Steve Kerr on storming of U.S. Capitol, congratulates WNBA & calls out Republican senators

The Golden State Warriors head coach spoke prior to Wednesday night's game about the violence in Washington D.C., the results of the Georgia's Senate runoff elections and also calls out Senators Cruz, Rubio and Hawley.

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STEVE KERR: I started the day thinking about how we were going to guard Lou Williams without fouling him and suddenly that didn't seem quite as important when I turned the TV on, you know as shootaround was beginning, so a pretty clear reminder that, you know the truth matters. We've been talking about this for years, but the truth matters in our country and anywhere in any circumstance because of the repercussions if we allow lies to-- to spread. And if we enable people in power to lie. You all of a sudden have millions of people who are doubting an election that was certified in every state.

We had eight million, seven to eight million more people vote for Biden than for Trump. Every state has certified those results. Every court appeal has been turned down. A legitimate election is suddenly questioned by millions of people, including many of the people who are leading our country in government, because we've decided to, over the last few years allow lies to be told. So this is who we are. This is, you know you reap what you sow.

I'm really proud of so many people in sports. I think the WNBA players are going to go down in history for their leadership in helping Raphael Warnock get elected, by exposing some of Kelly Loeffler's misdeeds. They called attention to it, and I think it played a big role in the election, and there's no getting around that fact.

So I think it's amazing that athletes today, WNBA players, NBA players, athletes from all different sports are comfortable and confident in speaking their minds, and trying to help create change in this country, in areas where they feel change is needed. So it's very, very inspiring.

I think the last thing I would say on this topic is I wish that people like Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio, and Josh Hawley, had to do pregame media before they meet in Congress. It would be great for them to have to answer the question, are you happy now. Where is there-- is the line, do you keep moving the line back, or like does this change anything or are you going to continue to enable. So maybe they should do pregame media. Maybe even like an end of first quarter of the session interview while Congress is meeting. I would like that.