Scarborough Hits Conservatives For Spin After Pennsylvania Election: Like Seth Rich Story, ‘Just Not True’


MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough called out “a lot of people on TV and conservative radio” who were trying to spin the victory of Democrat Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania’s special election as a win for Republicans — even comparing the spin to the Seth Rich conspiracy.

“A lot of people on TV and conservative radio yesterday were claiming that Conor Lamb was a conservative who just basically followed in Trump’s direction,” Scarborough said. “This is going to shock you, but like the Seth Rich story and so many others, that’s just not true.”

Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski went on to list Lamb’s policy positions, as well as noting that Lamb’s opponent, Republican Rick Saccone, ran ads deriding him as a liberal and “Nancy Pelosi‘s sheep.”

“So again it’s crazy,” Scarborough said. “They go from saying he’s a liberal tool of Nancy Pelosi to saying that he’s a Republican. And why doesn’t he just switch to the Republican Party the day after he wins.”

The Seth Rich conspiracy, which spread around conservative media like wildfire last summer, alleged (with no evidence) that the slain Democratic National Committee staffer was killed because he leaked the DNC’s emails to Wikileaks.

This week, it was announced that the family of Seth Rich sued Fox News, an investigative reporter and a network guest this week over a retracted report by the outlet that added fuel to the conspiracy. Rich’s parents are appearing on Good Morning America Thursday to speak out about the lawsuit.

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