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Rachel Maddow savages GOP Congressman who wanted to suspend Constitution for Trump

Rachel Maddow savages GOP Congressman who wanted to suspend Constitution for Trump
Rachel Maddow discusses Rep. Ralph Norman's (R-SC) seditious texts to former President Trump's chief of staffPhoto: screenshot

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow eviscerated Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) after it was revealed that he had texted former President Donald Trump’s then-chief-of-staff, Mark Meadows, to urge the administration to declare “Marshall Law.” The congressman meant martial law, which would institute military rule instead of democracy.

Meadow’s texts became part of the January 6 committee’s evidence and were used as part of the committee’s investigation. Norman was one of 34 Republican members of Congress to exchange texts with Meadows. Norman’s texts came after the riot at the U.S. Capitol.

“Mark, in seeing what’s happening so quickly, and reading about the Dominion law suits attempting to stop any meaningful investigation we are at a point of no return in saving our Republic !!” he texted. “Our LAST HOPE is invoking Marshall Law!! PLEASE URGE TO PRESIDENT TO DO SO!!”

“And marveling about the seditious radicalism of a member of congress, somebody wants to suspend the Constitution and keep the guy in power by force using military force to do it — I mean marveling at some member of Congress being that far out there, I mean, that’s something we get to do from time to time,” she said.

“But right now, knowing this is what he was advocating. To take power by force. Knowing he was advocating that is one thing. Knowing he and his party are going back to Congress as the new majority party for next year, that feels like something different. Because what are they going to do with the real power when they have it?”

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