On his MSNBC show, Hardball, Chris Matthews suggests that it would be a "witch hunt . . . to impeach a President for his sexual misconduct, even if it is illegal."
Morning Joe began the week reveling in President Trump's problems, with Donny Deutsch saying that the President's predicament is just "the tip of the iceberg" and insisting more than once that Trump will pay "for the rest of his life."
Appearing as a panel member on Saturday's Up with David Gura on MSNBC, NBC contributor and frequent Meet the Press panelist Heather McGhee gave signs of being far inside the liberal bubble when she lamented that Attorney General nominee Bill Barr has a history of wanting to lock up more criminals as she claimed that currently "the entire country is very excited" about reducing the number of prison inmates.
She also asserted that pro-life opposition to Roe vs Wade is "far outside of the mainstream" even though polling suggests significant restrictions on abortion are supported by most Americans.
To offer a different interpretation, reader WKRP took the view that McQuade was not suggesting that President Trump be stripped of his citizenship, but that he be removed from office if he obtained the presidency via fraud. If indeed that's what McQuade meant, she found a roundabout means of saying so. But this writer acknowledges this as a plausible alternative interpretation of her remark.
Appearing on MSNBC Live With Velshi & Ruhle Friday afternoon, newly-hired NBC News Technology Correspondent Jacob Ward argued that a recent string of deadly natural disasters were actually “good news” because such tragedies would help push the climate change agenda. He went on to compare the “doubt industry” skeptical of manmade climate change to cigarette companies denying a link between smoking and cancer.
In a column she wrote over the weekend, Maureen Dowd of The New York Times joined a long list of media personalities who have used the death of President George H.W. Bush to trash President Trump. Dowd contrasted the “narcissistic, amoral, vulgar reality-TV president” with the “modest, principled, classy, old-world president.” She made similar comments Wednesday’s edition of MTP Daily: “in this era of covering white-collar crimes and porn stars and vulgarity...it was nice to look back to someone who was trying to represent decency and civility...that modesty is such contrast to Trump’s endless odyssey of narcissistic self-discovery.” One could just as easily say that Dowd’s descriptions of Bush in 2018 are in such contrast to her comments about him in 1990.
On Morning Joe, commenting on remarks by Rudy Giuliani that could be seen as critical of President Trump, Mika Brzezinski twice asks at "what time" Giuliani crafted his remarks. She twice suggests that the explanation for Rudy's candor could lie in the fact that they came "late in the day." Back in 2016, at a time when Trump was considering Giuliani as a possible selection for Secretary of State, Mika hinted that Rudy had been "drinking a lot" during a meeting with Trump.
Apparently MSNBC anchor Hallie Jackson has forgotten the concept of federalism. At least that’s the way in appeared on Thursday, when she suggested that the United States Senate should somehow intervene in a dispute between Republicans and Democrats over changes to the state government in Wisconsin.
In a “Let Me Finish” commentary that came from way out in left field, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews ended Thursday’s show with a plea for failed Texas Democratic senatorial candidate Beto O’Rouke to join the 2020 Democratic presidential field, citing his “magic” and comparing him to the late former President, George H. W. Bush.
On MTP Daily's "I'm Obsessed With..." segment, MSNBC host Chuck Todd took the time to blame Republicans in Wisconsin and Michigan for bringing an "end to any brief era of good feelings" in the aftermath of former President George H.W. Bush's passing, as he condemned the GOP-controlled state legislatures for curtailing gubernatorial power now that Democrats will assume office as governors in January.
On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough, criticizing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for allegedly "lying" to Congress about the Saudi prince's involvement in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, says that Pompeo is "a relatively young man with great credentials, a great past behind him, who is going out and sullying his reputation for a man who may not be in the White House for another year."
On Monday night's All In show, MSNBC viewers saw an unusually heated debate between the left and the far left as Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin battled with Esquire contributor and frequent MSNBC guest Charles Pierce over whether former President George H.W. Bush was too accommodating to the "far right."