Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough took President Donald Trump, Republican leaders and the Department of Justice to the woodshed Friday morning for their silence on the recently uncovered terror plot to kill Democrats and media figures.
Law enforcement arrested and charged a Coast Guard officer a week ago for planning to murder several Democratic lawmakers, including many in the 2020 presidential race, and several media figures whom Trump has attacked as “enemies of the people,” including Scarborough himself.
Yet, neither Trump nor Republicans have condemned the plot publicly and the DOJ is also silent. And the silence is deafening because had the plot been against Republicans, they would all be demanding Democrats condemn it.
Morning Joe called them all out on Friday.
Mika Brzezinski pointed out that Republicans threw a hissy fit over perceived anti-Semitism after Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) criticized Israel, demanding Democrats condemn her. But Republicans refuse to condemn a white nationalist who plotted to murder their political opponents.
“Look at the headline: ‘Trump silent on plot to kill critics,’” Scarborough chimed in. “Let me say it again: Donald Trump silent on plot to kill critics.”
He then called Republicans out by name.
“I will ask Mitt Romney, you think it’s a cool idea that somebody is trying to kill Nancy Pelosi, trying to kill Chuck Schumer?” Scarborough said. “You work with Chuck Schumer. You think you should condemn that plot? Hey, Lindsey Graham, you run the Judiciary Committee, you think it’s cool? You think you might want to check with the Justice Department and see why, oddly enough, they’re silent?”
“They’re silent about this unbelievable uncovering of a plot to kill half of the Democratic field that’s running against Donald Trump, kill the top Democrat in the House, kill the top Democrat in the Senate, kill one of the top Democrats investigating Donald Trump, from a Coast Guard lieutenant who had been planning domestic terrorism,” he continued.
“Not a word from Trump, not a word from Mitch McConnell, not a word from Kevin McCarthy, not a word from the Justice Department,” Scarborough concluded. “That is pathetic, and, by the way, you know Trump — does he know what’s he’s doing? Does he know what he’s doing here, what he’s encouraging by remaining silent?”
Donny Deutsch responded by mocking Trump for treating Saturday Night Live as a threat but not batting an eye over a domestic terror plot to kill his political opponents.
Here’s the video via YouTube.
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