During Tuesday’s edition of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough mocked Sen. Ted Cruz after the Texas Republican threw a fit, blaming Sen. Mitch McConnell over the Republican’s failure to take control of the U.S. Senate during the 2022 midterm and complaining that President Joe Biden will “flood the courts” with liberal judges.
“What do you think that was about? I feel like — I don’t know, aimed at someone,” Scarborough asked after listening to Cruz’s diatribe about losing the Senate.
“I don’t know. Let’s bring in Willie for a second,” said co-host Mika Brzezinski.
“Willie, do you think Ted’s — what do you think he was upset about?” Scarborough asked. After a back-and-forth over his sweet tea, the co-host asked, “I’m curious, though. He is very upset. Do you think it’s Donald Trump he’s upset at? The Republican Party that voted for people that can’t win general elections in swing states? They keep making this mistake.”
Scarborough went on to explain that he agreed with Cruz’s point that Biden will be able to appoint more federal, just as Donald Trump did.
“I want to underline one thing that the senator said that’s so important,” Scarborough continued. “That the Federalist Society was having this celebration last week, saying, ‘look what we did.’ So they go up there and they’re celebrating. And I’m sitting there. Wait a second. Your radicalism, your decision, Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh, not to go along with the Chief Justice and the Mississippi 15-week ban, that is now put Joe Biden in a position — and Ted Cruz is exactly right here. Joe Biden is going to appoint a historic number of federal judges in this first term. He is already on pace to do that and now no speed bumps whatever, he gets to appoint whoever he wants to appoint and this shows again — checks and balances. That’s what this is.”
“You get too radical for the middle of America, then the other side is rewarded,” Scarborough said. “It seems to me here that Ted Cruz is right but Republicans and the Federalist Society and a lot of senators have only themselves to blame.”
Watch the segment below from MSNBC: