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On Monday, Morning Joe finally discovered something that the rest of America has known for over a year: there is a humanitarian crisis at America’s southern border. In doing so, however, they ignored the real issues plaguing America’s Customs and Border Patrol and went straight to throwing particularly disgusting political dirt at the Trump Administration.
In a segment that included co-hosts Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Associated Press White House Correspondent Jonathan Lemire, the panelists reacted to a New Yorker piece from over the weekend that detailed the dire conditions in overwhelmed migrant detention centers on the border.
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Instead of actually diving into the nuances of the issue at hand, Scarborough went right to questioning Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith over Border Patrol not being given enough resources from Congress to adequately care for the surge of illegal migrants.
After playing a clip of Pence calling on Congress to provide more funding, the MSNBC hosts launched this vile attack (click “expand”):
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JOE SCARBOROUGH: Jonathan Lemire, that's just a lie.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI [REFERRING TO PENCE]: You're pathetic.
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SCARBOROUGH: — a devout Christian and uses is — and I'm sure he is; I’m not questioning his faith but he uses it as a political badge of honor. Mike should read the gospels again and see what Jesus says about the treatment of little children. He can start at Luke 17:2. Something about mill stones being hung around people's neck. You have got to explain to us: what does the administration think they are gaining by allowing children to walk around with lice and walk around without diapers and 8-year-olds having to take care of 2 or 3-year-olds? What does the administration think they gain from that?
And then, Scarborough and Lemire claimed that Trump’s zero tolerance policy on the border was somehow responsible for...
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