MSNBC's Morning Joe rips 'insurrectionist' GOP senators for 'defending people who made death threats'

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough bashed a pair of Republican senators for attacking attorney general Merrick Garland over a memo recommending prosecution for parents who threaten school board officials.

The attorney general appeared Wednesday for a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where one Republican after another made overheated complaints about the memo they claimed put a target on conservative parents, and the "Morning Joe" host singled out Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for defending a parent who made a Nazi salute toward school officials to protest mask mandates.

"I'm not sure if that's the example I would have used were I am one of two people who worked to overthrow a democratically elected election on Jan. 6," Scarborough said. "Josh Hawley, of all people, [saying], 'I call on you to resign,' well, the two major newspapers [in Missouri] called on Josh Hawley to resign after he, of course, was at the middle of the insurrection on Jan. 6, so it's very rich. It's also very rich that these people, these populists, let's see here, we had the populists from Harvard Law chool first and then we had the populist from Yale and Stanford law school, and we have the populist from Princeton and, I believe, Harvard Law School."

"They are defending people who made death threats against school board members," he added. "They are defending people who harassed school board members. They defend people that circled the cars of school board members, who say, we know where you live. Why should we be surprised that now they're supporting those who are making threats against school board members and are enraged that America's law enforcement agency actually wants to protect school board members from threats of deaths and threats of violence and constant intimidation?"

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