Scarborough: GOP being hypocritical in Corker reaction

Scarborough: GOP being hypocritical in Corker reaction
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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough early Tuesday said that members of the Republican Party have been hypocritical in their comments about the feud between President Trump and Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerRNC says ex-Trump ambassador nominee's efforts 'to link future contributions to an official action' were 'inappropriate' Lindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Nareit — White House cheers Republicans for storming impeachment hearing MORE (R-Tenn.).

“When the cameras are not on, when they can just talk to you and other reporters on the Hill and not be quoted, they sound exactly like Bob Corker does when the cameras are on,” Scarborough told USA Today’s Heidi Przybyla, referring to Republican lawmakers.

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“The level of hypocrisy in these statements that we just read really is mind-boggling,” he added after reading statements from GOP Sens. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSenate passes legislation supporting Hong Kong protesters Senators voice support for Iran protesters but stop short of taking action McConnell urges Trump to voice support for Hong Kong protesters MORE (Fla.) and Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanBudget process quick fixes: Fixing the wrong problem Why Republicans are afraid to call a key witness in the impeachment inquiry Republicans warn election results are 'wake-up call' for Trump MORE (Ohio).

Scarborough’s comments come after the feud between Corker and Trump reached new heights over the weekend, with the two exchanging increasingly personal insults on Twitter.

Trump in a Sunday morning tweet storm said Corker “didn’t have the guts to run” for reelection, adding that the Tennessee senator sought his endorsement, which Trump said he declined to provide.

Corker quickly shot back with his own tweet describing the White House as “an adult day care center.”

Corker’s chief of staff also said Trump urged the senator to run for reelection, and offered his endorsement.