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

Stefani Reynolds

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Wednesday lashed out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for his characterization of protesters of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as angry mobs, asking whether the senator would also describe President Trump’s campaign rallies the same way. 

Scarborough’s comments come a day after Trump’s supporters targeted Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) by repeatedly chanting “lock her up” during a campaign rally in Iowa. 

{mosads}“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 Clinton, 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.”

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