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Scarborough calls McConnell 'snowflake,' wonders what he thinks of 'angry mobs' at Trump rallies

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Wednesday lashed out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP leaders hesitant to challenge Trump on Saudi Arabia Overnight Health Care — Presented by Purdue Pharma — Trump officials ratchet up fight over drug pricing | McConnell says Republicans could try again on ObamaCare repeal | Dems go on offense against GOP lawsuit Republicans should prepare for Nancy Pelosi to wield the gavel MORE (R-Ky.) for his characterization of protesters of Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughProtesters confront Cruz at airport over Kavanaugh vote Trump renews attacks against Tester over VA nominee on eve of Montana rally Corker: Trump administration 'clamped down' on Saudi intel, canceled briefing MORE's confirmation as angry mobs, asking whether the senator would also describe President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump renews attacks against Tester over VA nominee on eve of Montana rally Trump submits 2017 federal income tax returns Corker: Trump administration 'clamped down' on Saudi intel, canceled briefing MORE's campaign rallies the same way. 

Scarborough's comments come a day after Trump's supporters targeted Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinThe Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Pollsters: White college-educated women to decide if Dems capture House Trump, Feinstein feud intensifies over appeals court nominees American Bar Association dropping Kavanaugh review MORE (D-Calif.) by repeatedly chanting "lock her up" during a campaign rally in Iowa. 

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“Now the president of the U.S. is holding rallies where angry mobs of people are demanding to lock up a U.S. senator because they disagree with her politics,” Scarborough said Wednesday on "Morning Joe."

“I guess due process and keeping your head, that was in vogue for Republicans last week,” he added, referencing the many GOP senators who criticized the waves of people who protested Kavanaugh's confirmation on Capitol Hill.

“Mitch McConnell must be shocked at the angry mobs,” Scarborough continued.

“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 ... because they disagree with her politically. That's an angry mob, right?”

McConnell has repeatedly criticized Democrats in recent weeks over the bitter confirmation fight Kavanaugh faced. On Tuesday, the majority leader ripped what he called the "far-left mob" over its demonstrations against Kavanaugh. 

"One far-left pressure group is already trying to circulate petitions that Justice Kavanaugh should be impeached. ... The mob would like to make itself perfectly clear," McConnell said. "The far-left mob is not letting up."

Protests erupted after Kavanaugh's confirmation. He was confirmed in a narrow 50-48 vote following a confirmation battle roiled with allegations by three women that Kavanaugh committed varying degrees of sexual misconduct in high school and college.

McConnell has also said that Republican senators were "literally under assault" in the days leading up to a vote on Kavanaugh and that protesters engaged in intimidation tactics.

Scarborough confronted McConnell's comments with an example from Trump's Iowa rally.

The crowd erupted into "lock her up" chants, a phrase often used at Trump rally's for 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMueller's team asking Manafort about Roger Stone: report O'Rourke targets Cruz with several attack ads a day after debate GOP pollster says polls didn't pick up on movement in week before 2016 election MORE, after Trump attacked the California senator. 

Feinstein said in a statement to The Hill shortly after the rally concluded that Trump's comments were "ridiculous and an embarrassment."