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Kamala Harris will be the first woman, the first Black American, and the first Asian American to become vice president when she takes office on Inauguration Day. NBC News Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss reacts.
In his final hours in office, Trump made headlines by once again blowing off presidential norms and not participating in the transfer of presidential power to the incoming Biden administration. Peter Baker of The New York Times reacts.
With hours left in office, Trump ends his presidency with Washington, DC, on lockdown as Biden in Harris arrive to the nation's capital ahead of their inauguration.
Joy asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi what would her note to the outgoing president be: “Accept the results of the election, concede to the president, Joe Biden, and call off the terrorists you have unleashed."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that President Trump is 'an accessory' to the crime of murder: "When we talk about, 'did any of our colleagues collaborate?’ — that remains to be seen ... If they did, they would be accessories to the crime. The crime, in some cases, was murder. This president is an accessory to that crime."
Rachel Maddow points out that while it is unusual for a president to begin his term with no members of his cabinet confirmed by the Senate, in the wake of Donald Trump, many departments are accustomed to being led by acting secretaries who were never confirmed.
Rachel Maddow reports on President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris leading the first national memorial to Americans who died from Covid-19, as that number passes 400,000 without any acknowledgment from the outgoing Donald Trump.
Rachel Maddow reviews the collection of crises, court cases and criminal investigations Donald Trump faces and wonders if he, like many Americans, wishes he could take back the last four or five years.
On Trump's last day in office, he leaves in more disgrace than most modern presidents, dogged by more convictions of top advisers in his first term than any other president. As Trump faces late backlash, MSNBC's Ari Melber and The New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg discuss what it took to dent Trump's impunity.
Even though the Trump presidency is coming to an end, Joy says, “As rotten as Trump is, and he is rotten, he can happen again. I don’t know who needs to hear this, but this is who we are. Let’s just take these four years as a warning.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi weighed in on the damage done in the Capitol after Trump incited a mob to storm it: "The custodial staff rose to the occasion. They restored it all, without complaint. There is an injustice there that must be corrected. These terrorists, slobs, would come in here and desecrate this place and that these good people had to clean up their mess."
Eddie Glaude, the Chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University and MSNBC contributor shared the story of losing his close friend to Covid-19. Glaude said at the Covid-19 memorial, Kamala Harris and Joe Biden, “pulled the grief and regret out of the privacy of our hearts if just for a moment so that we could all share it.”
Dr. Kavita Patel: Covid memorial allows Americans to ‘grieve’ and ‘honor’ 400,000 lives lost to virus
MSNBC medical contributor Dr. Kavita Patel talks about the importance of the nationwide Covid-19 memorial, and how it honors each of the 400,000 Americans who have died of the virus showing that “they all matter.”
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., said he is feeling "pretty optimistic" Democrats in Congress will be able to pass legislation to accomplish their agenda even if they will have a slim majority in the Senate.
Andrew Weissmann, a former FBI general counsel, weighs in on President Trump’s last-minute pardons before he leaves office. Weissmann said Trump, “has no respect for his own constitutional powers and the history of the presidency.”
In an exclusive interview with Joy Reid, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed that President Trump "was a stain on our country" and "unworthy to be president."
NBC News' Pete Williams reports that about a dozen members of the National Guard have been relieved of duty after undergoing a vetting process ahead of the inauguaration of President-elect Biden.
President-elect Joe Biden became emotional as he spoke at the Major Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III National Guard Center in Delaware before departing for Washington, D.C. where he will be inaugurated as the next president of the United States.
Sen. Mitch McConnell opened the Senate floor by denouncing the mob that stormed the Capitol on January 6, saying that they were "provoked by the president" and "fed lies."
President Trump could issue dozens of pardons today. NBC's Peter Alexander and Washington Post White House Bureau Chief Philip Rucker join Stephanie Ruhle to discuss who is on that pardon list and how the president is spending his final hours in power.