Former Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillRepublicans may regret restricting reproductive rights Sunday shows preview: States deal with fallout of Ida; Texas abortion law takes effect Giuliani to stump for Greitens in Missouri MORE (D-Mo.) said she and her family will start a new Fourth of July tradition on Friday — watching video of the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
McCaskill, an MSNBC contributor, told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” that her family would watch The New York Times’ 40-minute in-depth visual investigation of what led to the riots that led to five deaths.
“We’re going to start a new family tradition in my family,” McCaskill said. “On the Fourth of July and every Fourth of July going forward, we’re going to watch that video The New York Times put together of January 6.”
The Time’s investigation, called “Day of Rage: An In-Depth Look at How a Mob Stormed the Capitol,” provided a deep look into what happened on Jan. 6.
The former senator shared the project to Twitter on Thursday with the caption “I beg you. Please watch this. And don’t forget.”
I beg you. Please watch this. And don’t forget.— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) June 30, 2021
Day of Rage: An In-Depth Look at How a Mob Stormed the Capitol - The New York Times https://t.co/mN66hMdJ5K
Among the investigation’s findings, the Times found that rioters were able to breach the Capitol at eight different points.
The investigation also found that most of the rioters were acting individually as opposed to the attack being planned, though some members of militia groups appeared ready for a confrontation.
McCaskill’s comment garnered less than ideal responses on Twitter. Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainComedian Norm Macdonald dies following battle with cancer: report Meghan McCain joins Daily Mail as columnist 'The View' plans series of conservative women as temporary McCain replacements MORE, co-host of “The View,” tweeted “this is so stupid. Like so stupid.”
This is so stupid. Like so stupid. https://t.co/eJaHAAdw5z— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) July 2, 2021
Jonah Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Dispatch, expressed shock on Twitter.
“My jaw dropped when I saw this this morning. It was so weird,” Goldberg tweeted
My jaw dropped when I saw this this morning. It was so weird. https://t.co/BSaPOf9MlA— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahDispatch) July 2, 2021
generally i go with A League of their Own https://t.co/4Ig1pjYMYp— elizabeth bruenig (@ebruenig) July 2, 2021
I mean I found the Q Shaman's unexpected ascension to the Senate presidency and his brief but glorious reign as inspiring as anyone -- a Mr. Smith Goes to Washington for the 21st Century, if you will -- but this seems a bit excessive: https://t.co/o99NMIAfKf— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) July 2, 2021