‘Morning Joe’ Praises Romney: Republicans Could Face ‘Turning Point’ on Supporting Trump
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Kasie Hunt offered praise of Republican Senator Mitt Romney on Monday after he joined protesters and shared the message ‘Black Lives Matter’. Hunt and the Morning Joe host warned that Republicans could be in trouble if this is a ‘turning point.’
Hunt, who is an NBC Capitol Hill Correspondent, explained that Romney’s decision was a deeply principled one and it could represent a major moment for Republicans.
“These questions of character have been sort of shunted to the side in the Trump era,” Hunt said. “I think that this really represents, as the Rev was saying, such a turning point. And, you know, perhaps it caught a lot of Americans by surprise the depth and strength and seeming durability of the moment we’re in right now.”
“But all of our society, the businesses who are often more of the conservative actors, are embracing this movement. So I think this is a challenge for all of those Republicans. As you point out, you know, if they miss this moment, I think there’s a very real chance and this is starting to become a more real conversation behind the scenes, that they lose the Senate come November and that, of course, would be a seismic shift in power.”
“They’ve been betting to keep that they needed to stick with this president, that seems to be in these final months of the campaign potentially to be proven wrong.”
“It certainly does seem that way for a growing number of Americans,”Scarborough said. “And about Mitt Romney, you know, Senator Romney has been a good friend for a long time, and even through the 2012 campaign where they didn’t appreciate it, I know, when I could be tough on their campaign once in a while, but we’ve remained a good friend.”
“But it is interesting that I’ve always said he was extraordinarily cautious and told him at times and told those closest to him at times that he was extraordinarily cautious whenever he had his sort of political uniform on. Well, that caution is being thrown to the wind and at an extraordinarily important time in this nation’s history.”
Watch the video above, via MSNBC.