Joe Scarborough Blasts Democrats’ ‘Shocking’ Debates While ‘Democracy Is at Risk’

Joe Scarborough Blasts Democrats’ ‘Shocking’ Debates While ‘Democracy Is at Risk’

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough has made no secret of the fact that he thinks the Democratic presidential candidates aren’t focusing on the right issue. On Wednesday, the Morning Joe host criticized them again for spending time on a clash between Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Sanders has denied telling Warren a woman couldn’t win and the two appeared less than cordial at Tuesday night’s Iowa debate.

“It really is shocking that – the decisions that these Democratic candidates have made, shocking politically, over the past six, eight months,” Scarborough said.

“Many of them in the first two or three debates decided that it was going to be a good move to attack Barack Obama on health care and immigration,” he said. “Just stupid, the guy – 90% approval rating. And very few of them focus on Trump.”

“Forgive me for saying this, but, you know, the first time I ran there were like 11 people in the field. Do you think I ever mentioned any of those people’s names? No. I ran against Bill Clinton. It was 1994. You ask me a question about another candidate, I talked about Bill Clinton. You asked me a question about — whatever it was, it all went back to Bill Clinton. And I was this kid, nobody knew who I was, but they were like, OK, he’s a guy who is gonna go up and fight.”

“Here we are on such a larger stage where I will say it, the framework of Madisonian democracy is at risk. America’s standing in the world is at risk,” Scarborough warned.

“I mean, our government and everything that we have believed that it was striving to be is at risk and Democrats are debating what somebody may have said on the telephone two years ago. Kids are watching the show this morning so I can’t tell you what I think that is, I will just say that’s messed up and to paraphrase George W. Bush, one of the great quotes of all time, that’s some weird stuff.”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Senior Editor and Political News Writer.