Trump supporters in Council Bluffs, Iowa, chanted “lock her up,” with the president’s encouragement, in reference to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) — and the “Morning Joe” host compared the spectacle to the “two minutes hate” ritual in George Orwell’s “1984.”
“Actually, this weekend you had Republicans (such as) Mitch McConnell (calling Democratic protesters) ‘angry mobs,’ there are so many ‘angry mobs,’” Scarborough said, “nd they were so concerned about due process, just a couple days ago.”
Trump and his supporters are angry at Feinstein for her handling of a letter detailing sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was confirmed over the weekend in the face of vocal opposition by protesters.
“Now the president of the United States is holding rallies where angry mobs of people are demanding to lock up a United States senator because they disagree with her politics,” Scarborough said. “I guess due process and keeping your head, that was in vogue for Republicans last week.”
He singled out McConnell as a hypocrite.
“Mitch McConnell must be shocked at the angry mobs,” Scarborough said. “I mean, the poor guy, he was a snowflake just a couple days ago, just melting on national television because of all the angry mobs. I wonder what Mitch thinks, again, about people talking about locking up one of his colleagues, sending one of his colleagues to jail because they disagree with her politically. That’s an angry mob, right?”