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Far-left MSNBC host Joe Scarborough has accused House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of lying, but the evidence seems to show that he, himself, is the liar.
In a rant Friday morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Scarborough specifically took issue with McCarthy’s denunciation of the House Democrats who’d voted Thursday to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments.
The vote was inspired by incendiary remarks that Greene allegedly made before taking office. The vote irritated Republicans given Democrats’ history of making incendiary remarks while in office. And so after the vote Thursday, McCarthy delivered a speech calling out Democrats’ double standards.
“If people are held to what they said prior to even being in this House, if the majority party gets to decide who sits on what other committees, I hope you keep that standard — because we have a long list,” he reportedly said.
This remark provoked outrage from Scarborough.
“Do you have a long list, Kevin? Do you have a long list of a member of Congress calling for the assassination of Donald Trump? Do you have a list of Republican members of Congress calling for the lynching of George W. Bush?” he shrieked on MSNBC.
“Do you have in that your Joe McCarthy list of yours that you are talking about? Do you have a name of a Democrat, Joseph McCarthy, that called for the lynching of the Secretary of State Colin Powell? Oh, wait a second. You know what, you don’t. You’re lying. You’re lying again. But, Kevin, this is just what you do. You don’t have a list of anybody that has said anything remotely resembling what this QAnon Republican lady has said.”
The insinuation was that congressional Democrats have no history of incendiary rhetoric — that they’re all perfect little angels. It was, of course, a false narrative. For four years and counting, many Democrats have repeatedly behaved wildly out of bounds.
While speaking at an event in New York City in 2017, current House Financial Services Committee chair Maxine Waters said she would “go and take Trump out tonight.” She was never held accountable for this.
In 2018, Waters was filmed telling a mob of supporters to harass and intimidate Trump administration officials. She was never held accountable for this.
The following year, current House Small Business Committee chair Nydia Velázquez threatened a 16-year-old boy on Twitter for mocking her. She was never held accountable for this.
That same year, Sen. Cory Booker admitted that “my testosterone sometimes makes me want to feel like punching” then-President Donald Trump. He was never held accountable for this.
Even President Joe Biden has spouted incendiary rhetoric that he’s never been held accountable for.
Three years ago in the spring of 2018, he said he’d love to “beat the hell out of” then-President Trump.
At the time, Fox News host Jesse Watters rightly noted, “If [Dick] Cheney had said he’s going to take Obama out in the schoolyard and beat him up…It would be all over the place, but the Left can get away with this stuff.”
Listen via Fox News’ “The Five“:
This was the same point that McCarthy made Thursday, but apparently Scarborough — who’s become increasingly partisan in recent years — didn’t get it.
“Do you think we’re as stupid as you? Because I would love for you, go on the House floor today, Kevin, and give us the name of the Democrat who, before they were Democrat, called for your assassination, called for a bullet into your brain?” he continued ranting.
“Give us the names, McCarthy, or keep your mouth shut. We’re not that stupid. The four years of McCarthyism is over, all right? It’s over! So stop your lying to the American people!”
Perhaps Scarborough forgot, but during the summer of 2017, a radicalized Bernie Sanders supporter and MSNBC fan didn’t just call for bullets — he literally opened fire at a practice congressional Republican baseball game for charity in Alexandra, Virginia.
In doing so, shooter James Hodgkinson nearly killed McCarthy’s second-in-command, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise.
Since that day, not a single Democrat has sought to ask whether their own incendiary rhetoric was responsible for what happened, as noted by Sen. Rand Paul in a passionate speech delivered on the Senate floor just days ago.
“What of Democrat incitement to violence? No Democrat will honestly ask whether Bernie Sanders incited of the shooter that nearly killed Steve Scalise and volunteer coach. The shooter nearly pulled off a massacre,” he said on Jan. 26th.
“He was there because he fervently believed the false and inflammatory rhetoric spewed by Bernie and other Democrats, such as the Republican healthcare plan for the uninsured is that you die,” he added. “As this avowed Bernie supporter shot Steve Scalise nearly killing him and shot one of our coaches and two or three of our staff, he screamed, ‘This is for healthcare.'”
Yet never once was Sanders’ rhetoric condemned.
“Ask me or anyone if that’s incitement. No Democrat will ask whether Cory Booker incited violence when he called for his supporters to get up in their face of congresspeople, a very visual and specific incitement,” Paul continued.
“No Democrat will ask whether Maxine Waters incited violence when she literally told her supporters, and I quote, that, ‘If you see a member of the Trump administration at a restaurant, at a department store, at a gas station, or any place, you create a crowd and you push back on them.’ Is that not incitement?”
In Joe Scarborough’s world, apparently it’s not. Either that or Scarborough is a shameless liar, ironically enough …
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