Joe Scarborough: I Don’t Understand Why Bill Barr is ‘Degrading’ Himself for Trump

Joe Scarborough: I Don’t Understand Why Bill Barr is ‘Degrading’ Himself for Trump

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough slammed Attorney General William Barr on Thursday after Barr defended President Donald Trump’s suggestion that people in North Carolina vote twice. The Morning Joe host said he couldn’t understand what the AG got out of ‘degrading’ himself.

“I don’t mean to be naive but for the life of me, I don’t know what is worth Bill Barr behaving the way he is,” Scarborough said.

“And being the way he is in public as a public servant, actually undermining the rule of law as activity as he undermines the rule of law.”

“I find it remarkable that even some of my friends, who used to be conservatives that are now engaging and rampant anti-Trumpism but will not criticize Donald Trump for putting bounties on the heads of American troops — of Putin putting bounties on the heads of American troops and not criticize Trump for not doing that or won’t speak out when he attacks … public servants in the intelligence agency when they cross Vladimir Putin.”

“I don’t understand what Bill Barr is getting out of this that is worth him being forever remembered this way, degrading himself the way he does every day. And I don’t understand why people who used to be conservatives, who still call themselves conservatives but stopped being conservative a long time ago, would go to such pains to defend such a man who was saying he doesn’t know if voting twice is illegal. He doesn’t know the law.”

“The irony here, of course, is that for all of the sound and fury signifying nothing about voter fraud it rarely happens but North Carolina is one state we had a high profile case where it did happen and guess who perpetrated it? Republicans.”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor