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‘They Can’t Deal With The Truth’: Joe Scarborough Nails Why Republicans Acted Like ‘Jackasses’ During Biden’s SOTU Speech



Joe Scarborough

During Wednesday’s edition of “Morning Joe,” MSNBC host Joe Scarborough tore into congressional Republicans for acting foolish when confronted by President Joe Biden for proposed cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

Biden called on Congress to protect the broadly popular social programs, saying “some Republicans want Medicare and Social Security to sunset,” which triggered Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and a handful of GOP lawmakers who started yelling at the president.

But Scarborough said Biden’s claim was correct on calling them out during the prime time address.

“If you’re at home an you’re not as much of a nerd as me and you don’t follow all this stuff, let me tell you something, they were booing reality, Republicans,” Scarborough said. “Joe Biden said that one administration raised the debt more than first 220 years of president, we can say to you on the show, that’s a truth, the debt went up 25 percent. When he said Republicans raised the debt ceiling three times during the Trump administration — wait, why are they booing? They did it. They’re booing themselves for doing that.”

“Then, this is the one that gets me, talking about sunsetting Social Security and Medicare every five years, nobody dreamed that up — that was the head of the Republican Senate Campaign Committee,” Scarborough added. “He won’t say his name, I will say his name. Say his name: Rick Scott, the most powerful Republican in the United States Senate for running campaigns. So they’re acting like jackasses because they can’t deal with the truth, can’t deal with the truth, and they make themselves look foolish.”

The “Morning Joe” host also chastised House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for letting the craziest GOP lawmakers take over the Republican party.

“Here is the problem being a leader of Republicans right now is Marjorie Taylor Greene just gave a gift to Joe Biden, gave a gift to the Democratic Party, gave a gift to every Democrat that is running against Republicans who won in Biden districts,” Scarborough said, “and yet the incentive structure is such that Marjorie Taylor Greene will raise a million dollars by calling the president a liar. So you have all of these extremists that are raising a ton of money while damaging their party and they just don’t care. So if you’re Kevin McCarthy, what do you do?”



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