WATCH: Joe Scarborough Calls on Federal Judges to Impose Harshest Sentences Possible on MAGA Insurrectionists

In the days following the January 6th insurrection, nearly all GOP lawmakers called for the rioters to be harshly punished. But over the last month or so, their stance has been softening. Harsh punishment for the insurrectionists would be seen as an indictment on Donald Trump. And the main goal of the party is to protect Trump at all costs.

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The former president took the insurrection gaslighting a step further this weekend. During a Sunday talk with Maria Bartiromo, he called rioter Ashli Babbitt an innocent, wonderful and incredible woman.

On his Monday show, Joe Scarborough called for the gaslighting to stop. And the best way to do that, the host said, is to throw the book at the people who participated in the riots.

The MSNBC host told viewers:

“This was a full-on riot. This was an insurrection. If they look up the definition of conspiracy to commit sedition, it can’t line up more tightly and neatly than this. This is a riot that is meant to do one thing, at the president’s guidance, to stop the count, to stop the count of the Electoral College that was going on inside this building, and they were willing to try to beat police officers to death, to bludgeon them with American flags, to do anything they could do, including calling for the hanging of the vice president to stop this count.”

Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC:

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