Steve Schmidt Says ‘No Forgiveness’ For Republicans Who Supported Election Challenges: ‘Their Shame Will Last Forever’

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Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt said there will be “no forgiveness” for Republicans who supported President Donald Trump’s efforts to challenge the results of the presidential election.

Appearing on Tuesday morning’s “MSNBC Live,” Schmidt blamed congressional Republicans who voted to challenge the Electoral College certification of President-elect Joe Biden for the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

“The winners write history, and they’re the losers and they’re the architects of sedition, and insurrection, violence and death,” Schmidt told anchor Stephanie Ruhle.


“147 members of Congress, all Republicans, all white, rose to throw out millions of black votes,” he said. “How many companies in this country have signed pledges in favor of racial justice, supporting Black Lives Matter? I don’t see how they can ever make a donation again that goes to any of those members who sought to reimpose Jim Crow on this country.”

“They have incited violence,” he continued. “They have participated in the big lie. They have poisoned democracy. The shame of the people around Trump who have participated in the shaping of the great American catastrophe over the last four years will be held to account.”

Schmidt went on to predict that pro-Trump Republicans would have a difficult time seeking jobs and getting donations from corporations.

“They will not write their history,” he said. “We will write their history. And their shame will last forever. They are carved like etching into granite, granite, onto history’s list of villains in the country.”

The anti-Trump Lincoln Project co-founder, who has so far managed to avoid direct questions about sexual abuse allegations surrounding Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver, declared there would be “no forgiveness” for the likes of White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows or Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Josh Hawley of Missouri, or Ted Cruz of Texas. (RELATED: Media, Democrats Quickly Abandoned Joe Biden’s Push For ‘Unity’)

“Winners write the history, Steve,” Ruhle said in response. “And I’ve got a feeling, if any of those companies try to forget, Steve Schmidt and the Lincoln Project’s gonna remind you.”

Schmidt in December compared a peaceful pro-Trump rally in Washington D.C. to blackshirts or brownshirts from Fascist Italy or Nazi Germany in the “1920s or 1930s.”