"Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough said Tuesday that the only reason Grover Norquist has power in Washington is because he chose to fight against taxes, an issue Scarborough said conservatives believe in regardless of the anti-tax pledge.
"The only reason why Grover has any power is because he chose an issue that guys like me believe in anyway," Scarborough said. "… Grover's not the bad guy. If you hate Grover, then you hate the elected representatives that signed the pledge just so they could have a piece of paper to hold up to represent what they were doing. I never, in seven years in Congress, met somebody going, 'I don't know what to do because Grover might be upset.' No, they go, 'I'm not voting to raise taxes because I'll have my ass primaried, and I'm not coming back here. And I like getting elected.'"