Sarah Isgur SCHOOLS Liberal ABC Panel on Their ‘Attack on Democracy’ Hypocrisy

With the one-year anniversary of the January 6 Capitol riots approaching, This Week spent approximately half their show obsessing on the topic. During their “Powerhouse Roundtable” guest and Dispatch staff writer Sarah Isgur ripped into the liberal panel on their hypocrisy. 

After discussing the ongoing House select committee investigation into the riot, the discussion then turned to the results of a newly released ABC/Ipsos poll, which showed a majority of Americans believe the attack on the Capitol threatened democracy. Host George Stephanopoulos asked Isgur if the January 6 committee would change the minds of Republicans who he bemoaned still did not blame former President Trump for the attack, according to the poll.

In response, Isgur went off on Stephanopoulos and the other Libs on the panel. Isgur said she was fully in support of the investigation and all the prosecutions which resulted from it. She then called out the left’s hypocrisy saying I’m deeply concerned by these numbers because what it says to me is that people on both sides are not ready to accept the results of the next election.” That didn’t sit well with Stephanopoulos who then blurted out in shock: “Both sides!?” 

Isgur, who clearly did her research on past polling before arriving at the ABC studios, replied with a truth bomb: 

I absolutely think that is the case. You look back at 2017, look at the ABC poll on whether Trump was legitimately elected. It was about six to eight points off of  this one right now. Not that far off. Hillary Clinton asked in 2017, was Trump legitimately elected? Point blank. She did not say yes. She said she had questions. You think Democrats, if Donald Trump runs again, if Donald Trump wins in 2024, you think Democrats are going to think he was legitimately elected? You gotta be kidding me.

Democracy for America CEO Yvette Simpson, apparently unaware of the violent riots throughout the Summer of 2020, jumped in to claim that support for political violence was “purely in the Republican camp.” 

Isgur then rebutted with more polling results to prove her point noting that “25 percent of Democrats said violence was acceptable in that poll in 2017, a third of Hillary Clinton voters said Donald Trump was not legitimately elected.” 

Despite the fact there was a riot in Washington, D.C. the day of Trump’s inauguration, Stephanopoulos and Simpson were quick to falsely suggest there wasn’t the same level of political violence in the aftermath of the 2016 election that we saw in 2021.

But Isgur made the point that the issue is a matter of escalation, and expressed her concern that if Donald Trump or another Republican is elected president, the roles could be reversed. “That is the escalation. And if you don’t think that’s going to happen in 2024, and that we need to be focused on that — both sides.” 

Closing out this portion of the segment, Simpson sought to deflect by urging the “need to be focused on today because this was a year ago and there has been very little action for the folks who were the masterminds, facilitators of this.” 

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To read the relevant transcript of this segment click “expand”:

This Week With George Stephanopoulos

1/2/2021

9:44:41 AM

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: What, if anything, though can this committee come up with that would change these minds we’re seeing right now? 

SARAH ISGUR: And that’s the problem. We’re very focused on January 6th. Again, I am all for every prosecution that’s going on. There are 700 indictments out there, that is good. But when I look forward to 2024, I’m deeply concerned by these numbers because what it says to me is that people on both sides are not ready to accept the results of the next election. 

STEPHANOPOULOS: Both sides? 

ISGUR: I absolutely think that is the case. You look back at 2017, look at the ABC poll on whether Trump was legitimately elected. It was about six to eight points off of  this one right now. Not that far off. Hillary Clinton asked in 2017, was Trump legitimately elected? Point blank. She did not say yes. She said she had questions. You think Democrats, if Donald Trump runs again, if Donald Trump wins in 2024, you think Democrats are going to think he was legitimately elected? You gotta be kidding me. 

YVETTE SIMPSON: There’s no precedent for that. I mean, this is purely in the Republican camp. The reality is that even the polls suggested the Democrats agree that this was not about democracy. This was about ruining democracy, not protecting it 

ISGUR: 25% of Democrats said violence was acceptable in that poll in 2017, a third of Hillary Clinton voters said Donald Trump was not legitimately elected. 

[Crosstalk]

STEPHANOPOULOS: They didn’t take the same kind of actions that we saw last time. 

SIMPSON: Exactly. There is no precedent for that.

ISGUR: Absolutely. That is the escalation. And if you don’t think that’s going to happen in 2024, and that we need to be focused on that — both sides..

SIMPSON: We need to be focused on today because this was a year ago and there has been very little action for the folks who were the masterminds, facilitators of this. And if we don’t– 

ISGUR: 700 indictments! 

SIMPSON: We can’t move forward without accountability, and this commission of the Department of Justice and anybody else with authority needs to send a clear message to anybody who’s looking at this. 

[Crosstalk]

ISGUR: There are trials going on! 

SIMPSON: This is not okay. It’s not okay.

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