MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said congressional Republicans will find themselves in a “no-win situation” if they end up interviewing Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.
Ford accused the Supreme Court nominee of groping her during a party in high school and claimed Kavanaugh drunkenly tried to remove her clothing against her will. (RELATED: Joe Scarborough Predicts ‘Devastating’ Results For GOP If It Sticks By Brett Kavanaugh)
“So I am not judging any Republican’s ability to cross-examine witnesses in court. I’m not judging their ability to be moral actors on the national stage,” Scarborough said on “Morning Joe” Tuesday.
“I’m just saying, I said it yesterday, I’ll say it today, you talk about a thankless task for these Republicans, on the Judiciary Committee,” he continued. “I don’t think they understand it because so many of them on that committee are so bad with optics. But it seems to me … well, let’s just say there’re two or three ticking time bombs on the Republican side of this Judiciary Committee.”
Scarborough said a hearing into Ford’s accusations will make Senate Republicans appear “insensitive” to women and claimed it will come back to bite them at the ballot box.
“My God, if I am a Republican senator, a candidate running somewhere across America, next Monday I’m going to have my head buried in the sand because this is a no-win situation for them. It doesn’t matter — facts be damned,” he said.
“It is a no-win situation for those Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee,” Scarborough added. “That’s not me feeling sorry for them in the least. That’s just me saying the political dynamics are set up in such a way where they are going to look — well, they’re just politically going to look very insensitive in a year that a lot of women are going to be elected to Congress.”
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