MSNBC host and former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough called on Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and other Republicans to “stop lying” about the peaceful protesters (demonized by Republicans) who were tear-gassed in order for President Donald Trump to walk to a nearby church and hold a Bible upside down for a photo-op:
You used tear gas, you used tear gas, you used pepper spray, you used rubber bullets to clash with peaceful protesters. We’ve got the tape. It’s all on tape, Marco Rubio. It’s all on tape, Republicans, it’s all on tape. We saw it happening in real time, stop lying. Your lies have already been revealed.
Scarborough also mentioned an Australian TV crew that was assaulted by the police:
So you actually have peaceful protesters who were there who had tear gas used against them, brute force used against them, rubber bullets used against them.
I’m so ashamed that an Australian cameraman and reporter were brutalized in the park, the President’s Park, hit, I’ll show you, by the way, one of our closest and oldest allies, a country that has had their troops along our troops in foxholes for over a hundred years, they have fought with us in every war, and yet members of the press being targeted constantly, constantly. Peaceful protests being broken up and the president thinking he’s proving a point.
(Source: MSNBC via YouTube)