Joe Scarborough Mocks Susan Collins’ ‘Concern’ That a ‘Democrat Had Been Too Mean to a Republican’

Joe Scarborough Mocks Susan Collins’ ‘Concern’ That a ‘Democrat Had Been Too Mean to a Republican’

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough has spent several days criticizing Republican senators in potentially vulnerable seats for their approach to impeachment. On Friday, the Morning Joe host took aim at Maine’s Susan Collins for her apparent concerns about civility and decorum.

Scarborough was discussing why Republican senators are lining up to defend President Donald Trump.

“It’s a fear of those who follow Donald Trump, who follow Donald Trump in the Republican Party,” Scarborough said.

“It is a fear of losing a primary election, and, then, yes it is a fear for many of these people, and I consider it to be extraordinarily weak of them, of Donald Trump criticizing them, or tweeting attacks at them. But it — it is backfiring. If you look at the poll numbers, if you look at Colorado and see how much Donald Trump is upside-down. If you see how Cory Gardner is upside-down and behind there.”

“If you look at Susan Collins, the least popular senator in all of the United States Senate, because people now consider her to be a little more than a lackey for Donald Trump. This is a woman who comes from a state where, Jon Meacham, they elect fierce independents and always have. Kurt spoke yesterday of working for Olympia Snowe. Never once did Olympia Snowe say I wonder what the president will think of me if I vote this way or that?”

“That’s just not how senators in Maine act and yet we hear that Susan Collins did finally have a concern in this Trump impeachment, and she actually wrote a note to the Chief Justice, and she was concerned that a Democrat had been too mean to a Republican.”

“You know how they say power doesn’t transform character? It reveals it. Susan Collins’ character becomes a little more revealed every day, and it is very bad news for her politically. This ends badly for all of Trump’s lackeys.”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Senior Editor and Political News Writer.