MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough responded to Vice President Mike Pence’s calls to wrap up the Mueller investigation by comparing President Donald Trump to Richard Nixon, suggesting that he was “playing the role of Spiro Agnew” in the Trump administration.
Pence told NBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Thursday morning that he believed the investigation had dragged on long enough.
“What I think is that it’s been about a year since this investigation began. Our administration has provided over a million documents, we’ve fully cooperated in it and in the interest of the country, I think it’s time to wrap it up.”
In spite of the fact that Pence called for the quick completion of the investigation rather than a premature end to it, Scarborough clearly felt that his answer was essentially an attempt to prevent the investigation from going further.
“Mike Pence has been claiming that he was just out in the dark, and that he was just this clueless, hapless Indiana Hoosier that Donald Trump and the rest of the White House said nothing to. But you’ve just got to start asking yourself, if Mike Pence wants to kill an investigation that is pursuing how the Russians tried to undermine American democracy in 2016, my gosh. Makes me sad to say this…but I guess we have to start asking the question why does Mike Pence want to kill this investigation?”
Scarborough claimed that it was time to start asking Pence what he knew and when did he know it? “Now playing the role of Spiro Agnew for the Trump administration is Mike Pence.”