MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace suggested Monday that former President Barack Obama needs to establish a “democracy hotline” to protect elections from Republicans.
But her suggestion was immediately shot down — by a Democrat.
What did Wallace say?
In the case of an election where the outcome is not known on Election Day, Wallace suggested Americans need a “democracy hotline” to protect them from Republicans, who she claimed intend to sow chaos in elections.
“I think we have to have a conversation as a country about how we might not know the next morning what happened,” Wallace began. “We might not know the day after that — and that is their point! That is their point!”
“They’re not all running to win — some of them will, unfortunately,” she claimed. “They are running to sow discord in America. And it will change everything.”
Fanning the flames of hysteria, Wallace even claimed “Election Day” may be renamed “Election Week” because of that alleged Republican chaos.
“What we are watching, and because it’s so slow, it’s so slow, we don’t cover it as a five-alarm fire, but it is,” Wallace said. “We are watching Republicans not just destroying democracy in the dark, breaking into election offices and plugging stuff in, we’re watching them do it from rally stages, debate stages. That’s where they’re doing it.”
The solution? According to Wallace, Obama needs to establish a “democracy commission” in which Chris Christie and Ben Ginsberg, two Republicans, man a “democracy hotline” akin to other crisis hotlines.
Former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D), however, was not buying what Wallace was trying to sell.
“It doesn’t take a commission,” she immediately told Wallace. “It just takes Republicans that have some character and integrity standing up [to those who question election outcomes].”
No word yet if Wallace believes Democrats — who openly questioned the 2000 and 2004 presidential election outcomes, among others — also require a hotline to ease their consternation with losing elections.