MSNBC Host Scolds McCain for Calling Anti-War Protesters 'Scum'

Kyle Drennen | January 30, 2015
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More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.

Even as his fellow Morning Joe co-hosts praised John McCain on Friday for denouncing Code Pink anti-war protesters who attempted to disrupt a Senate hearing as "low-life sum," MSNBC's Thomas Roberts lectured the Republican Senator for shutting down the intruders: "If people want to show up and protest, right? They should be allowed to hear their voices. And instead of calling Capitol Hill police and them calling them 'low-life scum.'"

Bloomberg's John Heilemann was incredulous: "Really? You think you should be allowed to show up at a Senate hearing and just like disrupt a Senate hearing? I mean, I'm all for peaceful protests and everything, but like, you know, you're in a Capitol Hill hearing room, you think people should just be able to like go in there and scream?"

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