Tom Daschle: Biden, Schumer, McConnell have a combined '100 years of working together'

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the standoff between Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell over an organizing resolution, and the prospects for bipartisanship in a 50-50 senate. When I look at the three leaders, President Biden, Chuck Schumer, and Mitch McConnell, they have almost a century of Senate service, a century. That’s 100 years of working together in various ways,” Daschle says. “If a century of service in the senate doesn’t serve as a fact

Source: MSDNC, Tom Daschle: Biden, Schumer, McConnell have a combined ‘100 years of working together’

Biden Press Secy. Jen Psaki announces efforts to combat domestic violent extremism

Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced efforts the Biden administration will be taking to combat the “growing national security threat” of domestic violent extremism. Included in these efforts, the Director of National Intelligence will be asked to complete a “comprehensive threat assessment” in the country.

Source: MSDNC, Biden Press Secy. Jen Psaki announces efforts to combat domestic violent extremism

Hayes: Senate Dems have a choice—accept ‘unity’ or use their power to improve America

Chris Hayes: “Democrats are going to have to choose really soon: do they roll over for phony calls for unity that absolve the Republican Party for its trespasses against American democracy? Or, do they wield the rare power they have won through democratic means to repair democracy and people’s lives?”

Source: MSDNC, Hayes: Senate Dems have a choice—accept ‘unity’ or use their power to improve America

Yamiche Alcindor: We’ll ask tough questions, but the White House won’t ‘make up alternative facts’

On the Biden Administration’s first day in office and their relationship with the press, Yamiche Alincdor says “We’re going to ask tough questions, I’m going to ask tough questions. But at least we’re in a situation where they’re saying we’re going to level with you. We’re not going to lie to you upfront …”

Source: MSDNC, Yamiche Alcindor: We’ll ask tough questions, but the White House won’t ‘make up alternative facts’

Elizabeth Neumann says Republicans need to hold themselves accountable for their roles in the Jan 6th siege

Elizabeth Neumann, former Assistant Secretary of counterterrorism and threat prevention at DHS, calls out the roles Republicans played in the insurrection and says that it is incumbent upon them to debunk the lies. She notes it is very difficult to stop radicalization without acknowledgement from within.

Source: MSDNC, Elizabeth Neumann says Republicans need to hold themselves accountable for their roles in the Jan 6th siege

Dems won more votes than the GOP in 7 of the past 8 elections

Not only did more Americans vote for the candidate running against Donald Trump twice, but America has been more blue than red for a long time. Now that Biden has assumed office, MSNBC’s Ari Melber points out that Democratic candidates have won more total votes than Republicans in seven of the last eight elections, despite Republicans having a built-in advantage due to a variety of structural reasons.

Source: MSDNC, Dems won more votes than the GOP in 7 of the past 8 elections