By Mark Finkelstein
Joe Scarborough still occasionally claims to be a conservative. But based on his rant this morning, it sure sounds like Joe would prefer Supreme Court appointees in the mold of Ginsberg/Sotomayor rather than Gorsuch/Kavanaugh.
On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough fretted that if President Trump and Mitch McConnell are successful, they will “shape the judiciary for the next 50 years.” Scarborough expressed his concern in the context of criticizing Joe Kennedy for launching a Dem primary campaign against incumbent Sen. Ed Markey in Massachusetts.
Scarborough worried that money spent on that campaign will divert funds that could be used to defeat President Trump.
Scarborough also urged Democrat presidential candidates who are languishing in the polls to drop out and run for Senate. “At some point, put your country first,” implored Joe. So for Scarborough, putting your country first is building a Dem Senate majority that can confirm liberal Supreme Court Justices? Here’s his rant:
Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump, if they control the Senate and win, will shape the judiciary for the next 50 years. They’re already shaping it for the next generation. I mean, Democrats have to start getting responsible. There are people in these presidential polls that are sitting at 0%, 0%, when they could get elected senator in their home states, in red states. And they’re not moving. At some point, put your country first.
Karine Jean-Pierre, an MSNBC analyst and spokesperson for far-left MoveOn.org, heartily agreed with Scarborough’s take. Strange political bedfellow for “conservative” Joe!
Editor’s note. This appeared at Newsbusters and is reposted with permission.