The Internet on Tuesday lashed out at MSNBC and host Ari Melber after a network panel included former Congressman Jack Kingston -- even though it was reported just a day earlier that he had been kicked off CNN.
Kingston appeared during a panel discussion about the State of the Union Address, where he suggested that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had no authority to criticize President Donald Trump because she once worked as a coffee shop barista.
Melber defended hosting Kingston by saying it was "all part of the job."
We had a Dem Congressperson boycotting Trump's SOTU & a fmr GOP Congressperson supporting it & tried to press guest… https://t.co/eQeWwo2Kvn— Ari Melber (@Ari Melber) 1549411987.0
But MSNBC viewers expressed outrage on Twitter as soon as Kinston appeared on the air.
Read a sampling of the tweets below.
I can't believe Ari has Jack Kingston on.— Matt Murphy (@Matt Murphy) 1549407854.0
#JackKingston on @AriMelber? Are you kidding me Ari? Come on. He’s a repulsive paid sycophant. Click.— PugloverDeb. (@PugloverDeb.) 1549407889.0
Hey @AriMelber @MSNBC get that jack kingston off the air. Punk ass liar !!— Alex Mitros (@Alex Mitros) 1549407891.0
Jack Kingston? WTF are you doing, @AriMelber? #thebeat— Kyle (@Kyle) 1549407912.0
Seriously @msnbc @CNN gets rid of Jack Kingston cause he’s a lying, Trump ass-kisser & you immediately put him on y… https://t.co/dLOPdHZ4Fv— Lucy Got a Better 🇺🇸 😷 Yay Biden-Harris! (@Lucy Got a Better 🇺🇸 😷 Yay Biden-Harris!) 1549407917.0
Come on @AriMelber ... Jack Bootlicker Kingston? Your audience deserves better. #disappointing— MomsThoughts™BA, AAS, RN (@MomsThoughts™BA, AAS, RN) 1549407987.0
What the bloody f**k is that dbag @JackKingston doing on #thebeat? @arimelber He's got *no* credibility and is a pa… https://t.co/Oj64GusHbM— Rokey *Wear a Mask* 🇺🇸 TeamPelosi (@Rokey *Wear a Mask* 🇺🇸 TeamPelosi) 1549408009.0
WTF is #jackkingston doing on @TheBeatWithAri? Seriously, he was thrown off #cnn after the horrific comments of the #parkland students.— icey 💯🇺🇸 ✊🏾 (@icey 💯🇺🇸 ✊🏾) 1549408089.0
So CNN finally wises up and cuts ties with right wing douchenozzle Jack Kingston yesterday. Guess who is on MSNBC a… https://t.co/li2FVdUbLi— Trump's not my Pres (@Trump's not my Pres) 1549408119.0
Ari Melber is auditioning Jack Fcking Kingston because what the world needs is another Trump apologist on the air.— Karoli 🇺🇸 (@Karoli 🇺🇸) 1549408209.0
Why is Jack Kingston from Cnn on #TheBeat? What fresh hell is this? #MSNBC— LaSonya (@LaSonya) 1549408213.0
Jack Kingston, @AriMelber? Even CNN doesn't want that fool. 🤮— 🧜♀️Laurie🏴☠️ (@🧜♀️Laurie🏴☠️) 1549408243.0
Fucking Jack Kingston on Ari is an abomination. MSNBC sucks too.— NeverGiveup (@NeverGiveup) 1549408253.0
.@AriMelber @JackKingston is a mouth breather. #thebeat— Jim of Pennsyltucky 😷 (@Jim of Pennsyltucky 😷) 1549408260.0
What the actual fuck is @JackKingston doing on @TheBeatWithAri ? He offers ZERO to any show. Do better.— Tony Damon (@Tony Damon) 1549408288.0
WTF @MSNBC you are giving Jack Kingston a platform now?— Kelly (@Kelly) 1549408302.0
So Jack Kingston — “Hi, mom! This is me in Red Square! — gets canned at CNN and pops up on MSNBC within 24 hours. #ThePunditLife— Charles P. Pierce (@Charles P. Pierce) 1549408389.0
Trump could take a dump on a nun and Jack Kingston would frame it as good and necessary. #TheBeat— Dog (@Dog) 1549408406.0
Jack Kingston is literally a worthless fool. Please keep using him as a “surrogate” or “advocate” for the current a… https://t.co/9c94X01q2q— Zubin Verma (@Zubin Verma) 1549408438.0
OMG, Jack Kingston? No. Whose idiot idea was that? @AriMelber what is the goddamn point of having these idiots on… https://t.co/yrjxy0ecYC— Dr. Christina Jacqueline Johns (@Dr. Christina Jacqueline Johns) 1549408498.0
Can someone please explain to me why (TF) @msnbc & @AriMelber are putting Jack Kingston on air? Did Katrina Pierson turn them down? WTF?— Kwabena Smith (@Kwabena Smith) 1549408535.0
And that's why you don't have Jack Kingston on tv calling AOC a barista and saying Trump is a trillionaire so he s… https://t.co/kKZAbqaYP1— kj martin - Yes we did (@kj martin - Yes we did) 1549408610.0
Just checking in here to see Jack Kingston calling AOC a barista? #theBeat has hit a new low.— 🦞 Lilith (@🦞 Lilith) 1549408616.0
Jack Kingston is such a dick. @AriMelber— Kristin Vohl (@Kristin Vohl) 1549408644.0