Scarborough Blasts ‘Used Car Salesman’ Mitch McConnell For Merrick Garland Defense: ‘He’s Changing History’


MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday for his latest defense of the Merrick Garland process.

McConnell was confronted by John Dickerson on Face the Nation Sunday over Republican stonewalling of Garland, President Barack Obama‘s nominee for the Supreme Court. Garland was nominated in an election year, and thus denied a hearing by the Republican controlled Senate. Dickerson’s challenge of McConnell’s claim that the move was supported by historical precedent led to a heated exchange between the two.

“It’s like a used-car salesman,” Scarborough said on Morning Joe. “‘This car only has three tires on it.’ ‘No, no, it’s got four tires on it, you’re not listening to me. It’s got four tires.’”

“Good job by John Dickerson,” the MSNBC host added.

“They’re moving the goal post to different parties,” Scarborough said. “Pretty soon, I suppose, if it serves him, there will be a leprechaun rule. ‘No, we can do it if there is not a leprechaun who is a vice president.’”

“He’s changing history, adjusting facts to suit his purposes today,” he added. “But, of course, the great concern is the long-term ramifications, even when Democrats get back in power. Perhaps it goes, Harry Reid moved the goal posts, now you have Mitch McConnell moving the goal posts, and the question is what comes next? How undignified can this process become?”

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