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Joe Scarborough Openly Laughs at Sen. John Kennedy's ‘Corn Pone' Routine Asking Merrick Garland if He Is Racist

Added 02-23-21 07:34:02am EST - “Joe Scarborough could not contain his laughter after watching a clip of Senator John Kennedy asking Judge Merrick Garland "am I a racist" during a senate confirmation hearing .” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “Joe Scarborough Mocks John Kennedy Questioning Merrick Garland”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Joe Scarborough could not contain his laughter after watching a clip of Senator John Kennedy asking Judge Merrick Garland “Am I a racist?” during a Senate confirmation hearing that occurred Monday.

The Morning Joe segment opened with clips of Senators Josh Hawley and Kennedy asking Garland politically-charged yet simplistic questions about “defunding the police” and implicit bias, respectively, which Garland was able to parry quite easily, and even score some points with his rejoinders.

Over the past several weeks, Scarborough has repeatedly blamed Senator Hawley for the deadly insurrection that occurred on January 6th, a point which he makes in the segment above, but it was his open mockery of Senator Kennedy and his “cornpone routine” that stands out here.

“Every time John Kennedy, former Democrat, former John Kerry supporter, former Oxford grad opens his mouth, all those institutions weep,” Scarborough comedically lamented, referencing Senator Kennedy’s Democratic past and his time studying at Oxford University in England.

The Morning Joe host’s clear suggestion is that Kennedy’s homespun folksiness is a bit of a put-on designed to appeal to his Louisiana constituents, and belies his past as a sophisticated academic.

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