Last updated on January 31, 2022
On Friday, MSNBC’s Malcolm Nance appeared on “The Dean Obeidallah Show” on SiriusXM, and claimed that if Republicans win the November elections, and take control of the House and Senate, “the American experiment is over.”
During an exchange about the current tensions between Russia and Ukraine, Nance first discussed the means by which one can identify a real military threat versus less serious posturing. Following that, however, Nance suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin sees value in “giving the Republicans ammunition to topple the American government this November.”
Nance then stated that if “the Republicans win power this November, that’s it; the American experiment is over; it is the basis for autocracy.” He added that Republicans would “make Trump Speaker of the House and use that as a springboard to make him president, and then there will never be another free or fair election in the United States. Putin understands that.”
OBEIDALLAH: It seems to be, and tell me [if] this is right, and what you can share, it looks like they’re building the infrastructure to keep a military there and to logistically be able to supply it doing more than military games. Is that [accurate]?
NANCE: Well, you know, I’m a big believer in what we call unambiguous intelligence indicators, because I’ve seen a few in my time. Most of the time, you see big threats, and those big threats have no legs. A good example is a historical model — 1990, you know, 1990 Iraq threatens Kuwait, moves 125,000 soldiers onto the border, but, you know, when they did that, they had no logistics tail, they had no command and control structure, they had no ammunition. And when we started suddenly realizing this game was on is when millions of metric tons of ammunition started moving out of every weapon depot there, and logistics started bringing down food, water, and then the commanders started appearing in their battle commands out in the field. That was unambiguous; we knew an invasion was coming, and it was not going to stop — same thing here. Putin may have started this as a test, right, to see if Joe Biden would fold almost immediately.
You have to [see] another thing: Putin also understands the opportunity of having a Republican, you know, giving the Republicans ammunition to topple the American government this November. And I don’t say that lightly. If the Republicans win power this November, that’s it; the American experiment is over; it is the basis for autocracy. They, you know, they’ll follow through with their threat to make Trump Speaker of the House and use that as a springboard to make him president, and then there will never be another free or fair election in the United States. Putin understands that. By giving Biden this crisis, he gets the Republicans like Tucker Carlson, and all of these other people, who is acting as a propagandist for Putin.
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