'Not sure what Kevin was getting at': MSNBC's Morning Joe hoots with laughter at hours-long McCarthy speech

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough hooted with laughter at portions of House minority leader Kevin McCarthy's lengthy speech against President Joe Biden and his agenda.

The California Republican spoke for more than eight and a half hours, delaying a House vote on a $1.85 trillion social policy and climate change bill, and the "Morning Joe" host laughed out loud at McCarthy's rambling comments about China, carrots and communism.

"Oh, my God," co-host Mika Brzezinski said, as Scarborough cackled.

"Important stuff there on baby carrots," said co-host Willie Geist.

"This does remind me of [Winston] Churchill when he said the battle of France is over, the battle of Britain is about to begin, asparagus, asparagus, asparagus, that's the answer," Scarborough said, apparently referencing a 2013 remark by another GOP lawmaker about vegetables.

"I'm not sure what Kevin was getting at," he added. "I will say, when you look at the issues, if you go down the issues, and if Democrats [bickering over the bill's details] -- they have been total idiots over the past six months about all of this. If they can talk about universal pre-K for working moms and universal pre-K for working dads and the other benefits for seniors. I personally hate SALT stuff, it's a boondoggle, but I will tell you, in every swing district, you go up in New Jersey and New York and all along, the Democrats just gave swing voters huge tax cuts.If they can talk about the issue, they'll find it in their district, they are extremely popular."

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