On Episode 79 of War Room: Impeachment Stephen K. Bannon, Raheem Kassam, and Jason Miller discussed Representative John Lewis’ ‘Right Side of History’ statement on the House floor.
John Lewis took the floor and gave the following statement:
“Madam speaker, I rise with a heavy heart to support this resolution. When we came to Washington in 1961 to go on the freedom rides, we chose that day. When we came here on August 28, 1963, for the March on Washington, it was joyful. We met with a young president, president John Fitzgerald Kennedy. When we came here on August 6, 1965 for the signing of the voting rights act, we were excited, hopeful. We met president Lyndon Johnson. But today, this day, we didn’t ask for this. This is a sad day. It is not a day of joy. Our nation is founded on the principle that we do not have kings. We have presidents. And the Constitution is our compass. When you see something that is not right, not just, not fair, you have a moral obligation to say something, to do something. Our children and their children will ask us what did you do? What did you say? For some this vote may be hard. But we have a mission and a mandate to be on the right side of history.”
“A mission and a mandate to be on the right side of history,” Kassam emphasized the Congressman’s closing line.
Rep. John Lewis: "When you see something that is not right, not just, not fair, you have a moral obligation to say something, to do something …. We have a mission and a mandate to be on the right side of history." pic.twitter.com/PWFaudQNOb
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 18, 2019
Miller noted: “I know in Washington when you have a legendary member of Congress like a John Lewis – a very historical figure in race relations in the U.S., like you said someone who was colleagues with MLK – there’s kind of a default where they give a lot of respect. They say this is someone who we really need to hear and listen to. I’m sorry, did President Trump go and kill a bunch of people? There’s absolutely nothing there. They’re talking about this pivotal moment in history and literally not one of these sixteen witnesses they brought into Schiff’s downstairs speakeasy or that they hauled out in front of these committees had one shred of proof President Trump did a single thing wrong.”
“If you notice what they try to sell all day long,” Bannon said, “the Republicans kept hitting them with it’s rushed, its Schiff’s thing, the SCIF. And [Democrats] kept coming back to ‘he’s a clear and present danger because he’s trying to do it now for 2020 into this election.’ That’s what they default on. You don’t think it rises to that level? You’re not buying it?”
“No,” Miller responded. “Because again, President Trump didn’t do anything wrong.”
“Even if you play devil’s advocate here and say you don’t like President Trump, ‘well he must of done something wrong because I voted for Hillary Clinton and she didn’t win.’ There’s been nothing proven that President Trump did anything wrong. So to go and make these allegations that this is the right side of history – okay, so what’s the evidence? You don’t have any evidence, because there isn’t anything.”