MSNBC host Joe Scarborough went on a tear during Thursday’s “Morning Joe,” saying that security at the U.S. Capitol should’ve shot down the 61-year-old man who flew his helicopter onto the Capitol lawn.
“Is it just me?” Scarborough said. “Shoot ’em. Just shoot ’em.”
“If you’re in charge of security for the Capitol, do you let him fly around or do you shoot him down?” Scarborough continued. “Shoot him down. Magical pony flying through the sky? Shoot it down.”
Scarborough then prodded everyone else on the show until co-host Mika Brzezinski conceded that if she were in charge of Capitol security, she’d issue “a warning and another warning and then you’re down. And then you’re down.”
On Wednesday, mailman Doug Hughes of Ruskin, Florida, flew his gyrocopter onto the lawn of the U.S. Capitol building in an attempt to hand-deliver letters asking members of Congress to act on campaign finance reform.
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