MSNBC's Hayes Rejoices in 'Victory' of Iran Sanctions Bill Being Derailed

On Friday's All In show on MSNBC, host Chris Hayes rejoiced in the "victory" of the Iran sanctions bill in the Senate being stifled, as the MSNBC host expressed his hope that viewers of the show had helped derail the bill, encouraging audience members to "pour yourself a cold one" because "you've earned it."

 

After reading a brief item recounting a court ruling against Pennsylvania voting laws, Hayes segued:

And another victory to end this week, although not quite as crisp and clear as what happened today in Pennsylvania. A flurry of reports from Capitol Hill, showing the momentum for a New Iran sanctions bill has stalled. A sanctions bill that could derail the best shot we've had at ending Iran's nuclear program peacefully.

After recounting news reports that the Iran bill has been held up, he referred back to last Wednesday's show when he appealed to viewers to urge Senate Democrats to oppose the new sanctions as he rejoiced:

We'd like to think our passionate and dedicated All In viewers helped make that happen, so pour yourself a cold one this weekend, "In"-ers, you've earned it. We'll be right back.

Below is a complete transcript of the item from the Friday, January 17, All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC:

CHRIS HAYES: And another victory to end this week, although not quite as crisp and clear as what happened today in Pennsylvania. A flurry of reports from Capitol Hill, showing the momentum for a New Iran sanctions bill has stalled. A sanctions bill that could derail the best shot we've had at ending Iran's nuclear program peacefully.

Greg Sargent reporting that an anonymous Democrat who favored the sanctions bill told him, quote, "At the moment, there's no rush to put the bill on the floor. I'm not aware of any deadline in anyone's head." President Obama met with Senate Democrats Wednesday to push them not to vote for sanctions while he's trying to negotiate a deal in direct talks with Iran.

Wednesday night, on this show, we put together a handy graphic so that you'd know if your Senator was among the 16 Democrats who were supporting the bill? Today, Steve Bennett reports "a Senate staffer" told him that "public pressure has also increased, with more voters contacting the Hill with phone calls and e-mails voicing opposition to the bill."

We'd like to think our passionate and dedicated All In viewers helped make that happen, so pour yourself a cold one this weekend, "In"-ers, you've earned  it. We'll be right back.

--Brad Wilmouth is a news analyst at the Media Research Center. Click here to follow Brad Wilmouth on Twitter.