During Monday’s edition of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” the hosts analyzed a newly-released poll related to the Jan 6 insurrection, and they were shocked by the results and how bad it was for Donald Trump.
The survey, conducted after the first week of public hearings by the House select committee, shows that a solid majority of Americans think the former president should be prosecuted for his role in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
According to the poll, 58 percent of Americans —including one in five Republicans— believe Trump should be criminally charged for inciting the violence that day.
“You look at the number — only 19 percent of Republicans, let’s stop for a second and think about this,” host Joe Scarborough said. “In this world of small margins that we play by every election, whether it was 2016 or 2020, let’s just stop for a second and go, oh, wow. Only 19 percent of Republicans think he should be charged with a crime and go to jail. That’s one in five Republicans.”
“Now, I must say, I ran four times and won easily four times. But if one in five of my base thought I should have been charged with a crime and gone to jail, I mean, I would have gone and practiced law a lot earlier,” he continued. Again, this is starting to resonate, this is starting to sink in. I just — we love to knock around Washington institutions. I’m not saying you, but all of us, we love to talk about how ineffective people in Congress or committees are. This committee has gotten the truth out to the American people, and even at the beginning of the summer, they’re listening. That’s shocking to me.”
Watch the segment below from MSNBC: