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 McConnellCornyn opens door to including criminal justice bill in government funding measure The Hill's Morning Report — Trump shakes up staff with eye on 2020, Mueller probe Judd Gregg: The government goes geriatric MORE (R-Ky.) for his characterization of protesters of Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughOvernight Health Care — Sponsored by Amgen — Supreme Court sides with Planned Parenthood, declines to take funding case | NIH to fund research into fetal tissue alternatives | Oklahoma seeks Trump approval for Medicaid work requirements Time fumbles another 'Person of the Year' by excluding Kavanaugh Trump, Mueller both make Time 'Person of the Year' shortlist MORE's confirmation as angry mobs, asking whether the senator would also describe President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Ayers decision casts harsh light on Trump NASA offers to show Stephen Curry evidence from moon landings Freedom Caucus calls on leadership to include wall funding, end to 'catch and release' in funding bill MORE's campaign rallies the same way. 

Scarborough's comments come a day after Trump's supporters targeted Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinTime fumbles another 'Person of the Year' by excluding Kavanaugh Bottom Line Focus on Yemen, not the Saudi crown prince 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 ClintonHillicon Valley — Presented by AT&T — NRCC exposes security flaws 2 years after Russia hacks | Google Plus to shut down early | Scathing House report scolds Equifax for breach | McCarthy knocks Google ahead of CEO's hearing Press: Mueller closes in on Trump McCarthy dismisses Dem-led Trump probes 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."