MSNBC host Joe Scarborough tried to give GOP leaders a lesson on Monday in how to answer questions about President Obama’s impeachment: Just say “no.”
The “Morning Joe” host went on a tear a day after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) dodged several questions about whether the House plans to attempt to impeach the President. Scalise made the comments during “Fox News Sunday.”
Scarborough said Republican legislators needed a tutorial on how to answer such questions. He called on GOP legislators watching the show at home to “take out a pen and notepad.” In order for Republicans to “ever win an election again,” Scarborough said, they need to answer “no.”
“What is wrong with him?” Scarborough, himself a former congressman, asked MSNBC White House correspondent Chuck Todd. “[Scalise] is the number three guy! He is not a back bencher! Not a crazy nut like I was. He is a number three ranking Republican in the House of Representatives! And you can’t say no to that? It’s devastating.”
Todd laughed, claiming the White House is actually “praying” for impeachment.
“They want this. They see nothing but political upside to this and think a lawsuit frankly is good politics,” Todd said.
“Then why did he play into their hands, if he knew that’s they wanted?” Scarborough questioned. “The answer is no!”
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