The comments were made during a segment discussing the January 6 committee hearings, in anticipation of a new primetime hearing set for Thursday.
MSNBC political analyst Claire McCaskill, a former Democrat Senator from Missouri, suggested a way to drive home the impact of the claim President Trump was watching the Capitol riot live on TV from the White House as if the case was being tried in a courtroom.
“If I were trying this case I would put up in front of the jury what was actually on TV between 1:45 and 2:20 so they could re-live and remember what the president saw sitting in that small dining room off the Oval Office,” McCaskill said, saying she remembered “feeling physically ill” during that time along with “a disbelief, a shock to my system that this was happening in our country. And these were people that I cared about that were being threatened. I remember feeling so helpless. Imagine when you’re not helpless and you enjoy it [like Trump]?”