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Going into the Fourth of July weekend on Friday, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough ended the 8 O’clock hour with an interview with presidential historian Jon Meacham where the duo went on to pompously and hypocritically wax poetic about the state of the country and how we should reflect on the situation we’re in regarding the January 6 hearings. And according to these two, we’re facing down the same dark forces that got humanity expelled from the Garden of Eden.
Teeing up Meacham to tell a story about “what being a patriot is really all about,” Scarborough cited how “A lot of people talking, obviously, over the past few days about Cassidy Hutchison and her testimony on January 6 committee. Reminds me of something that you speak a great deal about. And that is something that happened I believe on June the 1st 1950, with a certain female senator from Maine.”
The senator he was hinting at was Republican Margaret Chase Smith and how she spoke out against Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-WI). Meacham praised her “speech titled ‘The Declaration of Conscience,’ in which she said we can disagree about the goals of policy but we should not question each other's motives.” “We cannot be un-American in that way,” he paraphrased of her criticism of McCarthy.