"Like Seeing Your Church Invaded" - Chris Matthews On The Jan 6 Insurrection

Joylandi 8-Iyn, 2021
Before Chris Matthews' was a host, journalist, and author, he was a Capitol policeman and he describes what he felt when watching the January 6th insurrection play out on television. You can read about Chris Matthews' time in politics in his new book, "This Country: My Life In Politics and History."

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  • No, it's not really like church, but then again, I don't worship politicians like CM.

  • trump not accepting defeat tells me everything I want to know and everything I need to know about him just from that one act. You can tell straight off the bat with someone who can't admit defeat that they are a Liar, a Cheat and a Coward also delusional and has no honour.

  • Insurection: n. The act or an instance of open revolt against civil authority or a constituted government. n. A rising up; uprising. n. The act of rising against civil authority or governmental restraint; specifically, the armed resistance of a number of persons to the power of the state; incipient or limited rebellion. I guess when Antifa or BLM does it, it's noble, but when conservatives or Trump supporters do it, it's despicable and evil. BLM and Antifa: $2 billion in damage, at least 26 deaths and numerous injuries, lasted at least a year. Jan 6th: Lasted about 3-4 hours, only violent death was when an officer shot an unarmed woman, limited damage. Someone please remind me again what arms were used in this attempt to overthrow the government. Do any of you have any common sense or any sense of right and wrong? It's like the lunatics are in charge of the insane asylum.

  • Ask him about his politics of fear, how he said if Bernie Sanders was elected, I fear being rounded up and put in Central Park and shot by a firing squad, using the ancient tactics of the Red scare of the 1950s.

  • Bill Maher said something precinct about opinion journalists like Chris. They don’t need producers telling them what to say in their ear piece. Compared to these news idiots just spewing conventional wisdom propaganda.

  • Chris M, do members of Congress recite the Pledge of Allegiance together every day?

  • The bitter beret strangely clean because oak endogenously escape excluding a dashing barber. wild, dark dinghy

  • I like Chris Matthews.

  • Great to see Chris! His experience, impassioned viewpoints and and enthusiasm to preserve democracy are missed. Thank you, Stephen, for another excellent interview❣️

  • The most saddening thing to see is someone like Chris telling us about how South Africans were allowed to vote all the while FED, World Bank, and other US intallations made sure that everything the nazis stole there was now legally theirs while they installed the head torturer as CEO of the new national bank and made the new government sign a contract that said they could not raise taxes, every land and resource stolen now belonged to the thieves and nazis, and financial control was not theirs on penalty of never getting a loan from the World Bank. The US turned a nazi regime into a free market fascist one controlled by US installations and billionaires. And Chirs - a JOURNALIST - calls that "freedom" and gushes about his pic with Desmond Tutu. Truely sickening.

  • My surprise at hearing Chris saying hewas a capitol policeman. I miss Chris even if he did interrupt his guests. He's knowledgeable.

  • There was quite a few churches set on fire during the BLM riots last summer.

  • I miss Chris

  • Who the heck does the closed captions? A very funny part of the show!

  • Trumpism is a severe mental disease. The sad irony is the GQP authoritarian fascist cult is attempting to transform the USA into a dystopian nightmare. They evidently don't even know how an election works or what history has taught us about AUTHORITARIAN THUGS! The politically ignorant Trumpist mob was even willing to attack their own capital. Trumpists committed mass violence and destruction, and threatened bodily harm to anyone that refused to believed their cult leader was FIRED. Fortunately, over 81.2 million of us said: YOUR FIRED, BYE DON! Elections have consequences. Nobody always gets it their way. The sore loser cult 45 snowflakes will have to find a way to survive until 2024, well the vaccinated ones have a better chance lol!

  • It's June.

  • This Chris Wallace is American history.....great to hear his story.... Want to get his book.

  • This Chris Wallace is American history.....great to hear his story.... Want to get his book.

