MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Thursday condemned House Republicans as the “lynching caucus” for trying to punish Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney while defending QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Greene, a newly elected Republican from Georgia, got a standing ovation Wednesday evening from some colleagues during a closed-door House GOP conference meeting, while 61 Republicans voted to strip Cheney of her conference chair.
In response, Scarborough slammed the 61 Republicans saying, “of course, that’s the lynching caucus. This is, of course, a woman who called for the lynching of President Barack Obama, called for the lynching of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.”
“She told everybody to be calm, take your time, don’t rush this,” the “Morning Joe” host continued. “If we do it right, we can lynch Barack Obama. This is what she said and what your Republican Party gave a standing ovation to last night. She said if you’re just patient, we can actually lynch, we can kill Hillary Clinton.”
“That’s what she said,” Scarborough added, “and they’re giving her a standing ovation. She called for a bullet in the brain of the speaker of the House, assassination for Nancy Pelosi. That’s what House Republicans gave a standing ovation to last night. She said Jews — you can’t compare these people to Nazis, that’s wrong! Oh, how dare you! She said that Jews, a Jewish cabal was responsible for the wildfires in California because a Jewish laser, it was the Jews’ fault. My god, how could anybody draw parallels to Nazis. That woman got a standing ovation.”
Watch the segment below via MSNBC.