On Wednesday, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell welcomed Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and California Congressman Adam Schiff on her 12:00 p.m. ET hour show to defend Barack Obama from criticism.
Both liberal lawmakers seized the chance to accuse Republicans of “conspiracy theories” regarding the Obama administration’s handling of the Russia investigation.
“And before I let you go, I want to play a bit of what Leader McConnell had to say about former President Obama….some surprising comments about a former president,”
A soundbite ran of McConnell pushing back on Obama’s nasty, partisan attack on President Trump in the midst of the coronavirus crisis: I think President Obama should have kept his mouth shut, you know. We know he doesn’t like much this administration is doing. That’s understandable. But I think it’s a little bit classless, frankly, to critique an administration that comes after you.
Aghast at the comments, Mitchell followed up: “I just want to ask you what you think about the way President Obama is being described.”
Schumer predictably ranted: “It’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous. He has been very restrained.”
Unprompted, he then defensively alluded to criticism of how the Obama administration handled the Russia investigation in late 2016 and early 2017: …they’re coming up with these ridiculous conspiracy theories on Obama….This is amazing to me, spending their time on discredited conspiracy theories against Obama, against Biden , instead of dealing with the greatest crisis we’ve had in America in decades and decades and decades.
What universe are they in?
What is in their heads?