MSNBC's Morning Joe scorches Mitch McConnell for urging Dems to 'quit showboating' and pay for Trump's wall
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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough shamed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for cynically calling on congressional Democrats to compromise with President Donald Trump on the border wall.


The Kentucky Republican urged his Democratic colleagues to stop "showboating" and help the president negotiate a deal to end the government shutdown.

"Enough political spite," McConnell tweeted. "Enough showboating for 'the Resistance.' The President has produced a fair compromise that pairs full-year government funding with immigration policy priorities from both sides. It’s time to make a deal."

The "Morning Joe" host replied to McConnell's tweet late Wednesday, reminding the Senate majority leader he had blocked former President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee for nearly a year in an unprecedented legislative challenge of executive power.

"Merrick Garland. Now," Scarborough tweeted. "Merrick Garland. Forever."

"You killed the albatross," he added. "Wear it around your neck and keep lectures on obstruction and showboating to yourself."

Scarborough, a former Republican lawmaker who has left the party over Trump, has previously criticized McConnell for "changing history" by lying about blocking Garland.