MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough questioned the silence from President Donald Trump and his Department of Justice over a Coast Guard lieutenant’s alleged plot to kill prominent Democrats and journalists — including the “Morning Joe” host.
Court filings have detailed a plot by Lt. Christopher Hasson to assassinate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and other Trump critics, including Scarborough — but the Justice Dept. and the president have not publicly commented on the terror case.
“Look at the headline: ‘Trump silent on plot to kill critics,'” Scarborough said. “Let me say it again: Donald Trump silent on plot to kill critics.”
Scarborough called out prominent Republicans for also remaining silent.
“I will ask Mitt Romney, you think it’s a cool idea that somebody is trying to kill Nancy Pelosi, trying to kill Chuck Schumer?” Scarborough said. “You work with Chuck Schumer. You think you should condemn that plot? Hey, Lindsey Graham, you run the Judiciary Committee, you think it’s cool? You think you might want to check with the Justice Department and see why, oddly enough, they’re silent?”
“They’re silent about this unbelievable uncovering of a plot to kill half of the Democratic field that’s running against Donald Trump,” he continued, “kill the top Democrat in the House, kill the top Democrat in the Senate, kill one of the top Democrats investigating Donald Trump, from a Coast Guard lieutenant who had been planning domestic terrorism.”
“Not a word from Trump, not a word from Mitch McConnell, not a word from Kevin McCarthy, not a word from the Justice Department,” Scarborough added. “That is pathetic, and, by the way, you know Trump — does he know what’s he’s doing? Does he know what he’s doing here, what he’s encouraging by remaining silent?”