MSNBC's Morning Joe shames Lindsey Graham for helping Trump send 'a clear call to racists' on birthright citizenship
Joe Scarborough (MSNBC)

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough mocked Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for debasing himself once again to serve President Donald Trump -- who apparently believes he can undo constitutional rights by executive order.


Graham cheered on Trump's suggestion that he could eliminate birthright citizenship guaranteed by the 14th Amendment with the stroke of a pen, and the South Carolina Republican promised to introduce legislation that would do the same thing.

"Another example of Lindsey Graham degrading himself for Donald Trump, he came out yesterday and was excited that Donald Trump was going to amend the Constitution with an executive order which, of course, even (Rep.) Paul Ryan said you can't do that," Scarborough said. "(Rep.) Justin Amash said you can't do that. George Conway, constitutional scholar, Kellyanne Conway's husband, said you can't do that."

The "Morning Joe" host said Graham -- an attorney -- should know better.

"I just wonder, what does the University of South Carolina School of Law think right now," Scarborough said. "What do they think that a guy that graduated from their program really thinks that you can tear up the 14th Amendment by signing an executive order?"

Scarborough said the senator likely does know better, but was just flattering the president for political gain.

"I don't think Lindsey thinks that, but it shows you how shameful he has become in (Sen.) John McCain's passing and how stupid Donald Trump thinks the American people are," he said. "It is a clear call to racists to come out and vote for his candidates."

"It's like Charlottesville every day," he said.