MSNBC's Joe Scarborough called for the impeachment of Attorney General William Barr after his "shameful" congressional testimony.
The "Morning Joe" host excoriated the attorney general for acting like President Donald Trump's "stooge" by shielding him from legal consequences after special counsel Robert Mueller found compelling evidence that he obstructed justice on multiple occasions.
"He was his defense lawyer from the beginning to the end," Scarborough said. "It was pathetic, it was shameful. He was wrenching words from their proper context, he took on the Trumpian task of throwing an insult at Robert Mueller, one of the most successful and beloved FBI directors in the history of this republic, a war hero, a man who has served his country ably his entire adult life, called him 'snitty.'"
Scarborough was outraged that Barr suggested a president could shut down an investigation simply because it angered him, and said he was simply unfit for office.
"That's how autocrats think," Scarborough said. "You look at everything else that Barr did yesterday, stumbling and hesitating, the lies that he told in front of everybody. I understand it doesn't make political sense to impeach Donald Trump, but for the life of me I don't know why Democrats would not start gathering evidence to impeach this man. He is as dangerous in the position of attorney general as Donald Trump is as president of the United States, and he's unfit and unworthy to be there."
"If you ask any judge these questions, they would not answer them the way that Donald Trump's defense lawyer did," he added. "Barr is not an attorney general of the United States, he is Donald Trump's defense attorney. He's his lackey, he's his stooge."