Mika Brzezinski: 'Fascists...Dominate the Trump Wing of Today's Republican Party'

Susan Jones | June 27, 2022 | 6:36am EDT
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MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski slams Republicans as "fascists," says Democrat Paraty is the only one that "can stem this continued rise of fascism." (Photo: Screen grab)
MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski slams Republicans as "fascists," says Democrat Paraty is the only one that "can stem this continued rise of fascism." (Photo: Screen grab)

(CNSNews.com) - On the brink of tears, quivering with outrage, Democrat activist Mika Brzezinski told viewers of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Monday that "the Trump wing of today's Republican Party" are "a group of fascists."

She was reacting to last week’s Supreme Court ruling sending abortion decisions back to the states.

"So what does Donald Trump's America look like?" Brzezinski asked:

"In reality, it looks like a 13-year-old rape and incest victim being ordered by the state to have a forced birth of her rapist's baby. That's where we are in 2022.

“And for all the Democratic Party's flaws, they're the only party that can stem this continued rise of fascism. Register and vote! Work toward an overwhelming majority that can protect your body, protect your freedoms, and just may save our country."

Brzezinski used the word "fascist" or "fascism" six times in an emotional rant remarkable for its bitterness and scorn.

(But at least she was honest about the Democrat Party being "too woke, too elitist, too disconnected from the realities of working Americans.")

Here is a transcript of her remarks:

"I've been hearing from women all over the country and even around the world. This is devastating. And I, you know, they asked me what we can do, and I've got two words, please vote.

“It was Winston Churchill who said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others that have been tried, and the same might be said of the Democratic Party at this point. Democrats somehow managed to get the most votes and lose the most elections, but they need more. Even when they win, they lose.

“It could be argued today's Democrats are too weak, too fragile, too woke, too elitist, too disconnected from the realities of working Americans, and yet the Democratic Party is the world's last best hope against fascism -- against an extreme, autocratic, anti-woman, an anti-gay, anti-contraception, anti-freedom collection of fas-cists [she drew out the word] who dominate the Trump wing of today's Republican Party.

“A group of fascists who even refuse to investigate the violent riots that their president launched on January 6th to overthrow a legitimately elected president. Why? Because they are fascists.

“And now they're claiming control over your bodies, your health, your life. And they've promised they're coming next to take away your birth control pills and even what you do with another consenting adult in the privacy of your own bedroom.

“To call Trump's Republican Party and Trump's Supreme Court extreme understates the danger these institutions pose to American freedom, to our democracy.

“They are fascists who have contempt for what 70 percent of Americans believe about Roe v. Wade, what 90 percent of Americans believe about universal background checks, and what you believe about your right to control your own body and your life.

“So what does Donald Trump's America look like?

“Joe sort of described it there. In reality, it looks like a 13-year-old rape and incest victim being ordered by the state to have a forced birth of her rapist's baby. That's where we are in 2022.

“And for all the Democratic Party’s flaws, they're the only party that can stem this continued rise of fascism. Register and vote. Work toward an overwhelming majority that can protect your body, protect your freedoms, and just may save our country."

Opinion 'sounded like Donald Trump's inaugural address'

A short time later, historian Michael Beschloss joined "Morning Joe," saying, "I certainly agreed with what Mika said at the beginning about fascism. This is fascist in many ways.”

"That opinion sounded like Donald Trump's inaugural address, which was basically, I've got the power, and if you're in a majority that doesn't like it, it's tough luck. I'm here. You're now about to have...big government in a way that we have never seen before.”

Beschloss painted an imaginary picture:

"If a woman is in a hospital room having a miscarriage, and let's say one of the people in the room is upset by what he or she is seeing because they've read Dobbs, they've read this rule, so what are they going to do, they're going to call 911. The police are going to come into the hospital room with magnifying glasses, saying, is this an abortion or not? We're going to call the prosecutor.

“These so-called small government conservatives, the five, but particularly the three Trump appointees, are showing that they're actually on the side of Orwell, they're on the side of autocracy. They want Americans reporting on one another, spying on one another.

“If this extends to contraception, as you were saying, Joe, two people are in a bedroom with a door closed, is there going to be someone outside saying they're going to use contraception, it's illegal, I'm going to call the cops. You know, where is this going to end?

"And one other thing I would like to say, these three Trump justices you were asking about, is the court going to be seen as illegitimate? The court is I think, as of Friday hated by many people in this country, and it makes me extremely sad to say that.”

Civil war?

Host Joe Scarborough, Mika's husband and (converted) fellow liberal, faulted the Supreme Court conservatives for the "confrontational" tone of the Dobbs ruling: "I've got to say, more than any Supreme Court decision I've ever read, it was -- even the language, there was a violence to the reasoning -- we win, you lose. We're taking away these rights, and there's nothing you can do about it.

"Please, if somebody disagrees with me, please let me know where a court has overruled a right that's been in place for 50 years and done so in such an aggressive manner with absolutely no grace and absolutely no outreach to their legal or ideological opponents," Scarborough said.

Beschloss chimed in again:

"Right. This is authoritarian. They're trying to say, essentially, you in America who don't like the fact that we on the Supreme Court can basically shove down your throat something that a majority of you don't like, this is the new reality and you're going to have to deal with it.

"You know, Mika said at the beginning of the hour, she used the word fascism, some people are going to find that a strong word. I find it a descriptive word because that's the essence of what we're talking about, which is a small minority essentially trying to dominate the politics of the country.

“And by the way, look at Dred Scott, look at other countries, when there's this angry tyranny by the minority, I think you put it perfectly, Joe, it oftentimes leads to civil war. I pray that that does not happen in our beloved country.”

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