Morning Joe drops the hammer on 'stupid as hell' Josh Hawley for whining about being silenced
Sen. Josh Hawley (CSPAN2)

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough launched into a full-throated attack on Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) on Tuesday morning, calling the Missouri Republican "stupid as hell."

Addressing Hawley's penchant for running to the press to whine he is being silenced, the "Morning Joe" host mocked the GOP senator by also dubbing him as "dumbest guy in the U.S. Senate."

'I have said this guy has to be the dumbest guy, other than [Sen.] Ron Johnson. He doesn't really count," he explained. "He has to be the dumbest guy in the United States Senate, because he is arguing that he lives in a communist country where his first amendment rights are violated as he is writing a front page op-ed on the New York Post."

'He's getting paid how much money to write a book?" he continued. "He's claiming his first amendment rights are violated because it is not [being published by] Simon & Schuster. I thought businesses had the right to choose who they do business with."

"What a whiner, all of these right-wing seditionists who are saying private companies are making decisions about the content they want in their, you know -- suddenly, they're --," he began before changing direction. "But this guy has been talking about this a long time, claiming First Amendment violations based on content they choose to run or not run."

"This guy, he wants to control their content. He wants to control what private companies in the marketplace can and cannot publish. He's either stupid as hell or out of his mind," he added."

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