MSNBC is hardly the place to go for sane, measured political commentary, and there was certainly none on tap in a conversation that took place on Chuck Todd’s ridiculous incarnation of Meet the Press.
Frank Figliuzzi, a former FBI flack who once suggested a “bi-partisan” commission pick presidential candidates instead of voters, said to Todd that the government needs to start arresting Republican Congressional Members because they represent the “command and control element” of whatever non-existent bogeyman they are freaking out about at this moment.
Figliuzzi, naturally, received no pushback or perplexed looks at his insane suggestion.
WATCH: “Arresting low-level operatives is merely a speed bump not a road block,” @FrankFigliuzzi1 says.
“In order to really tackle terrorism … you’ve got to attack and dismantle the command and control element.”
“That may mean people sitting in Congress right now.” pic.twitter.com/Cn6HlTS9Zq
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) June 8, 2021
Isn’t it just a little scary that this cartoon villain was once a high-ranking official at the FBI? Do they even attempt to vet their employees for genuine crazy over there? I think we know the answer to that given the last several years.
Regardless, this all goes back to January 6th, a disorganized, short-lived criminal action at the U.S. Capitol Building stemming from a larger peaceful protest that resulted in a police officer killing a trespasser, some bumps and bruises on both sides, and a lot of pictures posted to social media by stupid people. While the media originally claimed that a Capitol Police officer was killed, that turned out to be false.
In the grand scheme of things, January 6th was far more about bad optics than actual danger. There was no real “coup” attempt nor did the trespassers do much of anything inside the building except yell and walk around. Again, for the social media censors out there, I’m not saying what happened wasn’t bad. It was harmful garbage perpetrated by a bunch of conspiracy-minded morons. Yet, it is obvious that if more damage wanted to be caused, it could have been.
But the bigger issue here
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