MSNBC's Joe Scarborough blamed the U.S. Capitol insurrection on white grievance, and said that fear of changing racial dynamics has remained largely unchanged since the 1950s.
The "Morning Joe" host said former president Donald Trump's supporters tried to overturn his election loss because they're not willing to share democratic power with the Black voters who backed President Joe Biden.
"It is remarkable that so much of this is all about an America that is changing, and certain people who cannot accept the change and don't understand that they're not going to be the majority in this country anymore, and it's fascinating," Scarborough said.
"I have been reading," Scarborough continued, "going back and reading Flannery O'Connor short stories, and one after another after another after another is written about white people in the '50s and early '60s adjusting to changes and not being able to understand what is happening around them in the South, and it is searing, of course, anybody that read Flannery O'Connor knows it's searing and at the same time you sit there and go, oh my God, here we are 50 years later and you still have characters from a 1962 or 1957 short story showing up on the front pages of our newspapers and storming U.S. Capitols because they just can't cope with the fact that we live in a constitutional republic, that democratic values still matter here."
"They're not always going to get their way," he added, "and that's part of the petulance, much of the petulance that you saw on Jan. 6 and still see."
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