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‘Have You Fallen For a Cult Leader?’: Mika Shames GOP Silence on Thwarted Domestic Terror Plot

During Tuesday’s episode of Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski shamed Republicans for their “deafening” silence on the arrest of the white nationalist Coast Guard officer accused of plotting terror attacks. He also had compiled a hit list, which included co-host Joe Scarborough.

“I think this is a clear opportunity for some Republicans to stand up to the president, even though it might be risky. What doesn’t seem risky, Joe, what Republicans have denounced the obvious threat to the president’s critics? What Republicans have stepped up and said this is wrong in lieu of the president not stepping up and making a statement against someone who would threaten the lives of the president’s critics,” Brzezinski asked. “I just don’t know what planet we’re on when you can’t even get one Republican or two or three to say, you know, ‘the president should have denounced it, I denounced it.'”

“It was actually a plot to assassinate most of his Democrat being opponents who are seeking the presidency, running against him,” Scarborough explained. “And the silence was deafening, not on from the president who said, gee, that’s too bad but never denounced it.”

“Have you fallen for a cult leader? Does he have a hold of your brain? Can you speak for yourselves, Republicans,” she asked.

“It’s really unbelievable. Not a word. Again, also on that list to be assassinated, the leader of the house, democratic leader of the house, democratic leader of the Senate and members of the press. Not a word. Not a word,” Scarborough said.

“I’m stunned. It’s deafening,” Brzezinski added.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked if she thinks Trump’s rhetoric helps fuel terror plots against his critics last week.

“I certainly don’t think that,” Sanders said. “The president [hasn’t] at any point has done anything but condemn violence, against journalists or anyone else. In fact, every single time something like this happens, the president is typically one of the first people to condemn the violence and the media is the first people to condemn the president.”

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Julio has previously written for Independent Journal Review. He is currently a Military/Veterans Contributor for Townhall.com and serving in the Marine Corps Reserves.