Speaking with the Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson, MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough marveled at the Republican senators who are facing the loss of their seats because of what Donald Trump has done to the country but still plan to rubberstamp whomever the president nominates to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before pointing out why they’re falling in line.
With Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) likely facing defeat on November 3rd, Scarborough said they are less concerned with their reputations and more fearful of their post-politics futures if they buck the president.
“Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has done something that is extraordinary,” host Scarborough explained as guest Robison laughed. “That it takes so much hard — years and years of hard work and dedication to be as bad of a politician as he has been to be tied in a Senate race in South Carolina with six weeks to go.”
“All of these people — I’m sorry, it sounds really cynical, but when Martha McSally (R-AZ) decides to do this, she loses the suburbs of Phoenix — she loses her race. When Susan Collins (R-ME), if Susan Collins has to vote and decides to vote, she loses Maine — she’s probably already lost Maine. Thom Tillis (R-NC), again, will have defections in the suburbs and among women and young people, among all the people he needs to get back, he’s lost them forever when he does this.”
“And Cory Gardner (R-CO), my god. how bad will it be for Cory Gardner?” he exclaimed. “I hate to be cynical about this, but it looks like for many of these people they are making the calculation that [the New York Times] Peter Baker is saying, and it’s not about running in the future. It’s like, ‘what do I do after I lose this year? Well, if I cross Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell (R-KY), I can’t be a lobbyist and make a lot of money. But if I vote for them, I’m still in good stead with the party, I have a future politically and I can get a job right after I leave office.'”
Donald Trump Jr.: Biden already had a chance to ‘fix’ racism because Obama is Black
Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday argued that former Vice President Joe Biden should have solved racial tensions when there was an African-American president.
At a campaign event in Pennsylvania, the president's son responded after a member of the audience called Biden a "racist."
"Well, he is," Trump agreed. "He was best friends with every segregationist ever to walk the halls of Congress."
"But he's going to fix those issues now, right?" he added sarcastically. "Now he's going to fix racial tensions in America. Why did you wait 47 years, Joe? You know, if you really cared, if you thought it was something you were going to campaign on, maybe you would have utilized, I don't know, your 38 years in the United States Senate."
WATCH: Former Trump voters explain what sent them over the edge — and got them to back Biden
HuffPost reporter Daniel Marans talked with voters Tuesday outside the Luzerne County building in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, ahead of President Donald J. Trump's rally in the state. The line for early voting was about an hour long with most of the queue being held inside. Marans reported that, "People also have questions/requests. But you can drop off a pre-completed absentee ballot in the blue box."
Trump declared war on mail-in voting — he ended up shooting himself in the foot
Donald Trump's war on mail-in voting seems, like many of his schemes to steal the election, to be backfiring.
As much as he may publicly deny it, Trump knows he's unpopular and cannot win a free and fair election. So he has determined that the best way to hang onto power is to keep as many Americans from voting as possible. Since nearly the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Trump has been waging war against mail-in ballots, which many millions of Americans are using this year in order to avoid crowded and unsafe polling places.