MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough called on Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. to drop out and “help consolidate efforts” against Democratic frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, Monday morning.
“People are talking about how well as she’s done, as good of a campaign she’s run, it is time for her to get out of the race,” Scarborough said of Klobuchar.
He then pivoted to Warren claiming the candidate finished poorly in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada.
“She finished in fourth place in her neighboring home state where she was supposed to win in New Hampshire last week. This week another disappointing finish. She’s maybe in single digits. She’s up to 10 percent now, but she’s in single digits in most of these counts,” Scarborough said. “Is it time for Elizabeth Warren? If she keeps finishing in fourth, fifth place, is it time to her to get out of the race to help consolidate efforts against Bernie Sanders? That’s what a lot of buzz on Twitter suggesting that’s the case.”
Nationally, Warren (13.2 percent) is polling higher than former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (9.8 percent) and Klobuchar (6.3 percent) is polling higher than Tom Steyer (2.2 percent). Many woke feminists on the left took aim at Scarborough, labeling him a misogynist for only calling on the two female candidates to drop out despite polling higher than other males candidates.
“The misogyny in our almost all white male punditry runs deep. How about we look at rate of return on how much each candidate has spent on each vote? The 2 billionaires have so messed up the natural process of democracy. Shame on you Joe Scarborough,” tweeted author Amy Kiskind.
The misogyny in our almost all white male punditry runs deep.
How about we look at rate of return on how much each candidate has spent for each vote? The 2 billionaires have so messed up the natural process of democracy. Shame on you @JoeNBC !
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) February 24, 2020
Please notice how @JoeNBC only calls on women to drop out.
Yes, this is sexist. No surprise, though. That's how Joe rolls. https://t.co/o4vkPLBAIE
— Kimberley Johnson (@AuthorKimberley) February 24, 2020
Scarborough seems to be in favor of opening an avenue for a more moderate candidate to take on Sanders for the Democratic nomination, which also makes Scarborough another example of overt mainstream media bias claimed by the Sanders campaign.
Over the weekend, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews likened Sanders’ victory in the Nevada caucuses to Nazi Germany running France in 1940.
“I was reading last night about the fall of France in the summer of 1940. And the general, Reynaud, calls up Churchill and says, ‘It’s over.’ And Churchill says, ‘How can that be? You’ve got the greatest army in Europe. How can it be over?’ He said, ‘It’s over,'” said Matthews.
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews likens Sanders victory in Nevada to Nazi Germany overrunning France in 1940: “It’s too late to stop him … it’s over” pic.twitter.com/6GJetLoDkq
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 22, 2020
This led to calls for the “Hardball” host to resign. Mike Casca, Sanders’ 2020 communications director tweeted his disdain for Matthews likening Sanders, a Jewish presidential candidate, to a Nazi.
“Never thought part of my job would be pleading with a national news network to stop likening the campaign of a Jewish presidential candidate whose family was wiped out by the Nazis to the third reich,” Casca tweeted.
never thought part of my job would be pleading with a national news network to stop likening the campaign of a jewish presidential candidate whose family was wiped out by the nazis to the third reich.
but here we are. https://t.co/2G1bqZ6bkI
— mike casca (@cascamike) February 22, 2020
Like Scarborough, Matthews and other liberal pundits are actively pushing for a relatively more moderate candidate to take on Sanders at the Democratic National Convention in July of 2020.