But the host of MSNBC’s “All In” warned of the chilling consequences had the lawsuit succeeded, saying “it would have represented the worst crisis for the country since secession, and I don’t think that’s an overstatement.”
“If you live in a country where the state apparatus can successfully overturn an election to keep the ruling regime in power, even when it loses, you do not live in a democracy,” said Hayes. “You live in a dictatorship.”
He later likened the attempt to steal the election for Trump to “holding a loaded gun to American democracy.” “Just because the safety’s on now does not mean it will not fire the next time,” he said.
Check out Hayes’ full monologue above.