient to not deny that he's racist, but assert that he often does racist things, acts in racist ways, without saying either that he is "like" a racist or that he "is" a racist. Often, he does what the racists do. Sometimes, he does not. Maybe I'd say he's racist, but not say he's a racist. Being racist is good enough to me to disdain him and boot him out of office, asap.
    Smash racism wherever it raises its ugly little head, and it does so very often in the person of the Pig.

  • Finally, that is all we asked for someone to be truthful! Thank you sir, I don’t live in Nebraska but you have my vote!

  • How sad that the Republican party has fallen so low that politicians have to feign leniency with racism so they won't lose constituents.

  • used to be a black republican, and was proud of the conservative values that the party had. Heck, our republican nature started with my great grandfather when they were an open tent party. No more though, the hijaacking of this party by the far right, and then the support of those ideals by this current President…meh. I applaud this man for standing up reclaiming what the party is truly about…good for you Sir, I respect your bravery

  • first of all have you seen those places.. yep hes rough but honest and he never mentioned names or specific people but yet somehow the "squad" stood up and assumed he meant them…

  • At last a republican with a set of balls, all this should have been said after a couple of months of Trump insanity, but better late than never.

  • hes not againt "LEGAL" immigration he is against "ILLEGAL" funny Obama was to but you said nothing then either…

  • It would not come as a shock to me if this man probably has the el Paso shutter as number one on his pardons list…. Great American hero, looking out for all Americans, the fake news and many others did not tell the people what really happened… he does not deserve the death penalty therefore I declare him exonerated of all charges.

  • WHERE ARE THE PEOPLE HANGING FROM BRIDGES IF THE WHITE SUPREMACISTS ARE SUCH A THREAT?
    NOWHERE..BUT IN MICHOACÁN NINE HUMAN BEINGS WERE HUNG OFF A BRIDGE IN MICHOACÁN ..
    AND TEN PEOPLE WERE CUT INTO PIECES AND LEFT ON THE ROAD WITH THE HANGED SWINGING IN THE WIND..

  • Morning joe is just as a liar as Trump,. Trump has never said that he was a Democrat. He has always said that he was a republican, and that he would run as a republican or an independent. Show a video of him ever said that he was a Democrat.

  • Thank you, Senator McCollister! Stay strong, and keep us moving forward not backward. The rest of the Republican politicians are sickos and weaklings with no sound minds in that party.

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