It’s no secret that Morning Joe host and former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough has some beef with his former caucus leader, Newt Gingrich. But on Scarborough’s show this morning, he really laid into the current GOP frontrunner for his tendency to “dehumanize” his opponents.
“When he puts on his political helmet, he is a terrible person,” The Hill quoted Scarborough as saying. “He may be a nice person at home, [but] people that don’t know Newt at home need to know this.”
The morning show host slammed Gingrich for, among other things, comparing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to the genocidal Soviet autocrat, Joseph Stalin.
Scarborough said that other Republicans he served with in Congress had emailed him privately, with words to the effect of, “How many times does Newt have to teach these people he’s bad for the conservative moment?”