“Morning Joe” host Mika Brzezinski on Monday suggested media outlets should boycott White House aides “who repeatedly lie.”
Brzezinski on the MSNBC show specifically pointed to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, saying that items uncovered in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE's redacted report prove Sanders has lied.
Brzezinski's co-host and husband, Joe Scarborough, agreed with her assessment and also singled out White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne ConwayEthics watchdog accuses Psaki of violating Hatch Act Biden administration competency doubts increase Cook Political Report shifts Virginia governor's race to 'toss-up' MORE.
“I don’t understand why anybody would have Sarah Sanders on if they know that she is going to lie, Kellyanne Conway if they know that they are going to lie,” Scarborough said on the show, according to a clip shared by Mediate.
“This isn’t opinion, it isn’t subjective, you can stack their words up against words they’ve used in the past and they just lie and they do it openly and if they would like to get angry about that, we’d be glad to run clips all day tomorrow showing their lies.”
Scarborough, a frequent critic of President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump defends indicted GOP congressman House to vote Thursday on holding Bannon in contempt Youngkin calls for investigation into Loudoun County School Board amid sexual assault allegations MORE and his administration, went on to denounce Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, who went on several shows in the last few days following the release of Mueller’s report.
The report found that Sanders admitted to Mueller’s team that she misled reporters when she insisted in May 2017 during a press briefing that "countless" FBI agents had lost confidence in former Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTrump defends indicted GOP congressman Andrew McCabe's settlement with the Department of Justice is a signal to John Durham Giuliani told investigators it was OK to 'throw a fake' during campaign MORE leading up to his dismissal.
Sanders said her misstatements were a "slip of the tongue.”
“I don’t think reporters should have White House staff on who repeatedly lie,” Scarborough concluded Monday. “We can’t have people coming on programs who are going to deliberately lie.”
Brzezinski, who has also regularly criticized the president, added that “it’s time to take a stand,” referring to the media’s interaction with Trump’s White House.
“If [Sanders] won’t step down, we need to step up,” the co-host said.