Drawing upon his experience as a former chief of staff on the Senate Finance Committee and as an Emmy-winning executive producer and writer of ‘The West Wing,’ Lawrence O’Donnell examines the compelling and impactful political stories of the day. Join him every weeknight.
Trump attacks election as state officials face death threats
Tonight on the Last Word: Donald Trump tries to destroy democracy and Republicans stay silent. Also, Robert Reich talks to Ali Velshi about the economic crisis and the dire need for Covid-19 relief. Plus, LaTosha Brown returns to discuss the importance of the senate runoff elections in Georgia. Concern grows with the lack of a Covid-19 vaccine distribution plan. And California hits a record number of new Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations. Tiffany Cross, Jonathan Capehart, Dr. Vin Gupta and Mayor Robert Garcia also join Ali Velshi.
Biden says he asked Dr. Fauci to be his chief medical adviser
Tonight on the Last Word: President-elect Joe Biden says he will ask the nation to wear masks for his first 100 days in office. Also, the U.S. hits a new record for new Covid-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations. Plus, constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe explains how Pres. Trump does not have the power to pardon himself. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham faces a possible investigation in Georgia into his phone call pressuring the Georgia secretary of state to toss legal ballots. And Republican leaders remain silent as Trump spreads false election claims. Eugene Robinson, Renée Graham, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Fmr. U.S. Attorney Michael J. Moore and Stuart Stevens join Lawrence O’Donnell.
McConnell weeps for GOP colleague, but not Covid-19 victims
Tonight on the Last Word: Donald Trump spouts election lies in a 46-minute Facebook rant as Lawrence points out there are no brave Republicans in DC standing up to Donald Trump. The brave Republicans are in Georgia. Also, Democrats introduce a bill to clarify that a president may not pardon himself or herself. Plus, Rep. Katie Porter talks to Lawrence about how she humiliated Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin in her five minutes of question time. Iran passes a law that would suspend U.N. inspections and boost uranium enrichment after the killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist. And Republicans worry about Trump’s impact on the Georgia runoffs. Eddie Glaude, Christina Greer, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Amb. Wendy Sherman and Lauren Groh-Wargo also join Lawrence O’Donnell.