MSNBC host Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughMSNBC’s Donny Deutsch to launch new show with Buttigieg interview Mika Brzezinski tees off on Biden accuser’s demand for apology: ‘Completely ridiculous!’ ‘Morning Joe’ hosts tear into conservatives for dismissing students’ calls for gun control MORE on Monday teed off on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, calling his remarks during an interview with “Fox News Sunday” host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceChris Wallace: Democratic attempt to question Barr with staffers ‘a bit of a stunt’ Fox News to host town hall with Gillibrand in June Fox’s Levin fires back at Chris Wallace for jab at ‘opinion people’ MORE “disgraceful” and “insulting.”
“He is beneath contempt. He should be ashamed of himself. He’s doing a disservice to the United States of America,” Scarborough said on “Morning Joe.”
“And that bumbling, stupid act that he did on Fox News, insulting Chris Wallace,” he added.
“And the viewers,” injected co-host Mika BrzezinskiMika Emilie BrzezinskiMSNBC’s Donny Deutsch to launch new show with Buttigieg interview Mika Brzezinski tees off on Biden accuser’s demand for apology: ‘Completely ridiculous!’ Kasie Hunt announces pregnancy on ‘Morning Joe’ MORE.
“And the viewers! It’s just disgraceful,” Scarborough exclaimed. “It’s just disgraceful! Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoRussia condemns ‘irresponsible’ US effort to oust Maduro in Venezuela CBS’s Brennan presses Pompeo on if there is a Pentagon-State discrepancy on Chinese ‘concentration camps’ Pompeo ‘can’t rank’ climate change on list of national security threats MORE is unworthy to hold any public office for the rest of his life.”
Scarborough, a former GOP congressman who left the party in 2017, took issue with Pompeo’s frustration at Wallace on Sunday regarding why President TrumpDonald John TrumpKamala Harris: Barr ‘lied to Congress’ Trump to Palestinians in Gaza: ‘End the violence and work towards peace’ O’Rourke: Mueller report affirmed need for impeachment against Trump MORE didn’t confront Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinRussia’s sudden change of heart on AI Adam Sandler’s ‘Opera Man’ returns to ‘SNL’ to mock ‘I make-a the wall’ Trump Trump goes on tear, sharing tweets about Putin, North Korea’s Kim and far-right YouTube star MORE on meddling in the 2016 election.
“You are looking at the administration that has been tougher on Russia than any of its predecessors, and yet you continue to be fixated on something that Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE wrote down,” Pompeo told Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”
“I’m not fixated about Robert Mueller, I’m fixated on the president’s conversation with Vladimir Putin, and the fact that in a conversation he doesn’t even mention meddling in 2020,” Wallace retorted. “And the question I’m asking, I think it’s a legitimate one, a lot of people are asking it, sir, is ‘Why not?’ “
Pompeo replied by explaining that it should be understood that “sometimes conversations just aren’t long enough to include every issue that might be brought up.”
“But no one should misunderstand from your question today, your viewers should not be misled, this administration has taken seriously the threat of election interference and will continue to do so,” the secretary of State added.
Scarborough on Monday also said Pompeo should be “at the top of the list of day traders who don’t understand: Donald Trump is going to be out of office in a year and a half, and he’s going to be at home, sitting at home.”
“Because he’s disgracing himself every day, attacking Chris Wallace, attacking ‘Fox News Sunday,’ and attacking the viewers,” the MSNBC host added.
Scarborough had predicted on several occasions last year that Trump would not seek reelection.
“I don’t think Donald Trump is going to run for reelection,” Scarborough told CBS “Late Show” host Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertColbert tears into Barr: ‘Your four-page summary was a steaming pile of snit’ Colbert to air live ‘Late Show’ after first two Democratic debates WHIP LIST: Who’s in and out in the 2020 race MORE in October 2018. “He didn’t want to be elected president. He didn’t think he was going to be elected president. He didn’t even think he was going to get the Republican nomination. He’s going to cash out.”