Despite being the Democratic front runner, Hillary Clinton is now on the attack against her rival Bernie Sanders. As she continues, hosts on MSNBC are calling her out.
During the first Democratic debate earlier this month, the issue of gun control resulted in a heated exchange between the candidates. Being from a more rural state, Vermont, Sanders has been a bit more relaxed on gun control laws in an attempt to represent the views of his constituents. As the debate on the issue picked up steam, Sanders commented that people should not be shouting about gun control, but rather come together for a common sense solution. Clinton’s reaction was the focus during the Oct. 27 edition of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC.
Clinton’s recent campaign stops have included a line that mimicked the debate. Hinting that Sanders implied she should stop shouting about guns because she was a woman, Clinton went on to say, “I’m not shouting. It’s just that when women talk, some people think we’re shouting.” After the “Morning Joe” crew played the clip, conservative co-host Joe Scarborough turned to his liberal co-host, Mika Brzezinski and asked if what Sanders said was actually sexist.
“No,” Brzezinski said, asking Scarborough, “please don’t make me say it.” Scarborough responded, “Well, let me just say that’s pathetic. That’s just absolutely pathetic.” Agreeing, Brzezinski said, “That was pathetic.” “When (HBO show) Veep does it, Julia Louis Dreyfus, it’s hysterical, because it’s so ridiculous. That wasn’t even funny, that was pathetic.” Brzezinski continued, explaining that Clinton should know better not to cry sexism at a time when it’s not called for.
“I know sexism. Hillary Clinton knows sexism. She should know better than to let her staff make her do that. It needs to be her. She needs to get out there and talk. Everyone stop writing lines for her. They’re bad. Really bad. And when we talk about sexism, we talk about women and equal pay and all these things that are important, let’s not denigrate it with that stupidity. Let’s not, because we embarrass ourselves. I’m, like, cringing. You really shouldn’t have asked me.”
Scarborough chimed in again, referring to Clinton as “sad and pathetic,” stating, “That is exactly why people like Donald Trump are doing well,” citing political correctness that was “just total BS.” The former Republican congressman also said Clinton was acting like a “sad victim” who was playing the “sexism card.”
While Sanders is holding a lead New Hampshire, Clinton has a comfortable national advantage, polling 20 points a head of the competition. For the former Secretary of State to accuse Sanders of sexism at a time when it was obvious he wasn’t implying it, shows there is a sign of possible desperation from a campaign that shouldn’t be going there.