Joe Scarborough: ‘Errand Boy’ William Barr Is ‘Making Us More Susceptible to Terrorist Attacks’

Joe Scarborough: ‘Errand Boy’ William Barr Is ‘Making Us More Susceptible to Terrorist Attacks’

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough launched a scathing attack on Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday after reports that Barr had travelled abroad to investigate unfounded allegations about a conspiracy against President Donald Trump. The Morning Joe host said the AG’s actions are making the country less safe.

“And I think even more disturbingly, we have an FBI director [sic] who instead of trying to keep drugs off the street, trying to keep drugs out of our children’s schools, trying to break up drug rings with this opioid crisis, he’s off trying to dig up conspiracy theories in Italy,” Scarborough said.

“The Attorney General,” Scarborough corrected himself. “Instead of trying to break up gangland violence in Chicago, trying to stop gangs from causing the sort of rampant violence that they’ve been causing. What’s he doing? He’s going down under. He’s talking about Australia.”

“Again, he’s trying to do everything he can to follow Donald Trump’s dumb conspiracy theories. You could say the same thing about radical Islamic terrorism. That’s what FBI directors usually do, not this guy. He’s not protecting us from the next attack. He’s doing Donald Trump’s bidding, political bidding.”

“The Attorney General has turned into nothing more than an errand boy to chase down every one of Donald Trump’s stupid conspiracy theories and that is making America less safe,” Scarborough said.

“That is making us more susceptible to terrorist attacks. That is meaning that domestically we’re more susceptible to gangland style attacks. That means our children are more susceptible to drugs in their school, in our neighborhoods, because the Attorney General, the chief law enforcement officer of the United States of America, is not focused on keeping America safe.”

“He’s only focused on being Donald Trump’s errand boy and chasing down conspiracy theories. I say all this just to say this is not what you do when impeachment numbers skyrocket against you. But that’s what Donald Trump’s doing. It’s bad news for him politically and bad news for Republicans, but more importantly, it’s really bad news for America.”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Senior Editor and Political News Writer.