'Behaving disgustingly': MSNBC hosts tear into 'mini Trumps' lying 'in the face of hard evidence'

'Behaving disgustingly': MSNBC hosts tear into 'mini Trumps' lying 'in the face of hard evidence'
United States Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Image via Gage Skidmore/Flickr.

MSNBC hosts Mehdi Hasan and Ayman Mohyeldin teamed up briefly Sunday night to discuss the Republican Party's ongoing refusal to hold its leaders accountable despite wrongdoing.

During the final moments of Sunday's episode of The Mehdi Hasan Show,the pair shed light on the "GOP phenomenon" of "hypocrisy."

Pointing to United States Rep. Lauren Boebert's (R-CO) recent incident — getting kicked out of a Denver theatre for vaping next to a pregnant woman and disrupting the "Beetlejuice" performance — yet consistently accusing Democratic colleagues of lacking "family values," Hasan emphasized, "Every accusation is a confession."

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Mohyeldin replied, "And listen, by the way Mehdi, I'm not sure you know this, but the guy who Lauren Boebert was engaged in that lewd act with is actually the owner of a gay-friendly bar that hosts drag shows. So again, the sheer hypocrisy to denigrate drag- friendly bars, and then to warn of their dangerous to society, all while being caught with the owner of one. But listen, the bigger takeaway here is not about just the hypocrisy of Republicans like Boebert. It's really the way of this behavior has been normalized, and tolerated by the Republican Party. I mean, all you've got to do is look at people like [United States Rep.] George Santos (R-NY), and the lies that he's told — what he's done since he's been in office. Look at somebody like [Texas Attorney General] Ken Paxton, surviving impeachment for his alleged corruption, and everything else that he is accused of doing. A few years ago, all three of these Republicans, because of their behavior and their acts, they would have been deemed so outrageous to hold office, they would have been forced to resign in shame. But not in today's Republican Party. Not in Donald Trump's Republican Party. They barely get condemned, and they get to keep serving in office, as we see."

Hasan said, "It's worse I think, Ayman, I think it actually helps them. I think you're going to see more of Lauren Boebert. Because what happens is, 'There they are, the liberals don't like us, they're annoying.' So they rally around these people, who objectively have done outrageous things, said lies, like George Santos has done. And yet, there's absolutely no accountability. And of course, it's not just George Santos, and Ken Paxton, and Lauren Boebert. It's Donald J. Trump himself, and the leader of the party never faces any account. Of course you're gonna have these mini Trumps, behaving disgustingly, in public, and zero accountability. Imagine what would've happened to Lauren Boebert in 2010, or 2005, or even 2015?"

Mohyeldin followed up saying, "Yeah, and a final point really quickly, Medhi. It has to be even with the evidence presented to the American public that some people still refuse it. It's not enough that, you know, the theater came out and said, 'Hey, we removed her because she was being disruptive.' It's she came out with her own version, she tried to spin it. And then, they were compelled to release the video, to show that she was vaping, that this was happening, this behavior was happening, because nowadays, Republicans have the ability to tell their followers straight out lies even in the face of hard evidence."

Hasan emphasized, "Don't believe your lying eyes."

Mohyeldin agreed, "Don't believe your lying eyes, exactly."

READ MORE: Boebert’s 'Beetlejuice' boot came after she refused to quit vaping near a pregnant woman: report

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