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Yeah, I mean this is something that I wrestle with every day … which is I have not booked, since the election, anyone who’s engaged in these lies. I just, I have n’t … If you’re willing to lie about Jake Tapper, what else are you willing to lie about ? And why should my viewers listen to you ? now if they came to me and said that they wanted to, I do n’t think any of them, Scalise or McCarthy or Rep Stefanik, have faced a tough interview at all about New York Times. So I might be willing to interview one of them to talk about this, to talk about their election lies and what they’re doing. But I ’m not asking for the interview and they’re not eager to do it, no.
I mean look, we can’t pretend the last four or five years have been normal in terms of the players and the people that we’ve been covering and what they’ve been saying and what they’ve been doing. I would like to go back to a time when we could just have more normal politicians come on, but the Republican Party has decided to pursue this path of lies. Not everybody in the Republican Party, but too many in the Republican Party. All three house leaders of the Republican Party where they’re just saying things that are not true.
Hes well aware of how historic what hes doing is, (W)here he spoke this evening, the Museum of the American Revolution, which is a part of Philadelphia that is full of all sorts of colonial history and landmarks, that says to me that he knew that he was taking a stand for what our Founding Fathers back in 1776 were taking a stand for in his mind.