MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough on Thursday hammered the Republican Party for what he described as a “culture of corruption” that has led to multiple indictments of allies of President Donald Trump.
Reacting to Wednesday’s indictment of Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., on securities fraud allegations, Scarborough went off on an epic rant about how many Republican lawmakers and officials have found themselves caught up in corruption scandals.
In addition to Collins, Scarborough noted that former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen is reportedly being investigated for tax fraud; that Trump Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has been accused of stealing money from some of his business associates; and that Trump cabinet officials Tom Price and Scott Pruitt both had to resign amid multiple reports of corruption.
“Talk about the swamp!” Scarborough said. “It’s now up to Trump’s neck! There is such a culture of corruption there. Somebody yesterday said that Collins had to feel picked on when you had Wilbur Ross, in their words, doing insider trading at a pace the guy thought he only had two weeks to live… Just a culture of corruption and, as they say, the fish rots from the head.”