'Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch': Maddow mocks neo-Nazis bankrupted by legal fees
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Nazis are going bankrupt because of civil suits against them for their involvement in the Charlottesville, Virginia riots and MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said, sarcastically, that it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch.

Monday, Maddow kicked off her show talking about known neo-Nazi Richard Spencer, who can't even pay his lawyers.

"It's very stressful and very costly," Spencer recently told USA Today, while also saying that it has taken a toll on him.

"Along with the constant stress, the lawsuit," he says, "cost thousands of dollars to defend." By June 2020, Spencer told the court that the case against him has been "financially crippling."

Spencer's legal options are he must defend himself or get a court-appointed attorney. He opted for the former.

"You say he's representing himself?" asked Maddow. "Serving as his own lawyer? You don't say. Whatever else has happened in your life today, I bequeath you this, little warm fuzziness, the Nazis are representing themselves in court, acting as their own lawyers. That always works out great. Good for them. Couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch."

She noted that another Charlottesville person is being forced to find other legal options after his lawyers quit because he started spewing anti-Semitic threats against one of the lawyers for the plaintiffs.

Other neo-Nazis involved in different cases have been able to hold onto their lawyer, Maddow said, because the lawyer "agrees with them because he himself wants to 'oppose Jewish influence in society.'"

See Maddow's opener below:

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