WATCH: Scarborough Says Republicans Have Become What They Hate
The thug who beat a police officer with an American flag. The smiling dolt waving to the camera while carrying Nancy Pelosi’s lectern, the genius with his foot up on her desk and the other one carrying the confederate flag through the U.S. Capitol. Law enforcement has tracked down and arrested those domestic terrorists for their participation in the Jan. 6 riot and is on the hunt for others.
The thousands who made up the terrorist mob that Donald Trump convinced would be defending the democracy and the Constitution by storming the Capitol came from all across the country and from all walks of life. Friday morning MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough offered his thoughts about they all came to coalesce around a president who wanted nothing more than to be an autocrat.
“What I found is it’s not so much about Donald Trump as it is about who they’re voting against,” said the former Republican lawmaker, “and they have a long laundry list of people that they are voting against, and in their hatred of the media, in their hatred of the Democratic Party, in their hatred of the Hollywood, in their hatred of radicals in academia, in their hatred of all of these things, they have become everything that they hate.
“I grew up in the 1960s and 1970s,” he continued. “I was a little kid in the late ’60s, early ’70s. Some of my earliest memories of watching TV with my parents and watching left-wing radicals storm across America, take over college campuses, invade the offices of university presidents, and always discussing it, always discussing the violence, and had people even this summer, whenever I criticized the mayor of Portland, or criticized the governor of Oregon, would be shocked. ‘How dare you? They are on a mission of peace and mercy.’
“You know, it’s remarkable that the conservatives and the Republicans have become what they hate,” Scarborough added. “They are the radicals now. They are the people who were desecrating the American flag, using it to bash in the head of a cop. They are the mob that’s attacking the police. They are the very people who were undermining the United States Constitution that these conservatives so hypocritically claim they want — if you support Donald Trump, take that pocket-size Constitution you love waving at people, take it out. Because everything that you have done, not only the past month but the past four and a half years, undermined that Constitution.”
You can watch Scarborough’s entire thesis here.