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Sharpton Admits Truth on MSNBC: How Can Left Say Jan. 6 Was Wrong, But Not Anti-Semitic Campus Protests?

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MSNBC hosts and Reverend Al Sharpton discussed recent campus protests, arguing they undermine the Democratic position and lose the moral high ground.

While protesters claim to focus on issues in Gaza, the hosts assert the demonstrations have become more about the activists themselves than advancing their cause.

“How do the Democrats, how do all of us on that side say Jan. 6 was wrong, if you can have the same pictures going on on college campuses? You lose the moral high ground,” Sharpton said.

Mika Brzezinski said, “Good Lord, don’t make a parallel with Jan. 6!”

Sharpton said, “You lose the moral high ground.”

“That has happened though,” Joe Scarborough said.

The co-hosts agreed that protestors have been infiltrated by those seeking to incite violence and hatred rather than peacefully raise awareness.

“That’s the place we’ve all been sitting in, watching this, going, ‘What the hell is going on? What are these universities doing? Why aren’t they doing something?’ And I’ll echo the horror that this does look like January 6th. What a terrible example for our students,” Brzezinski said.

“It’s about them, it’s not about pushing the cause,” Sharpton said of the protestors. “They need to ask themselves if they were sincere. Are you really focusing on what’s going on in Gaza, about the children, about the women, about the innocent people, and in Israel?”

“Are you focusing on whether or not you are violent or whether or not you can say the most incendiary statement? How are you guiding this? It’s about them, and I think that they’ve lost the message,” Sharpton added.

“These people are here … because Jews are involved,” he said.

Both President Biden and former President Trump condemned the chaos and destruction, with Biden saying there is a right to protest but not to lawlessness.

“These are radical left lunatics, and they’ve got to be stopped now, because it’s going to go on and on, and it’s going to get worse and worse,” Trump said.

“There’s the right to protest, but not the right to chaos,” Biden said.

“Destroying property is not a peaceful protest. It’s against the law,” Biden said. “Vandalism, trespassing, breaking windows, shutting down campuses, forcing the cancellation of classes and graduations. None of this is a peaceful protest.”

“I also condemn those that don’t know what’s going on with the Palestinians.”

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