'Sad and pathetic': Morning Joe blasts 'jackass' GOP senators voting for tax bill that 'steals' from the young
Joe Scarborough (MSNBC)

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough blasted Senate Republicans for abandoning their principles to vote for a budget-busting tax plan.


The "Morning Joe" host called out Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), who complained that retiring Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) was overly focused on discussing the bill's details

"Republicans have been bitching and moaning for 800 years that the tax code is too complex, the tax code is too complicated," Scarborough said. "It's just impossible to figure out everything in it, it needs to be simplified -- and yet they take this code they say is so complicated that nobody can figure it out and they don't have regular order."

He said the bill was being rushed to a vote, before its potentially devastating effects were known.

"They don't have any hearings, they don't have an experts, they go behind closed doors and have a handful of people trying to figure this out," Scarborough said. "Last night, I'm sorry, it's a jackass move to say, 'We got to get together in the morning.' Why?"

Scarborough said the tax reform bill would steal money from younger Americans and bust the budget to pay off Republican donors.

"Pat Roberts is mad at Bob Corker for -- get this, hold on, 2017 -- for calling a meeting because we're going to steal another $2 trillion, not from future generations but younger Americans," he said. "These guys are sad a pathetic, and if you vote for this bill, are you not a conservative and you have never been a conservative."