In the wake of an assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on Monday’s Morning Joe on MSNBC Donny Deutsch argued “this is a moment in time” for Republicans to be “brave” enough to stand up to President Trump. Later in the show Deutsch suggested Paul Manafort’s cooperation with prosecutors, combined with the news about Kavanaugh, means “you really feel the noose tightening around Trump.”
MSNBC analyst Donny Deutsch on the Monday, September 17 Morning Joe:
“The Republicans, the cowardice of them – if they’re smart – they’re going to have to kind of pull up their big boy or girl pants at this point, understand they will be branded forever. All of the chickens are going to come to roost and all of these people who have been quiet, who have stood by, they are going to pay for it. This is a moment in time and if they hide at this moment in time the rest of their political careers will pay. I hope there is Republicans listening, this is not a gray issue, this is a black and white. At the very least you need to say, no, we’re not going to not hear evil. We need to listen. I believe Kavanaugh is dead at this point. I would be shocked if he’s ever a Supreme Court justice....
“Obviously with Corker and Flake, they’ve been the brave ones. They’re retiring and Murkowski and Collins, obviously, with an extra sensitivity to women. It might be a matter of time, particularly if you connect the dots to Manafort turning and you really feel the noose tightening around Trump. You just feel it, you see it, you know it’s happening, that some other Republicans may start to act brave even if it’s just simple selfish interests. It might be -- I was asking Senator Durbin this, ‘are you getting the feeling some senators are feeling it’s okay to come out from under the rock right now? What was unthinkable a few months ago, kind of really going against the president?’ When you kind of bring these two things together, might be a moment in time.”
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