MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough unleashed for a second day in a row over ongoing protests surrounding the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, this time taking aim at members of the St. Louis Rams as well as Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), among others, who took the “hands up, don’t shoot” stance to the House floor.
Scarborough began by tearing into the Rams and noting his surprise that the NFL wouldn’t crack down on players use of the “hands up, don’t shoot” protest, considering that league regulations govern many aspects of the players’ uniforms and conduct.
“These players can suggest that the St. Louis cops shoot black youth with their hands up in the air, that’s cool with the NFL, that’s cool with the St. Louis Rams,” Scarborough said. “That’s cool to suggest that St. Louis police officers in the town — probably a lot that go to the games and are fans … that St. Louis cops shoot young black men who have their hands in the air when we know that that was a lie.”
Clearly disgusted by the use of “hands up, don’t shoot,” Scarborough asked what is wrong with Americans who continue — in his view — to spout mistruths.
“What is wrong with this country? What is wrong with these people? What’s wrong with these elected officials?” he said. “They know it’s a lie. They know the cops didn’t shoot him with his hands in the air. They know it’s a lie and they’re doing this on the Capitol floor?”
Scarborough went on to say that the “hands up, don’t shoot” act would be “really … moving if it were true,” going on to mock those continuing to embrace it.
“Why don’t they put flying saucers on top of their heads and say, ‘If only Michael Brown had not been transported up to Venus. It’s just horrible. When will aliens stop coming down here and transporting people to Venus? This flying saucer on my head is an indication that we can no longer stand for aliens.'”
See Scarborough’s comments below: