Actor Rob Reiner weighed in on the tense political climate during MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show” where he asserted that the supporters of former President Donald Trump need to be stopped.
The actor said that he believes Trump’s supporters “not hesitate to use guns,” and that they are planning to overthrow the government, according to a report in Breitbart News.
“There was an insurrection,” Reiner said. “There was an attempt to overthrow the government. Now to put it in context, let’s say, for instance, a guy goes in to rob a bank, and he fails.
“You’re still breaking the law. You’re trying to rob a bank. That’s what happened. They tried to rob this country of its due process and the election.
“They went and tried to steal an election, and they tried to overthrow the government. That’s against the law. That breaks federal law. We need the DOJ to prosecute that.
“Unless they prosecute that, we’re giving the rights for people to just do it again, and they will. So we need two things, we need to prosecute the people responsible, and we need to pass voting rights.”
Reiner seemed to be focusing on the Jan. 6 demonstrations that devolved into a breach of the capitol building. Unfortunately, opinions still differ greatly on whether the protesters were invited into the Capitol building.
“We already know what’s out there,” Reiner went on. “We know about the PowerPoint presentation. We know about Eastman’s memo on how to overthrow the government.
“It’s all out there. You know, it’s not just a smoking gun. There’s a smoking arsenal out there. It’s very prosecutable. It should be done. If it’s not done, then we basically are handing our democracy over.”
Reiner concluded, “Now think about this, there’s never been a sitting president of the United States that has attempted to overthrow the government. That’s what we have.
“It’s all out there in plain view. And we better pay attention because many people have said, this is a dress rehearsal, and Trump is still, you know, stirring things up and getting all his followers, you know, engaged, and these people are not hesitant to use guns.
“We’ve seen that in the past, and they’ll continue to do it, so we have to stop them now.”