Morning Joe panel drops the hammer on 'disgraceful' Mike Pence: Keep him 'out of office forever'
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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough denounced Mike Pence for "bowing and scraping" to Donald Trump and his supporters -- who called for his execution during the Jan. 6 insurrection.

The former vice president downplayed the deadly U.S. Capitol riots intended to pressure him to halt the certification of Joe Biden's election win, and the "Morning Joe" host said that should disqualify him from holding any elected office.

"I believe we should be optimistic of the future, so long as people like Mike Pence are kept out of office forever if they really want to downplay what he calls 'one day in January,'" Scarborough said. "It's like calling 9/11 one day in September, Pearl Harbor one day in December. This was one of the low points, one of the low points in American political history, certainly since the Civil War. One day in January where Trump supporters took American flags and bashed cops' brains in. One day in January where Trump-Pence supporters smeared excrement on the walls of the United States Congress. One day in January where Donald Trump, Mike Pence's partner, was actually calling people to come up to the Capitol and to stop the count. Rudy Giuliani talking about that same day to this crowd of rioters and mobsters, saying, 'You need to engage in combat justice.' One of Trump's children saying, 'We're coming for you,' before they came for bashed law enforcement officers' heads in, used American flags to bash American officers' heads in. They chanted, 'Hang Mike Pence, hang Mike Pence, hang Mike Pence.'"

"Mike Pence's wife and children were endangered," Scarborough added. "Let me say that again, Mike Pence's wife and children were in danger. They were scared, afraid that Mike Pence might get caught and get hung because they had the noose. They want the chants, and they were looking for him. Yeah, that's what Mike Pence now is trying to blame on the American media. Instead of blaming it on Donald Trump and the guy that he now, once again, is bowing and scraping to receive his approval."

Co-host Willie Geist agreed, before ushering the show onto the next topic.

"Disgraceful comments there from vice president Mike Pence," he said.

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