‘Morning Joe’ Slams DNC Over Emails Attacking Sanders on Religion: ‘Deplorable,’ ‘Well Beyond Stupid’
BRZEZISNKI: "Let’s talk about what’s going on here at the DNC. At the heart of the scandal which is kiging off the convention, are 19,000 e-mails. One of the most damaging appeared to question senator Bernie Sanders’ faith. The e-mail, apparently from the DNC chief financial officer sent in may while the primaries were still going on, did not mention Sanders but read, for Kentucky and West Virginia, can we get someone to ask his belief? Does he belief in god. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points different with my peeps, my southern Baptist peeps, would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist."
SCARBOROUGH: "Mike Barnicle, absolutely deplorable. This is the sort of thing people were attacking Donald Trump for during the Republican primary. And yet this is well beyond that."
BARNICLE: "It’s well beyond stupid, too. I mean, put stuff like that in an e-mail. E-mails last forever. Listen, the point --"
SCARBOROUGH: "Also, it’s just absolutely deplorable that you have the democratic national committee that is supposed to be down the middle and fair, supposed to be a referee. Actually saying, well, I’m surprised at this degree of it, that they’re actually saying let’s go after him and bash him because he’s a Jew or maybe he’s an atheist."