The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

By Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC

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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.

Episode Date
Jan. 6th hearings highlight GOP threats to democracy

Tonight on the Last Word: Wisconsin Republicans refuse to seat dozens of Democratic appointees. Also, Secret Service agents have reportedly discussed Donald Trump’s Jan. 6 SUV outburst for over a year. Plus, district attorneys vow to not enforce criminal abortion laws. And Georgia Democrats seek to replicate their 2020 success in the upcoming midterms. Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Jennifer Rubin, Glenn Kirschner, Tim O’Brien, Sherry Boston, Jared Williams, Imani Gandy, Cliff Albright and Nsé Ufot join Dr. Jason Johnson.

Jul 02, 2022
Justice Jackson becomes first Black woman on SCOTUS

Tonight on the Last Word: Rep. Jim Clyburn says his daughters convinced him to ask then-candidate Joe Biden to commit to putting a Black woman on the Supreme Court. Also, The New York Times reports Cassidy Hutchinson told the Jan. 6 Cmte. she faced pressure from Trump allies. And Justice Jackson is sworn into office on the bible owned by Justice Harlan, the sole dissenting justice in Plessy v. Ferguson. Rep. Jim Clyburn, Dr. Jennifer Clyburn Reed, Paul Butler, Jill Wine-Banks and Isabel Wilkerson join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Jul 01, 2022
Trump White House counsel subpoenaed by Jan. 6th Cmte.

Tonight on the Last Word: The January 6th Committee subpoenas Trump White House Counsel Pat Cipollone. Also, eight Capitol police officers are suing Trump over the January 6 riot. Plus, many GOP-led states pass abortion bans without rape or incest exceptions. And a new video reveals a Russian strike on a mall in Ukraine. Rep. Jamie Raskin, Edward Caspar, Laurence Tribe, Michele B. Goodwin and fmr. Amb. Michael McFaul join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Jun 30, 2022
Witness: Trump knew Jan. 6 crowd was armed when he directed them to march to the Capitol

Tonight on the Last Word: Donald Trump attacks the credibility of Cassidy Hutchinson after her damning testimony before the January 6th Committee. Also, Mary Trump reacts to the claim of her uncle’s violent outbursts. Plus, the January 6th Committee shares messages received by witnesses and warns against witness intimidation. And votes are being counted in eight states. Rep. Adam Schiff, Barry Berke, Neal Katyal, Olivia Troye, David Cay Johnston, Tim O’Brien, Andrew Weissman and Steve Kornacki also join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Jun 29, 2022
Beto O’Rouke: Millions of Texans are ‘under attack’ because of Gov. Abbott

Tonight on the Last Word: Abortion becomes a critical election issue in Texas. Also, the January 6th Committee plans to hold a hearing on new evidence Tuesday. Plus, the SCOTUS abortion ruling is the first time the high court has taken a constitutional right away. And Stacey Abrams vows to reverse the Georgia abortion ban if elected. Beto O’Rourke, Andrew Weissman, Ken Dilanian, Mary Ziegler, Dahlia Lithwick and Lauren Groh-Wargo join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Jun 28, 2022
Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Tonight on the Last Word: The Supreme Court ends the federal right to abortion. Also, Sen. Tina Smith introduces a bill to codify abortion pill access. Plus, Justice Alito’s opinion relies on a jurist who executed “witches.” And restrictive abortion laws taking effect in some states have no exceptions for rape and incest. Cecile Richards, Michele Bratcher Goodwin, Dr. Ghazaleh Moayedi, Kelly Robinson, Sen. Tina Smith, Jill Elaine Hasday, Emily Bazelon, Rep. Katie Porter and Rep. Nikema Williams join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Jun 25, 2022