‘Morning Joe’ Guest: Jeff Sessions’ Election Video Is ‘A Hostage Tape’
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions launched his bid for the U.S. Senate with a video explaining how he hadn’t criticized President Donald Trump since leaving the administration. MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Priorities USA’s Guy Cecil had harsh words for the ‘quisling’ Republican.
Morning Joe aired a clip of Sessions’ video showing him defending his attitude toward the President and saying he hadn’t spoken out against him or written a tell-all book. Scarborough was unimpressed and compared Sessions to Senator Ted Cruz, who continued to support Trump after Trump attacked his wife.
“Who are these men? Who would — who would — who would humiliate themselves in front of the president and the country like that?” Scarborough asked.
“Well, the answer is most elected Republican officials in the United States of America,” Cecil said. “I mean, this was a hostage tape.”
“If you are a political consultant and the you’re sitting down here and you’re saying, I’m going to launch my campaign for the Senate, I’m gonna reintroduce myself to the people of Alabama and I’m gonna do it standing in front of a white screen, looking as bad as I possibly could and basically all I’m going to do is lay down before Donald Trump and just hope and pray that he doesn’t stomp on me again”
“I mean, this is — it’s pretty remarkable. It’s a hostage tape. He’s literally sitting there begging. He was on another network last night literally begging for Donald Trump not to — not to endorse him, but just not to say mean things about him.”
“But this is the United States Senate. All of the talk about, well, behind the scenes Republican senators say this and they say that. Who cares? They get in front of the camera and they do this.”
“Yeah. Who cares what they say behind the scenes?” Scarborough said.
Watch the video above, via MSNBC.