Mika Brzezinski: Mark Meadows Is ‘Pathetic’ And ‘Spineless’ For Weak Defense Of Cummings

Mika Brzezinski: Mark Meadows Is ‘Pathetic’ And ‘Spineless’ For Weak Defense Of Cummings

Criticism of Representative Mark Meadows continued for a second day on Tuesday morning after the Republican issued a weak defense of Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings. The two men are personal friends but Meadows’ failure to defend him from President Donald Trump’s attacks has garnered strong condemnation in the media.

Morning Joe‘s Mika Brzezinski once again showed a clip of Cummings defending Meadows from a charge of racism and then tore him the Republican.

“Mark Meadows, just a couple of questions,” Brzezinski said. “Can you feel Elijah Cummings’ pain when he’s called a racist? Because you were crying there. You were truly upset. You were deeply shocked and appalled that you were called a racist and Elijah stood up for you.”

“Right there in front of the cameras, come what may, no matter what happened to him he stood with his friend. And you couldn’t even do it. But you were so upset, you were crying. Like a baby. You were crying so hard at the thought of being called a racist, so you know how much that hurts especially if it’s not true and you did not stand up for your friend.”

“So you have just shown America that you cannot be counted on. You have just showed your voters you cannot be counted on, that you will take the weak way out. That was pathetic. You had a moment yesterday when you could step up and return the favor because it was the right thing to do. And you took a pass because you are weak and spineless.”

“And you think that some sort of relationship with this President is going to bring you somewhere good. If he leaves office after four years there’s a chance he won’t go back to Mar-a-Lago. This doesn’t end well, Mark Meadows.”

“And also, it’s a matter of right and wrong. It’s a matter of right and wrong. You know what it feels like to be called a racist, when you believe you’re not, which many would question about you, but he didn’t. He took a stand in real time. You took a pathetic many moments to figure out some sort of pathetic statement that said nothing. You did nothing.”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Senior Editor and Political News Writer.