On Wednesday, Joe Scarborough supplied no sympathy to OMB nominee Neera Tanden, whose nomination is struggling partially on account of corrosive tweets.
Scarborough nodded to what he sees as hypocrisy in Republicans criticizing Tanden’s imply tweets regardless of having stood by as President Trump so usually took to Twitter to assault his opponents. However as Scarborough put it:
“You possibly can tweet harsh tweets about individuals, or you may get nominated. I simply, I do not assume you are able to do each.”
JOE SCARBOROUGH: That is Washington, DC, all proper? I might not count on Mitch McConnell to help my nomination to any cupboard company after calling him “Moscow Mitch” — and neither ought to Neera Tanden.
And when she compares a Republican senator unfavorably to a vampire. When she calls Susan Collins, who’s in working coalition with Joe Manchin, “the worst,” and that she must be “haunted for the remainder of her days?” That is, this isn’t difficult, all proper? That is Washington, DC.
You realize what? You possibly can tweet harsh tweets about individuals, or you may get nominated. I simply, I do not assume you are able to do each, and possibly that is hypocritical on the Republicans’ half and Joe Manchin’s half, nevertheless it’s additionally, it is the way in which politics is, and the Biden administration definitely ought to perceive that, and so ought to Neera.
The Morning Joe host additionally rejected the declare that racism and sexism are behind the rejection of Tanden.
Let me deal with the sexist and racist prices about Neera Tanden. Although I’ve been known as a assassin 12 occasions by the President of america on Twitter, have been I to attempt to get previous the Senate primarily based on tweets that I made over the past 4 years, I am fairly positive this white, 6’4″, Southern man from Southern state faculties would additionally not make the lower even when it was to mow the White Home’s garden — if that have been, in reality, a Senate-approved place.
It seems like Scarborough remembers his personal imply routine about “Moscow Mitch.” On one show in 2019, he repeated the insult 14 occasions (and Donnie Deutsch added one other thrice.)
PS: There was a light-hearted second towards the phase’s finish. Scarborough, making an analogy, informed Sam Stein that if somebody had trashed him or others they respect, after which requested to come back on the present, the reply can be no. Stein—who has been the butt of a lot good-natured ribbing on the present over time—responded with a smirk: “I am heartened to listen to that you simply respect me. Thanks. It has been nearly a decade.” Chuckles ensued.