Jan 12, 2023
Santos has McCarthy’s support

Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough and Mike Barnicle discuss House Speaker Kevin McCarthy saying he would not urge embattled Republican Rep. George Santos to resign from Congress, hours after local GOP officials tore into Santos, the New York legislator and pushed him to step down. “What would have been wrong with Kevin McCarthy just looking into the camera and saying, ‘listen, everyone here knows this guy is an embarrassment and we’re trying to figure out what to do about him, but he is an embarrassment to Congress, he certainly is an embarrassment to the constituency that under fraudulent purposes sent him to the United States Congress. We’ve got to deal it. We’re going to deal with it quickly.’ Why can’t anybody speak like a human being?” asks Barnicle.