On his show “Morning Joe” this Thursday, Joe Scarborough took an opportunity to attack Wayne LaPierre’s recent op-ed for the conservative site The Daily Caller, where he suggested that Obama is “leading our country into financial ruin” which could result in an inability for the U.S. to pay for police protection.
Scarborough tore into the piece, saying it was tinged with racial undertones.
“I don’t know where to start. Yeah, it’s responsible to own a gun; it’s responsible to protect your family; it’s responsible to have a handgun in your house; it’s responsible to have a shotgun; it’s responsible to have a hunting rifle, but Wayne LaPierre is suggesting if you are against Americans being able to own assault weapons with 30-round, high-capacity magazines — and he said, Hispanic drug gangs are coming to America. And those terrible people in Brooklyn. Don’t go out after dark. I mean, this is so laced with racial overtones — the Republican Party, if they were smart, their leaders today would condemn it, but they’re not smart; they’re scared, and if they keep running scared they’re going to lose more votes, they’re going to get hammered in future elections if they allow this clown to continue to lead them around by their nose. They’re shameful; they need to be leaders.”
Scarborough went on to say that LaPierre “doesn’t care about gun owners; it’s about money. It’s not about Second Amendment rights,” suggesting that the profits of gun manufacturers are the real incentive behind LaPierre and the NRA’s extreme opposition to new gun legislation.
In addition to the Republican Party, Scarborough called upon red-state Democrats to condemn LaPierre in the wake of what he called a “racially-tinged, very suggestive op-ed.”
Watch the full “Morning Joe” segment in the video below.