Rachel Maddow Tells Stephen Colbert She Expects Republicans Will ‘Do The Right Thing’ With Trump


Fresh off increasingly good ratings news Rachel Maddow took the stage with Stephen Colbert Monday night. The two stars basked in the mutual good fortune the miasma of Trump scandals has brought them. Toward the end of the interview, the two spoke — with obvious relish — about the Donald Trump end game.

For her part, Maddow said she expected Republicans would “do the right thing” when confronted with the facts.

“He can’t go on trial for obstruction of justice but he could be put on an impeachment trial by the House and the Senate,” said Colbert. “But do you think there is any chance that would happen if the Democrats do not get back the House and the Senate?”

“I try to not see it in partisan terms,” said Maddow “If it’s proven that the Department of Justice Inspector General or the FBI itself determines that the FBI Director was fired and other actions were taken to impede that investigation into the president and his campaign because he wanted that investigation to be knocked off course — it is hard for me to believe that Republicans would not rise above their party in that instance.”

Colbert seemed to like the idea, but worried that Trump had degraded everyone too much for that to be realistic.

“A lot of people’s standards and norms have lowered because Donald Trump is president,” he said. “My worry is that Donald Trump will just degrade everyone’s standards and morals as we pick sides”

Maddow took it home.

“We’re going to have to decide if we’re that country or not and I think we’re not,” she said to audience applause. “I think that people, when confronted with real issues of national interest, will do the right thing.”

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