Joe Scarborough: Republicans Don’t Care About Shootings ‘Unless a Muslim Did It’

Joe Scarborough: Republicans Don’t Care About Shootings ‘Unless a Muslim Did It’

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough spoke sombrely about Thursday’s shooting at Santa Clarita High School on Friday. The Morning Joe host, who has once a Republican congressman, called out the Republican Party for its inaction on mass shootings not involving a Muslim assailant.

“The thing is Willie [Geist], it’s fascinating that conservatives who have long pushed back on hate crimes because they say all murders are equal,” Scarborough said.

“You shouldn’t categorize murders. They do it every day. Every time American students get shot by American terrorists, we can’t do anything about it.”

“If it had been a Muslim that had shot two American kids, Washington would be shut down today. Remember San Bernardino? Remember? Washington got shut down.”

“If it’s — if it’s this random domestic terrorism with kids being able to walk into gun stores and get AR-15s and shoot up their schools, not necessarily this school, I don’t know what weapons were used here, but a majority of the school as this epidemic spreads across America, Republicans say absolutely nothing.”

“If one Muslim kills one or two Americans and, you know, says Akbar Allah, then suddnly Washington shuts down,” Scarborough said.

“These Republicans, they actually are prioritizing death. Some deaths are more disturbing than others. But when it’s just our kids getting shot in school, unless a Muslim did it, they just don’t do anything.”

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Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Senior Editor and Political News Writer.