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Former Republican Nicolle Wallace Wonders If the GOP Is Just 'Dead Inside'

The conservative MSNBC host went there Wednesday night.

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Conservative MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace isn't keen on the Republican Party in the era of President Donald Trump, and she made it crystal clear on Wednesday.

A discussion about the Republicans' attempts to undermine the Russia investigation turned into a sharp rebuke of the party itself.

 “If you tick through all of the fake scandals that the partisan Republicans on the intel committees have tried to sort of throw up to, I don’t know what, to distract — here’s the thing, why don’t they want to get down to the bottom of Russian collusion?” she asked. “Why don’t they care about that?” 

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 “Are Republicans dead inside?” Wallace semi-rhetorically asked former Congressional Budget Office director Doug Holtz-Eakin. “Why don’t Republicans care that a Republican-led Justice Department, a Republican-led FBI, led by men appointed by Donald Trump is being smeared and the character of the men leading those agencies assassinated by people associated with the Republican Party, not the Democratic Party?” 

Holtz-Eakin wasn't sure. “I obviously can’t answer for a Republican, I don’t know how they think about this," he said.

“Can you call some?” Wallace responded. “I mean, what’s wrong with them?”

Watch the clip below.

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