During a Wednesday hearing, Louisiana’s John Kennedy bit off more than he could chew when he tried to go toe to toe with the Georgia politician.
Kennedy had engaged Abrams in a debate about voter suppression in Georgia. The MSNBC panel agreed that not only did the GOP lawmaker come out on the losing end, but that he was humiliated.
After playing a clip from the hearing, host Joe Scarborough noted, “You don’t ask the question if you don’t know the answer.” He continued, “he kept trying to throw her off, he kept trying to interrupt her. He would say, explain it — he would cut her off — it just, seriously, this guy, I guess they don’t teach Matlock at Oxford, because he sure made a mess of things for himself, didn’t he?”
Eugene Robinson then opined, “You better come with more than what our faux Matlock had yesterday — that was a riot. I was thinking the same thing — that’s obviously something they don’t teach at the Oxford debating union about dealing with intelligent people, who are just going to — I mean, she mowed him down, basically. It was highly entertaining to watch.”
Mika Brzezinski closed the segment by saying, “Why in the world does anybody keep underestimating this woman? If you think about it, if you think in the way she turned out the vote in Georgia, the way she turned out the vote saved our country, if you had any concern about [Donald] Trump. I mean, this woman is not to be methods with any way, shape or form, and he was acting as if he was dealing with some neophyte. He was condescending, he was arrogant, he was a moron.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC:
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