With the one-year anniversary of the January 6 Capitol riots approaching, This WeekThe topic was the focus of approximately half the show. During their “Powerhouse Roundtable” guest and Dispatch staff writer Sarah Isgur ripped into the liberal panel on their hypocrisy.
Following discussion of the House select committee’s ongoing investigation into the Riot, the conversation turned to the latest ABC/Ipsos survey results. This poll revealed that the majority of Americans believed the attack on Capitol threatened democracy. Host George Stephanopoulos asked Isgur if the January 6 committee would change the minds of Republicans who he bemoaned still did not blame former President Trump for the attack, according to the poll.
Isgur responded by blaming Stephanopoulos, the other Libs in the panel. Isgur claimed she fully supported the investigation as well as the prosecutions that arose from it. She then called out the left’s hypocrisy saying “I’m deeply concerned by these numbers because what it says to me is that people on both sides are not ready to accept the results of the next election.” That didn’t sit well with Stephanopoulos who then blurted out in shock: ““Both sides!”
Isgur clearly researched past polling prior to arriving at ABC Studios, and she responded with a truth bomb.
That is what I believe. If you look at 2017 and the ABC poll regarding whether Trump was legitimately elected, it will be apparent that Trump is not legitimized. It was about six to eight points off of this one right now. It’s not that far away. Hillary Clinton asked Trump if he was legitimately elected in 2017. It was a blank statement. But she didn’t say no. She stated that she was still unsure. Do you believe Democrats will think that Donald Trump was legitimately elected if he runs for re-election? You have to be serious.
Democracy for America CEO Yvette Simpson, apparently unaware of the violent riots throughout the Summer of 2020, jumped in to claim that support for political violence was “purely in the Republican camp.”
Isgur retorted then with further poll results to back up her points. “25 percent of Democrats said violence was acceptable in that poll in 2017, a third of Hillary Clinton voters said Donald Trump was not legitimately elected.”
Despite the fact there was a riot in Washington, D.C. the day of Trump’s inauguration, Stephanopoulos and Simpson were quick to falsely suggest there wasn’t the same level of political violence in the aftermath of the 2016 election that we saw in 2021.
However, Isgur stressed that this is an issue of escalation and she expressed concern about the possibility that roles might be reversed if Donald Trump is elected or any other Republican. “That is the escalation. And if you don’t think that’s going to happen in 2024, and that we need to be focused on that — both sides.”
Closing out this portion of the segment, Simpson sought to deflect by urging the “need to be focused on today because this was a year ago and there has been very little action for the folks who were the masterminds, facilitators of this.”
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This Week with George Stephanopoulos
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS – What can this group come up with, if any, that could change the minds of those we are currently seeing?
SARAH ISGUR (English): This is what’s the problem. Our attention is on the 6th of January. Again, I am all for every prosecution that’s going on. 700 people have been indicted. That is a good number. When I consider 2024 though, these numbers make me very concerned. They show that the people of both the left and the right are not willing to accept the outcome of the next election.
STEPHANOPOULOS – Both?
ISGUR: That is absolutely true. If you look back to 2017, take a look at the ABC poll about whether Trump was legally elected. It was about six to eight points off of this one right now. It’s not that far away. Hillary Clinton asked Trump if he was legitimately elected in 2017. It was a blank statement. But she didn’t say no. She stated that she was still unsure. Do you believe Democrats will think that Donald Trump was legitimately elected if he runs for re-election? You have to be serious.
YVETTE SIMPSON – There is no precedent. This is only in the Republican camp. Even the polls suggest that the Democrats are not in agreement that this is about democracy. It was not about protecting democracy but ruining it.
ISGUR – 25% of Democrats voted for violence in the 2017 poll, while a third of Hillary Clinton voters argued that Donald Trump had not been legitimately elected.
STEPHANOPOULOS – They took different actions than we witnessed last time.
SIMPSON: Exactly. This is a new precedent.
ISGUR: Absolutely. This is the escalation. You don’t believe that will happen in 2024. We need to focus on this — from both sides.
SIMPSON – We must be focused on today, because the year before this happened and the facilitators who were responsible for this have not been able to take any action. And if we don’t–
ISGUR: 700 indictments!
SIMPSON – Without accountability, we cannot move forward. The Department of Justice commission and anyone else in authority need to make this clear to everyone who has an interest.
The trials continue at ISGUR
SIMPSON: It’s not okay. This is not acceptable.