On Wednesday, Joe Scarborough provided no sympathy to OMB nominee Neera Tanden, whose nomination is struggling partly as a consequence of corrosive tweets.
Scarborough nodded to what he sees as hypocrisy in Republicans criticizing Tanden’s imply tweets regardless of having stood by as President Trump so typically took to Twitter to assault his opponents. However as Scarborough put it:
“You’ll be able to tweet harsh tweets about folks, or you may get nominated. I simply, I do not suppose you are able to do each.”
JOE SCARBOROUGH: That is Washington, DC, all proper? I might not count on Mitch McConnell to help my nomination to any cupboard company after calling him “Moscow Mitch” — and neither ought to Neera Tanden.
And when she compares a Republican senator unfavorably to a vampire. When she calls Susan Collins, who’s in working coalition with Joe Manchin, “the worst,” and that she ought to be “haunted for the remainder of her days?” That is, this isn’t difficult, all proper? That is Washington, DC.
You understand what? You’ll be able to tweet harsh tweets about folks, or you may get nominated. I simply, I do not suppose you are able to do each, and perhaps that is hypocritical on the Republicans’ half and Joe Manchin’s half, nevertheless it’s additionally, it is the way in which politics is, and the Biden administration actually ought to perceive that, and so ought to Neera.
The Morning Joe host additionally rejected the declare that racism and sexism are behind the rejection of Tanden.
Let me tackle the sexist and racist expenses about Neera Tanden. Although I’ve been known as a assassin 12 instances by the President of the USA on Twitter, had been I to attempt to get previous the Senate primarily based on tweets that I made over the past 4 years, I am fairly certain this white, 6’4″, Southern man from Southern state faculties would additionally not make the lower even when it was to mow the White Home’s garden — if that had been, in actual fact, a Senate-approved place.
It feels like Scarborough remembers his personal imply routine about “Moscow Mitch.” On one show in 2019, he repeated the insult 14 instances (and Donnie Deutsch added one other thrice.)
PS: There was a light-hearted second towards the phase’s finish. Scarborough, making an analogy, advised Sam Stein that if somebody had trashed him or others they respect, after which requested to return on the present, the reply can be no. Stein—who has been the butt of a lot good-natured ribbing on the present over time—responded with a smirk: “I am heartened to listen to that you just respect me. Thanks. It has been nearly a decade.” Chuckles ensued.