Scarborough Mocks Ed Whelan’s Conspiracy Theory: ‘That’s Low, Even in the Age of Trump’


Joe Scarborough provided a candid critique of both political sides of the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh this morning, calling out the prejudicial opinions of support and damnation by both Republicans and Democrats respectively.

He also made a not-so-veiled shot at the widely ridiculed conspiracy theory put forth by a conservative advocate of Kavanaugh that suggests that Dr. Christine Forde has misidentified the attacker in her allegation of sexual assault….that probably didn’t happen!?

The conspiracy theory was pushed by Ed Whelan, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, on Twitter yesterday.

Whelan suggested (in a Twitter thread including maps and floor plans) that there is a case of mistaken identity going on and even named one former classmate of Kavanaugh’s in particular while saying, “To be clear, I have no idea what, if anything, did or did not happen in that bedroom at the top of the stairs, and I therefore do not state, imply or insinuate that [this person] or anyone else committed the sexual assault that Ford alleges.”

Scarborough opened his jag speaking about the lack of civility in today’s political landscape. “What’s offensive is the Democrats coming on the air and calling Kavanaugh an attempted rapist,” adding that its just as bad for “the Republicans coming on the air saying this woman is crazy and it never happened,” the Scarborough lamented.

But then he turned his attention briefly to a “conservative guy who has been an institution of sorts in Washington, D.C., we all know, I don’t want to say his name because what he did was so disgusting,” who suggested that Ford got her assaulter wrong. “Some guy named Ed pulled a guy out of a yearbook and tried to basically use this poor guy who is a private citizen like fed him to the lion’s den. It wasn’t Kavanaugh, it was a classmate of Kavanaugh. That’s where the party had to be. If you look at Google maps.”

Ford told the Washington Post last night that she was aware of other student put forth by the conspiracy theorist and she is certain the identity of her alleged attacker.  But the conspiracy theory?  In Scarborough’s esteem “that’s low, even in the age of Trump.”

Watch the clip above, courtesy of MSNBC.

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