Morning Joe: Kevin McCarthy 'should stop being a coward'
Punchbowl News has reported that this Thursday, September 14, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-California) plans to formally announce — during a closed-door meeting with his colleagues — plans to move forward with an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden.
In response to this news, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough railed against McCarthy's reported plans as a "stupid" effort to appease the most extreme "MAGA" elements of his caucus.
Scarborough, a Never Trump conservative and former GOP congressman, stressed that for House Republicans, no good can come of an impeachment inquiry.
"Moderate" Republicans in swing districts, Scarborough told co-host Mika Brzezinski and the Washington Post's Eugene Robinson, will be the likely losers. And Scarborough said that McCarthy is hurting them in order to please the far right.
Scarborough argued, "The question is, how much can these Republican swing voters, independents take? You've got January 6th. You've got the apologies for January 6th by the Republican House."
The Never Trumper said that McCarthy is so desperate to remain House speaker that he is willing to throw "moderate" Republicans under the bus in order to appease "right-wing Freedom Caucus Republicans."
Scarborough argued, "That's what Kevin McCarthy is contending with, right? He's got basically a five-seat House majority, and you have many, many kind of moderate Republican mainstream conservatives who want to get reelected next year. And then you have, you know, 20 to 40, depending on how they fall, but a minority of more kind of right-wing Freedom Caucus Republicans…. Kevin McCarthy should stop being a coward."
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