MSNBC’s Morning Joe chilled by Kavanaugh’s dark side: ‘Not a window into his soul that he would want to show people’
Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough (MSNBC)

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough saw a side of Brett Kavanaugh that he hadn't before, and he understands why the Supreme Court nominee keeps that part of himself hidden away.


The "Morning Joe" host was mystified that Kavanaugh would not agree to cooperate with an FBI investigation into decades-old sexual assault claims against him, and Scarborough said the hearing's most dramatic moment came when Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) challenged him to ask the Republican majority for a law enforcement probe.

"The Durbin moment about the FBI was startling," Scarborough said.

But the hearing's most revealing moment came when Kavanaugh lashed out at Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) when she asked if he'd ever blacked out from drinking, and the Supreme Court nominee later apologized for asking her whether she got that drunk.

"After he and Sen. Klobuchar were having a very respectful back and forth and, in fact, he even thanked her for the respectful back and forth, she asked him some questions about drinking, let him know that she had a history of it in her family," Scarborough said.

Kavanaugh turned the question back on her, with an angrily pinched expression, and Scarborough said the exchange revealed an inner darkness he hadn't seen before.

"It was a lapse, which he apologized for, but my gosh, not a window into -- not a window into his soul that he would want to show people," Scarborough said.