MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski was astonished by her co-host and husband Joe Scarborough’s denunciation of congressional Republicans.
The “Morning Joe” hosts agreed GOP attacks on Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who earned a Purple Heart fighting in the Iraq War, and other impeachment inquiry witnesses were shameful, but Scarborough went even further in his criticism.
“People talk about the time, ‘It’s a time we’re in,’ — no, it’s not,” Scarborough said. “It’s lack of character among people on these committees, just a lack of character and a lack of love of country that they put their political party above their country.”
He said that was glaringly apparent when you look at the behavior of Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee compared to the GOP chairman and ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
“Guess what, Chairman (Richard) Burr and the ranking member (Mark Warner) from Virginia, they work together very well,” Scarborough said, “and coordinate their messages and actually when they talk in a press conference, you’re like, oh, wait a second — they’re doing the business of the United States of America and not their own political party.”
Scarborough’s remarks gobsmacked his co-host and wife.
“Wow,” Brzezinski said. “In the 13 years I’ve worked with you, I have never heard you accuse someone of not loving your country. In fact, you’re very careful with those words.”
Scarborough owned his statements.
“They are acting like they don’t love their country,” he said. “They are putting their party above their country. It’s plainly obvious, and if you want to see somebody that puts their country first, look what the Democrats and Republicans do in the Senate.”
Trump rages at new light bulbs during White House meeting for making him look orange
President Donald Trump on Friday complained about energy-efficient light bulbs that he claimed made him look orange.
As reported by Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason, the president said he wanted to bring back older light bulbs that would give him a more flattering skin tone.
"Trump quips that the new light bulbs don’t make him look good and being a 'vain' person, that’s important to him," Mason reports. "He says they make him look orange. He plans to bring cheaper light bulbs back."
MSNBC host reveals stunning new evidence that blows a hole in Republicans’ defense of Trump
During the House impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, Republicans have frequently pushed the talking point that there couldn’t have been any real “quid pro quo” between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Despite a multi-month delay, they claim, the funds allocated for military aid to Ukraine were eventually released without Zelensky ever investigating former Vice President Joe Biden or his son, Hunter Biden, as Trump wanted. No harm, no foul, these Republicans argue.
Many have explained why this argument does hold up for a variety of reasons. But MSNBC’s Ari Melber, on his Thursday show, outlined a new reason why that talking point is bogus: 14% of the money allocated for military aid to Ukraine remains unreleased, according to the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report.
Former ‘America First’ Senate candidate arrested for domestic violence for a second time
A Maine man who was gearing up to challenge Susan Collins (R-ME) for her Senate seat has been charged with domestic violence -- for the second time, CentralMaine.com reports.
On Sunday, 45-year-old Derek Levasseur was arrested and booked at the Fairfield Police Station on a domestic violence assault charge. He was later released on bail.
Levasseur announced his Senate bid earlier this year touting an “America First” platform, making him the first Republican to challenge Collins since she was elected in 1996. He later quit the race, blaming pressure from "party elites." According to the police report, he was involved in a “domestic situation” inside a residence when he was arrested.