January 14

Transcript: The ReidOut, 1/12/22 - MSNBC


January 6th committee seeks information from House GOP Leader McCarthy; January 6th committee scrutinizing forged slates of electors; McCarthy threatens to punish Democrats if GOP retakes house


ARI MELBER, MSNBC HOST: What`s your favorite hobby about them, film or role because, boy, do we have a big list here around THE BEAT offices. Now, THE REIDOUT with Joy Reid is up next. Hi, Joy. JOY REID, MSNBC HOST: Hi. I was literally going to go on my phone and try to look it up to see if Javier Bardem -- was he in the film where they said, I drink your milk shake? I drink it up. Was he in that? No. MELBER: There will be blood. REID: There will be blood. MELBER: I don`t remember. I`ll say is that also has very intense performances. REID: It does. It does. I`m not going to die on the hill of saying he was in that film and it was a really great film and Javier Bardem is great. So, you`re very lucky to have interviewed him. Thank you, Ari, have a good evening. MELBER: I`ll see you, Joy. REID: Cheers. Okay, good evening, everyone. We begin THE REIDOUT tonight with big news from the select committee. They have officially requested cooperation from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in their investigation of January 6th. Now, while it`s not a subpoena, it is a necessary step given McCarthy`s extensive communications with Trump, including a phone call while the siege was underway. In fact, McCarthy discussed that call with CBS News in real- time during the attack and he made clear that Trump had to call off the mob. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) REP. KEVIN MCCARTHY (R-CA) (voice over): I had spoken to the president. I asked him to talk to the nation to tell them stop this. I was very clear with the president when I called him. This has to stop and he has to go to the American public and tell them to stop this. REPORTER: Leader McCarthy, the president of the United States has a briefing room steps from the Oval Office. It is -- the cameras are hot 24/7, as you know. Why hasn`t he walked down and said that now? MCCARTHY: I conveyed to the president what I think is best to do and I`m hopeful the president will do it. (END VIDEO CLIP) REID: Wow. Wow. And yet, the former president allowed that attack to proceed for 187 minutes. It is hard to fathom now but McCarthy even considered asking Trump to resign the presidency just days before the end of his term. McCarthy also claimed that Trump later accepted some responsibility for the insurrection, though Trump...

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