MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is fired up over the departure of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Speaking at the start of his show on Wednesday, he announced it is time for Democrats to play “Hardball.” “There are times to fight and this is one of them,” he said. He continued on: “If the Democrats in the U.S. Senate allow President Trump to pack the Supreme Court with a 5-4 majority for the next 30 years, it’s not something the Progressive Democratic voter will soon forget. Two years ago, Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell mocked the Democrats by refusing to even meet with President Obama’s court nominee. In 2018 with just a handful of months before Election Day, one that will decide which party controls the Senate, Democrats owe it to their party, the principle and their own survival to do to Mitch what Mitch did to them. ” He then warned, Continue reading "MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is Fired Up Over SCOTUS: This is Time to Fight!"
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was on the air this afternoon to offer commentary on the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, and potential Trump nominees to replace him. Matthews made one thing very clear: Either Democrats prevent Trump from getting an appointment before the midterms, or pay the price. In fact, there will be “hell to pay”, said Matthews. And part of the reason, but not the whole reason, is revenge for Merrick Garland. “I think the Democrats […] have to fight this tooth and nail, they have to use every process, opportunity they have to stop this until next year when we have a new Senate,” said Matthews. “To give this to the Republicans when they control the Senate basically 51 or 50 to 49, really, with John McCain perhaps not voting again, to give them this last chance to pack the court 5-4 again, hard conservative, I Continue reading "Chris Matthews: There Will Be ‘Hell to Pay’ If Dems Don’t Fight Trump on SCOTUS, It’s ‘Time for Vengeance’"
The shocked reactions and dire warnings as a result of Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy‘s shock retirement filled the airwaves on Wednesday afternoon. One of the primary concerns among a number of pundits was the future of abortion and women’s reproductive rights especially given President Donald Trump‘s role in the next pick. Over at CNN, Jeffrey Toobin declared “Roe v. Wade is doomed.” “Somebody has the last word and here it is the Supreme Court and Roe V. Wade is doomed,” Toobin noted. “It is gone because Donald Trump won the election. And because he’s going to have the chance to appoint two Supreme Court justices.” At MSNBC, Chris Matthews was likewise concerned about the future of abortion laws in the nation. “Certainly, if the president, Trump, does what he tends to do, pick a conservative. Remember, when I interviewed him in Green Continue reading "Chris Matthews Decries Trump’s ‘Frightening’ Views on Abortion Over SCOTUS News"
Stephen Colbert expressed a tinge of optimism towards President Trump amid his historic summit with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un. Colbert’s interview with Chris Matthews began with the MSNBC host piling on the president for feuding with allies at the G-7 summit over the weekend. “The weird thing is… he was elected leader of the free world and now he’s disbanding it,” Chris Matthews told Colbert. “They’re all the good countries in the world and he sounded like he’s telling them to go to hell. Literally… He wants to make friends with countries where the leaders kill people.” Matthews then listed the atrocities Kim Jong Un has been accused of like killing his own uncle and his own half brother and also mentioned Russian President Vladimir Putin. “These are awful people and he wants to become best friends with them,” Matthews added. And in a surprising turn, Colbert Continue reading "Stephen Colbert: If Trump Succeeds at the North Korea Summit, ‘God Bless Him’"
Chris Matthews and his Hardball panel got into it, Tuesday night, battling over the question of whether President Donald Trump should apologize for aide Kelly Sadler‘s closed-door comment about Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) not mattering because “he’s dying anyway.” Republican strategist Adolfo Franco was the lone member of the panel to argue that Trump doesn’t owe an apology. “[H]e had he nothing to do with it,” Franco said. Democratic strategist Peter Emerson disagreed. “The problem is at the head,” Emerson said. Franco went back at Emerson — and the argument got heated from there. “Do you think the president of MSNBC should apologize for something Chris Matthews said?” Franco argued. “He’s responsible like a general or an admiral,” Emerson said. “He’s responsible for all his troops.” Matthews then referenced Trump’s comments about McCain not qualifying as a war hero because he was captured. Franco deemed that Continue reading "WATCH: Hardball Panel Gets Hot Battling Over Whether Trump Should Apologize For Aide’s McCain Remark"
Shortly after the news broke that the FBI had raided the office and hotel room of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen and seized records related to the $130,000 hush payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels, the president publicly remarked on the raid during a national defense meeting on Syria. During tonight’s Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews wondered aloud if we might see a situation in which the president engages in a military action in order to distract from a bad news cycle. And he brought up a ’90s movie to make his point. After the panel brought up that Cohen likely has tons of information about Trump’s business dealings going back decades and that it could possibly lead to Russian oligarchs, Matthews asked USA Today’s Susan Page a question. “How about Wag the Dog, