Insurrection Week is over, but they were still keeping the ball rolling over on MSNBC this week. Former Lincoln Project bigwig Steve Schmidt was a guest of Nicolle Wallace (as was Rep. Adam Schiff) and tried to put House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s role in the Capitol riot in proper perspective, naming McCarthy among the most villainous figures in American history and saying he should be put in a locked basement until he testifies before the January 6 select committee.
"What Kevin McCarthy has become is this villainous figure that is among the most villainous figures that have been in the history of the American republic. He has played a profoundly important role in… poisoning faith and belief in democracy"-@SteveSchmidtSES w/@NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/c0lscTPcch
— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) January 14, 2022
You idiots. The f'ing NERVE to tweet this out, by a guy who protects pedophiles, and while Adam Schiff is featured. Schiff is one of the biggest corrupt friggin liars I have ever seen. MSNBC does not live in reality.
— sarainitaly 🇺🇸🇮🇹 (@sarainitaly) January 15, 2022
These people are lunatics. https://t.co/CtgfUg4iR0
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) January 15, 2022
Lunatic is a bit too kind
— The Doctor (@TheDoct0r_) January 15, 2022
That's a prerequisite to getting a show on MSNBC.
— mallen2010 (@mallen_2010) January 15, 2022
Steve Schmidt and Adam Schiff are definitely not villains though, nope. 🤡
— Blame Big Government (@BlameBigGovt) January 15, 2022
This grift and performance art is getting tiresome.
— Sarcastic Cupcake (@SarcasticCupcak) January 15, 2022
A bumbling Capitol Hill gladhander is actually the criminal mastermind? Cool plot device
— CTIronman (@CTIronman) January 15, 2022
"Kevin McCarthy" is the Big Baddie, guys.
— I'm To Blame (@im2blame4) January 15, 2022
The next Republican is always the worst ever. 🤪
— Dr. J.J. by the Bay (@flagg_colonel) January 15, 2022
Imagine thinking more than 40% of Americans could name McCarthy.
— Douglas Lukasik (@DouglasLukasik) January 15, 2022
They’re playing the “DeMoCrAcy Is DyInG” card hard now. It got them the majority in 2018, it rid them of Trump, and they are hoping it saves them catastrophic loss in 2022.
— Jenny Jupitee. (@jennyjupite) January 15, 2022
Democracy itself is on the line — if insurrectionist Republicans win the House in November, they’ll install Donald Trump as supreme leader and it will be the end of democracy in America.
Mediaite notes that Schmidt also said that McCarthy should be handcuffed and put in a locked basement until he testifies before the committee.
Steve Schmidt: Kevin McCarthy Should be Handcuffed and Put in a 'Locked Basement' Until He Testifies https://t.co/V1yKuXuk2e
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) January 15, 2022
Isn’t Kevin McCarthy a little old for one of Project Lincoln’s sick dungeon fantasies? https://t.co/vDWWgcra47
— JON MILLER (@MillerStream) January 15, 2022
Isn’t he a little too old for @ProjectLincoln?
— Go Irish (@sjenk26) January 15, 2022
What is it with these social climbers and their sick BDSM fantasies?!
— Dr. Mark Facebook ⚕ (@MarkFaceBk) January 15, 2022
Arent they supposed to post their weird sex fantasies on Tumblr and not MSNBC?
— DTX (@RickyTanner16) January 15, 2022
Probably not the best take for someone previously associated with the Lincoln Project.
— Brian Knotts (@brianknotts) January 15, 2022
Having a normal one
— Morty The Mortician (@MorticianMor) January 15, 2022
The words of a Constitutional scholar
— MerriAnn McLain (no, just no) (@mclain_merriann) January 15, 2022
I’ll say one thing for Schmidt, looks like he’s truly living the good life in that big house grifting off all that LP money he and his so called “Conservative Republican Never Trumper” buddies are raking in from Never Trump Republicans and eager Democrat suckers for the cause.
— Bama_Girl2022 🇺🇸 (@Bama_Girl2020) January 15, 2022
He left the Lincoln Project when the heat was on but he kept all of his cable news contributor gigs.
If anyone belongs locked in a basement, it’s President Biden until we can figure out what exactly is going on.
Steve Schmidt on MSNBC still calling January 6 a ‘murderous insurrection’ https://t.co/VB308N9a3P
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 15, 2021