MSNBC anchor Joe Scarborough went on an epic rant this past Wednesday, January 27, in response to Senate Republicans who want to "move on" from the Capitol insurrection which took place earlier this month.
The January 6 Capitol riot by Trump supporters coming from a rally at the White House resulted in 5 deaths—including a Capitol police officer—and was cited as the cause of 2 more.
You can watch Scarborough's monologue below, in which he singles out Republican Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of Missouri for their blatant hypocrisy.
.@JoeNBC slams Republicans in the Senate who want Americans to "forget" about the Capitol attack. "These are Tru… https://t.co/E07fdVCuLs— MSNBC (@MSNBC) 1611752847.0
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough tore into Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for a second morning in a row, but he saved some ire… https://t.co/U6hdIPjWrF— TheWrap (@TheWrap) 1611843756.0
Many Twitter users shared Scarborough's video, feeling the same as he did.
Joe Scarborough is most of us. https://t.co/gl1GP6RztZ— Katherine Davies 😷 (@Katherine Davies 😷) 1611835286.0
@MSNBC @JoeNBC Georgia should be Republicans warning of voters do not forget..We in Georgia realized we had the pow… https://t.co/MlLVv3NbPd— AKJ💕 (@AKJ💕) 1611753562.0
@MSNBC @JoeNBC Think about it.... The Trump admin and the GOP had NO PLAN to battle a pandemic killing 1000s of cit… https://t.co/srRhP60As6— Alex Iannelli (@Alex Iannelli) 1611758538.0
Speaking to the Republican Senators, Scarborough said:
"Forget? Forget? You are out of your mind and you're not a conservative. That's how conservatives do not talk. We don't forget, if you attack our country, we go after you, we jail you, we throw away the key."
@MSNBC @Morning_Joe @JoeNBC Just listened to @JoeNBC powerful speech regarding the spineless republican senators an… https://t.co/ZeM0pDFonz— CJL (@CJL) 1611754038.0
@MSNBC @Morning_Joe @JoeNBC If Congress rules it is unconstitutional to try Trump because he is now a private citiz… https://t.co/w7GryjZIwE— Regina Dowd (@Regina Dowd) 1611753308.0
@MSNBC @JoeNBC You have accurately taken all my emotions surrounding Trump and his orchestrated insurrection on The… https://t.co/D6fZhi4iHc— TheSplinterInYourHeart (@TheSplinterInYourHeart) 1611754240.0
Over videos of the Capitol insurrection, Scarborough also commented:
"You know what these people are? These are Trump terrorists. Call them by their name."
@MSNBC @JoeNBC So sad that Trump's influence is so strong - I had faith that the American people (in red states) wo… https://t.co/ZY0IDtzzdq— Buffalo Bills Fan 2 U🌊 🌊💙❤️ (@Buffalo Bills Fan 2 U🌊 🌊💙❤️) 1611753269.0
@MSNBC @JoeNBC Where are the heads of the American people? Allowing these Republicans such as Rand Paul, Ted Cruz.… https://t.co/Zp3yvlmZxy— louis w. Philosopher (@louis w. Philosopher) 1611753441.0
@MSNBC @Morning_Joe @JoeNBC I absolutely agree with you Joe and I am tired of people telling us to forget and move… https://t.co/Is15NrmKxO— Sharon Williams (@Sharon Williams) 1611762094.0
Twitter praised the MSNBC host for his frank, passionate criticisms.
@MSNBC @JoeNBC @SteveDaines @RepRosendale We won't forget. You can't just make this go away. This was a horrible d… https://t.co/6M8YzoUXu1— DefinitelyNotARobot (@DefinitelyNotARobot) 1611771813.0
@MSNBC @JoeNBC Oh! How I have been longing to hear someone express how I feel. I am praying that the hardened hea… https://t.co/3oPvL9sNNm— Sophisticated Supply Teacher (@Sophisticated Supply Teacher) 1611761005.0
@MSNBC @JoeNBC “If you attack our country, we go after you.” Goddam right.— RayWoodson2.0 (@RayWoodson2.0) 1611760059.0
Calls for accountability over the Capitol insurrection have continued even after President Trump left office.
Time will tell whether the politicians who incited the violence face consequences.