MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough called GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Mitch McConnell of Kentucky “co-conspirators” in destroying the Republican Party, on “Morning Joe” Friday.
“Conservatives like me can only now watch and wait in horror to see the awful legacy and the moral destruction that [President] Donald Trump is going to have on the party that I once loved — and that he hijacked to win the White House,” Scarborough said. “But I can tell you this today. Trump is leading this horror show, but you know who I hold accountable? Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell, [House Minority Leader] Kevin McCarthy, [Iowa GOP Rep.] Steve King and all the Republicans on Capitol Hill that are ducking their heads.”
“They are the co-conspirators complicit by their actions or more importantly by their silence,” he continued. “The party of [former President Abraham] Lincoln and the party of [former President Ronald] Reagan, they’re suffering through a massive moral collapse. It is sad and it is dangerous for this country and I believe it is the beginning of the end of my old party.”
Scarborough also accused King of being a white supremacist and said King would have been driven out of the Republican Party in days past. (RELATED: ‘Morning Joe’ Once Again Pushing 25th Amendment Strategy To Remove Trump)
“The Iowa Republican congressman, Steve King, a man who has long shared a mutual admiration of Donald Trump, spoke his truth in unashamedly declaring himself as a white supremacist,” he said.
“Now in days past he would have been immediately censured and removed from the Republican conference. But in Donald Trump’s GOP, they’re just pro forma press releases and tweets of rebuke. Because in reality … he’s just mirroring the president’s views after that deadly March in Charlottesville, [Virginia],” Scarborough continued. “And this morning Steve King remains a member in good standing in the House and the Republican Party.”
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