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Video: On “All in With Chris Hayes,” Former Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA05) Says “Team Normal Was “Late…to the National Bar Fight Between Facts and Fantasy”

"Individuals might be getting brave now, they  might be coming out now after being quiet for so long, but Trump isn't going away."

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Important and wise words by former Rep. Denver Riggleman last night on “All In With Chris Hayes”:

  • “Well, ‘Team Normal’ was ‘Team Quiet’. You know, I’ve talked about the bar fight analogy and I’ve been in a few of them…I’ve been in a few bar fights; it’s the guys who stay in the corner and jump in right as you’re getting your ass kicked, you know. And that’s the problem that we have—we have these guys that were late to sort of the national bar fight between facts and fantasy.”
  • “And if at some point we…don’t have people in politics that are willing to stand up and serve through facts rather than serve I would say pandering to a base that has been radicalized through hyperbole and outrage and apocalyptic conspiracies and things like ‘Stop the Steal’ that was just pumped into sort of the Republican base, we’re going to have a real problem.”
  • “And I know a lot of people are smelling blood in the water. The two hearings were fantastic, they were really well done…they were facts-based. But facts-based isn’t going to matter if 10 of millions of people think that the ‘Deep State’… playing around in the basement trying to harvest blood for adenachrome, that’s a difficult thing to overcome.”
  • “So I think they smell blood in the water…but people need to be careful. Individuals might be getting brave now, they  might be coming out now after being quiet for so long, but Trump isn’t going away. And I think we have to be even more diligent to create a facts-based way forward.”

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