On her 9:00 a.m. show, MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle was on the subject nobody can stop talking about this morning: whether President Donald Trump would fire special counsel Robert Mueller.
On the show, Republican strategist Evan Siegfried said the move would be disastrous for Republicans.
“This would be looking like it’s trying to cover up a cover up of a cover up,” he said. “You got to follow the cover ups of the cover ups. You get to a certain point where it is insanity.”
When Ruhle sparred with him about how many cover ups were needed before Republicans started to panic, He continued his point, and used a specific turn-of-phrase that Ruhle didn’t like
“Republicans right now are dealing with two things that are making it harder for them to stand up to the president and grow a pair which is, one, they have a base that 80% of them…”
Ruhle cut him off — briefly derailing the conversation with a schoolmarmish scolding.
“Grow a pair is not what we’re saying here. We’re not using grow a pair,” she said. “Last time I checked when you kicked someone in the where you grow a pair they start crying, so grow a pair, like move on, on that one.”
“Republicans still need to develop that backbone.”
“Backbone works,” said Ruhle.
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