  • Biden DOJ Refuses to Release Jan. 6 Security Camera Footage - They Know It Contradicts All of Lies About Alleged “Insurrection” and They Must Keep that from American Public

  • 6:22 - If we're going to compare ourselves to France, America today is actually the Second Republic. The First Republic was America under the Articles of Confederation. And it's probably time we moved on to the Third.

  • When we stop believing what we see and start believing what we hear, we are truly blind..

  • You cannot expect normal from someone that is so emotionally immature.

  • OR RUSSIA

  • awesome to hear someone say what needs to be said with so much clarity. Sadly the iQ crowd are not intelligent enough to understand.

  • GOP sold their souls to the god of greed and mammon.

  • Matthews needs to go all skin on top. That hair is horrible. Shaved and proud is your moto!!

  • I gotta digress here. This is only one of so many examples of why we need to raise the bar for who gets into Congress. How? By getting rid of Gerrymandering as a start. I mean - SERIOUSLY... www.yahoo.com/entertainment/dumbest-guy-congress-asks-u-175403767.html

  • That was awesome!! 100% awesome!! ✌️👍

  • MSNBC sucked 8% less the day Chris got the boot. Loved his hostage video. It was hilarious.

  • Honor in concession which we are missing in this country.

  • Bless you, Chris Wallace, for mentioning how these people all took oaths, and yet they now to the rump!! My son is serving, and just got back from overseas. He got glimpses of the treasonous attack on our Capitol while there! My son stands by his oath! The GOP's stand by nothing!!😠

  • Those insurrectionists crapped and smeared their feces all over the Capitol just like Trump did with the Constitution

  • Great interview with Chris Matthews. Miss Let's play Hardball! Especially during an election!!

  • November 7, 1983; Susan Rosenberg bombed Senate chamber to kill Republicans. Susan later pardoned by Clinton. Susan now an administrator for BLM. Fundraisers for BLM. Let’s keep all this talk of ‘insurrection’ in perspective and not forget what REAL violence looks like and who rewards such violence.

  • Steven Colbert jumps the shark. Chris Matthews is the sexist shark.

  • Ah yes, the sacred church of the capitalist imperialist establishment that won't give you healthcare in a pandemic or a living wage but has billions of extra cash for cops and wars. This is two out of touch elitist millionaires who are telling you that the problem is your neighbors and not the sociopathic blood thirsty oligarchy that pays them to lie on their behalf while nothing fundamentally changes.

  • Biden is a puppet put in office by corrupt politicians and fake news, the people will never respect either!!!!!!!!!!

  • Fake news selling propaganda for Democrats everyone in America knows this and laughs at them really loud and alot!!!!!!!

  • What he says about concession speeches…what happened to so many Americans that they lost that vocabulary, that intent, that aspect of humanity, over the past 5 years?

  • When Chris Matthews left MSNBC so did I. Hardly ever missed his HARDBALL. Thanks Stephen Colbert for this interview!!

  • people who have to live in a fantasy world like D@#$%d T%$@# are WEAK!!!!! Anyone who has to harass those who are vulnerable or weaker and beat them up verbally or physically are the real weak one because they have no confidence in themselves. They are incapable of feeling value with out hurting others.

  • Did you really think it was a good idea to give this guy a platform?

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  • Chris - @6:47, Trump cheats at golf. That pretty much sums it up.

  • Re: the prior video that I couldn't comment on before the next video (or ad for it) loaded: Stephen, buy bigger suits.

  • Hey, wait a minute! The electoral college IS NOT IN the constitution!!

  • Always heartfelt...and always with the right true Spirit of Our Constitution, that Chris Matthews~! Thanks, Stephen Colbert~!

  • name dropper

  • Oops. He said Clinton instead of Trump. But otherwise, great to listen to.

  • I'm Chris Matthews, Habada Habaugh! ---Darrell Hammond😆

  • “I have my own views of the word ‘socialist’ and I’d be glad to share them with you in private. They go back to the early 1950s. I have an attitude about them. I remember the Cold War,” he said. Matthews continued, “I have an attitude towards [Fidel] Castro. I believe if Castro and the Reds had won the Cold War there would have been executions in Central Park and I might have been one of the ones getting executed. And certain other people would be there cheering, okay?” Then Matthews made the connection to Sanders, claiming ignorance about whether or not the candidate did, in fact, support violence and public executions. “So, I have a problem with people who take the other side. I don’t know who Bernie supports over these years,” Matthews said. “I don’t know what he means by socialist.”

  • Man, We miss you and your commentary, Mr. Mathews! Thank you, Mr. Colbert for having him on your program...

  • Vote blue 💙🇺🇸midterms 2022 like democracy depends on it because it does

  • Republicans are still fighting / lusting for a white supremacist, fascist, Christian dictatorship / civil war, as they have been since the rise of Obama and the subsequent rise of Republican fear, bigotry (fear) and greed (fear). They'll go full Nazi if we let them. They'll slaughter non fully MAGAs if given the chance just as they fought to do on Jan 6th but were relatively unsuccessful. If they had it their way, hundreds of thousands more would've joined in the treasonous, terrorist coup, they'd have gotten their hands on Pence, Pelosi, AOC and congress and taken hostages, held fake hearings and slaughtered people, declaring the beginning of their bloody dictatorship and MAGAs everywhere would've slaughtered people freely like colonists in a ''new'' country. #WhiteSupremacistCoup #RepublicanCoup #ChristianCoup #NaziCoup #NazisWithNukes #InsideJob #RepublicansAreNazis

  • somebody pls give Chris Mathews another TV Show ASAP!

  • Chris Matthews, we miss your honesty. MSNBC did wrong by you and I refuse to forgive them.

  • I would not have made that analogy because I like my separation of church and state thank you very much, but hey, if some people need that to understand why Jan 6 was bad...

  • I just want to say, if our Democracy had been “working,” a strongman like Trump wouldn’t have been elected. It’s clearly not working. Trump wasn’t the origin of our problems, he was the natural consequence in f a broken system.

  • Trump wouldn't know HONOUR (I'm Canadian; that's how I spell it) if it hit him in the head.

  • Man, i thought we were done with this sexist blowhard when he left MSNBC. youtube autoplay, you’re grounded for a year!

  • Another neoliberal trash.

  • Great interview!

  • Chris, what shade of LIPSTICK are you wearing?

  • What does Freedom Mean?"Talking to You"... I just Burst Into Tears

  • But it's the Bernie supporters who are the brown Shirts /sarcasm

  • Never worked there, but I share his reverence. Tourists do not kill. Nor do they clamor for the death of another.

  • My President "Jimmy Carter" Naturalized

  • All you need in that cover photo is slightly thicker glasses and you’ll look exactly like Larry King. Intentional?

  • "I'll develop some disease and say I have to resign." -Joe Biden

  • We miss you, Chris. My evening used to be Chris, Chris, Rachel, Lawrence. A perfect combo.

    • @Shirley Rombough Hah! I misspelled Lawrence! Actually, Siri did; I dictated that. Too hard to use the iPad keyboard, but shame on me for not catching it. He’s Irish through and through, not a French Laurence. If I’m going to add CNN, for me the standout’s been Briana Keilar. She’s kick ass! I like the whole CNN crew these days, including Don Lemon, for speaking out against the danger and sheer nuttiness of Trump. Within the last few days, Jim Acosta did a really devastating op-ed that ended up with his take on “Margaritaville“ - wasting away in Mar-a-Lago-ville.

    • To Trish Benedict: my evening too. Chris, Chris, Rachel. Lawrence. Only now I add Don Lemon to the mix.

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  • *NGL, Chris Matthews has MAJOR ANGER ISSUES. I miss his show though*

  • Chris Matthews: it’s like seeing your church invaded, being defiled. Copts: ummm, yea that happens from time to time. What’s new?

  • Nope, not here for the rehabilitation of Chris Matthews, he has talked over and bullied enough people for a single lifetime.

  • Like the Hagia Sophia becoming a mosque.

  • Apparently there is no penalty for breaking your oath to defend the Constitution. So what good is an oath of a fascist when there is no enforcement?

  • Republicans worship money

  • Btw John Wilkes Booth was also on those capitol steps during the 2nd Lincoln inauguration.

  • The hardest part about the 6th for me. Was the live shot of that woman being shot. In our Capitol. Another citizen was trampled to death. The victim was carrying a “Don’t tread on me” flag. You don’t believe me? Ask Stephen Colbert. He brought it up on this very program. It aired, but the producers pulled that clip. Do to it sounding insensitive. But I saw it before it got pulled.

  • There are only 2 parties, the Democratic Party and the Immoral Party!!!

  • Chris doesn't know Eugene Goodman's name, just that he was "an African American guy." Smh

    • @Minh Sen even for us that are not old we have to hear so many different names and so many different stories every single day it's incredibly hard to keep track of everything. Him forgetting just goes to show how much he tries to learn about this stuff and by choosing to remember another name he momentarily forgot that name. It can happen to anyone in the age of information we aren't computers yet

    • I forgot Officer Goodman's name, too and was glad to be reminded about this hero. I can't remember the name of the white police man who died either. I am not disrespectful, just old.

  • But Bernie was a Nazi, right?! I'm glad you got fired.

  • Time to send a similar group of clowns to Mar-a-Lardo and see what the GQP says then

  • *REPUBLICANS without LINCOLN:* _Breeding QAnon_ TRICKLE DOWN EDUCATION____TRICKLE DOWN ECONOMICS _____________ TRICKLE DOWN JUSTICE ____________ add lies and false facts and generations get fk'd

  • The movie Idiocracy + Nazism = 21st century US Republitard Facism

  • Such passion.

  • So, Chris, what do you think about what ISISrael just did to the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Eid al-Fitr?

    • It wasn't Israel but Netanyahu. Would you condemn the entire US for what t@#$p did?

  • Not nearly enough rioters were shot..."when the looting starts, the shooting starts", right?😠🇺🇸

  • Didn't Matthews compare the Sanders campaign win as similar to the Nazis taking over of France? This guy is a total f****** tool, why the f*** would anybody interview thiss complete moron? Come on Steven

  • Down with King One Pump Donald Chump and all of his Cult of 45! Democrats are for the common man. Republicans are for the conman.

  • Glad to see Chris Matthews again 🙌💟

  • Man, I miss his candor and insight!

  • *REPUBLICANS without LINCOLN:* _Remora the Suckerfish_ Suckerfish should be famous for their diets are composed primarily of host feces for being able to tag a rid from sharks..., aka Manchin.

  • *REPUBLICANS without LINCOLN:* _The Cicadas Childhood_ Most of the 17 years of the life of a 'Cicada' is being children & infants. Then suddenly they emerge full adults for a few weeks SCREAMING and MAKING a MESS Everywhere they GO!.... just like Trump!

  • " ...it's a cathedral to democracy..." Well spoken, Mr. Matthews.

  • I miss you Chris I love you. I miss hardball if their was one show i didn't want to miss it was hard ball I miss you . Antigua love and miss you

  • 🎯💯👏👏👏💖💖💖

  • The Jan. 6th gathering was just a bunch of tourists, that occasionally kill a cop and invade the Capital. You know your average Trump supporters.

    • You had me in the first half

  • There is never just one stand alone incident of sexual harassment. The fact that Matthews acknowledges his offensive comments to this particular reporter does not accurately reflect his pattern of harassment. Allegedly.

  • And the ANC has done nothing but steal and brew corruption after corruption. Wonderful democracy now.