Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough slammed Hillary Clinton’s attempt to defuse a ballooning scandal over her exclusive use of private email while Secretary of State, contemptuously asking “how stupid do they think we are?”
As the scandal gained speed late on Wednesday evening, the following was tweeted from Clinton’s official account:
I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 5, 2015
“Such absolute nonsense,” Scarborough said, “insulting the intelligence of everybody, saying ‘I am asking the State Department to release my emails.’ They don’t have ‘em! They have 55,000 emails that she and her staff parsed through, and decided to give to them!”
“I mean, how stupid — and this is a question I have asked of the Clintons since 1992 — how stupid do they think we are?” he asked.
“It’s like dealing with one of your kids,” guest commentator Mike Barnicle agreed. “Excuse after excuse after excuse.”