On Wednesday, Joe Scarborough provided no sympathy to OMB nominee Neera Tanden, whose nomination is struggling partly as a result 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 possibly can tweet harsh tweets about individuals, or you may get nominated. I simply, I do not assume you are able to do each.”
JOE SCARBOROUGH: That is Washington, DC, all proper? I’d not anticipate 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.
what? You possibly can tweet harsh tweets about individuals, or you may get nominated. I simply, I do not assume you are able to do each, and perhaps that is hypocritical on the Republicans’ half and Joe Manchin’s half, but it surely’s additionally, it is the best way 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 costs about Neera Tanden. Although I’ve been referred to as a assassin 12 instances by the President of america 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 reduce even when it was to mow the White Home’s garden — if that had been, actually, a Senate-approved place.
It seems 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 3 times.)
PS: There was a light-hearted second towards the section’s finish. Scarborough, making an analogy, informed Sam Stein that if somebody had trashed him or others they respect, after which requested to return on the present, the reply could be no. Stein—who has been the butt of a lot good-natured ribbing on the present through the years—responded with a smirk: “I am heartened to listen to that you simply respect me. Thanks. It has been nearly a decade.” Chuckles ensued.