Tuesday’s Morning Joe featured a propaganda segment dedicated to attacking the conservative nonprofit think tank The Heritage Foundation for president Kevin Roberts’ comments on Fox News advocating for the defunding and restructuring of the FBI. What Scarborough omitted was the fact Roberts was speaking in regards to something a Media Research Center and Free Speech America investigation has confirmed: the weaponization of the federal government against conservatives.
Roberts, citing the FBI’s horrifying raid of Pennsylvania pro-life activist Mark Houck and his family, as well as the general fact the FBI was now a political actor, called for the agency to be “started over from scratch and rebuilt.”
Catholic News Agency reported that Houck, who was acquitted of the charges which resulted in the FBI raid, now intends to sue the agency and described the FBI’s tactics as “recklessness” and “an act of terror.”
But Scarborough took serious issue with Heritage’s president, accusing him of helping criminals:
'He’s lying to you in a way that helps leaders of ISIS. He is lying to you in ways that make you less safe. He’s lying to you in a way that provides comfort to cyber criminals. That provides comfort to domestic terrorists. It provides comfort to people who are gang members, to drug dealers, drug smugglers, drug lords.'
On top of that, Scarborough somehow attributed the push against the FBI to be in retaliation for investigations of Donald Trump, despite the fact Roberts did not mention Trump or the investigations of him at all in the clip shown.
MSNBC tried to frame Heritage’s push to clean out the FBI’s corruption and ideological persecution of Christians and conservatives as an attack on law and order, however, it is anything but that. In addition to targeting pro-lifers, the Biden Administration’s FBI retaliated against whistleblowers, and most shockingly of all, Biden’s Department of Homeland Security was found by the MRC to be launching a full-scale ideological war to demonize all conservatives as terrorists and extremists.
In an investigative report published last week, MRC discovered that the Biden DHS was using taxpayer-funded antiterrorism programs not to fight ISIS or gangs or foreign actors, but to try to classify all right-leaning citizens and organizations as Nazis and domestic terrorists.
The Biden Administration was openly weaponizing America’s law enforcement against anyone who opposed the Democratic Party and left-wing politics. Not only does this weaponization pose a grave threat to American democracy, but it also sucks resources away from the type of duties which Scarborough claims defunding the FBI would put in jeopardy. Can you really blame Heritage for advocating to dismantle the FBI after the federal government tried to falsely label Heritage as an extremist organization alongside Nazis?
The transcript is below, click "expand" to read:
MSNBC’s Morning Joe
7:02 AM ET
WILLIE GEIST: Now, here's what the president of the conservative Heritage Foundation said:
KEVIN ROBERTS: If you take a step back and look at the FBI from a policy, an ideas point of view, it’s clear that it's become politically weaponized. Ask Mark Houck in Pennsylvania. Ask the pro-life activist who’s being hounded this weekend probably as we sit here, Shannon, by two FBI agents. Ask anyone who’s a reasonable conservative, and you know that this is an agency -- and I mean this very intentionally as a policy objective -- it needs to be started over from scratch and rebuilt. This is not a law enforcement agency. It's a political weapon.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: That's just a lie. He’s lying to you.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Wow.
SCARBOROUGH: He’s lying to you in a way that helps leaders of ISIS. He is lying to you in ways that make you less safe.
BRZEZINSKI: It’s worse than I thought.
SCARBOROUGH: He’s lying to you in a way that provides comfort to cyber criminals. That provides comfort to domestic terrorists. It provides comfort to people who are gang members, to drug dealers, drug smugglers, drug lords. I mean, the things the FBI does day in and day out, and that they've done day in and day out for decades, and these clowns want to defund them and make - I- just bring anarchy to America because Donald Trump has been investigated by the FBI.