Al Sharpton went after Republicans on his MSNBC show tonight for what he described as the “ugly” lawsuit John Boehner‘s pushing against President Obama. Sharpton was joined by Melissa Harris-Perry, who reacted to one Republican trashing Obama by describing his attitude as “uppity.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said this week that Obama is acting like an “imperial” president and he should be humbled by losing the Senate in the fall. In response, Harris-Perry said, “It really does sound as though he’s basically called the president… uppity.”
Sharpton agreed, remarking that these attacks by the GOP and the proposed lawsuit seem like they want to “put him in his place.” E.J. Dionne did note that the lawsuit has riled up the Democratic base, and in fact the DCCC raised a lot of money in the day after the lawsuit was announced.
Sharpton defended Obama somewhat on charges of executive overreach by saying he’s done it less than his predecessors, and Harris-Perry claimed that Obama’s executive actions had less consequences for less people.
Watch the full segment below, via MSNBC:
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