MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski mocked Vice President Mike Pence for pushing baseless claims of Middle Eastern immigrants making their way north through Mexico — only to be undercut by President Donald Trump.
The vice president said it was “inconceivable” that Middle Easterners wouldn’t be among the thousands of migrants headed toward the U.S., but Trump later admitted there was no proof because there was “no proof of anything.”
“Very, very existential,” Scarborough said, as Brzezinski muttered in disbelief. “‘Nothing is real, and nothing to get hung about — Strawberry Fields forever.'”
The “Morning Joe” host said Pence was just the latest Trump official the president had played for a fool.
“We have certifiable, black-and-white proof here that Donald Trump makes the biggest fools of the people closest to them,” Scarborough said. “Poor Mike Pence.”
Brzezinski couldn’t spare any sympathy for the vice president.
“I don’t feel sorry for him,” she said. “He can make a choice.”
Scarborough insisted his sympathy was just a regional expression, like “bless his heart.”
“I’m going to say it anyway because I’m a southerner,” he said. “Poor Mike Pence, he set out to make a fool of himself time and time again, and Donald Trump ends up, after he walks way out on that limb, sawing it off and watching him fall. Poor Mike Pence, he’s made a fool of himself again with a lie — same with Sarah Sanders.”
GOP senator blasted after immediately calling for vote on RBG replacement: ‘Only a ghoul would tweet something like this’
Embattled Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to move forward with a vote on whomever President Donald Trump nominates to replace Ruth Bader Ginsberg on the United States Supreme Court.
"This U.S. Senate should vote on President Trump's next nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court," McSally said.
McSally lost her 2018 bid for the United States Senate, but was appointed a senator anyway by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey. Polls show her trailing Democratic challenger and former astronaut Mark Kelly.
As the race is Special Election to fill a vacant seat, Kelly could be sworn in as early as November 30 if he prevails.
Mitch McConnell flattened by ex-White House official for plan to rush through Ginsburg replacement
Appearing with CNN host Anderson Cooper, former White House adviser David Gergen rained hell on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) after he announced he would rush through a vote on a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just hours after it was announced she had passed away.
Gergen, who served in the White House under both Republican and Democratic presidents seemed beside himself with anger when he talked about McConnell who notoriously blocked Merrick Garland from the court after being nominated by former President Barack Obama.
"Mitch McConnell has just thrown down the gauntlet, we're going to have a titanic fight over this," Gergen exclaimed. "Yes, as Jeffrey [Toobin] has said, it will mobilize a lot of people on the right, the hunger still to overturn Roe vs Wade to get social issues on the 6-3 court, they will think Donald Trump has delivered on his promises."
Brit Hume urges Trump not to ‘put the country through this’ by replacing RBG before the election
Fox News contributor Brit Hume reacted to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by cautioning Republican leaders against replacing the liberal icon before the November election.
Hume made the remarks on Fox News after noting that both President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have previously vowed to hypothetically have a nominee approved before the election.
"Lindsey Graham back in 2018... said that even if were were just into the primary season, he would not want to see a nominee advance in the election year," Hume explained. "I think the circumstances may have changed since [McConnell] outlined that."