Joe Scarborough Torches GOP: You’re Probably Going to Lose the Presidency, House and Senate
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough took Republicans apart in an extended monologue on Monday. The Morning Joe host criticized their handling of Coronavirus, relief checks, election security and a host of issues while warning the GOP they were on track to lose in November.
“Now in August, I’m warning you again, Republicans, like I started warning you in March,” Scarborough said. “I’m trying to help you here. If there is chaos in November and you say no to giving the post office the money it needs, the funding it needs, to giving states the funding it needs to protect the American democracy this fall, it’ll be another mark against you.”
“Just like this pandemic. Just like I’ve been telling you, just about every single day since March to make your president take this virus seriously. To stop lying to the American people. To stop being Pollyanna-ish to the American people. To stop making promises that obviously were never going to be fulfilled. To stop saying we’re going to be able to open by Easter.”
Scarborough highlighted the increasing problems with the virus and the economic pressures on Americans, as well as Republican governors who resisted public safety measures.
“You’ve screwed this up terribly,” he said. “You’re probably gonna lose the presidency and the United States Senate and the House. So here’s another chance, here we are in early August, I’m gonna try to help you again. I shouldn’t. I don’t know why I do.”
“You know, people tell me, my problem is I care too damn much. I do. I care too damn much. So here I am again telling you, do your job. Push the President to be responsible on the pandemic. Push Mitch McConnell to pass economic relief that will help struggling Americans at least get a paycheck that will keep them in their apartment, that will keep their family in their town home. That will save their American single family home.”
Watch the video above, via MSNBC.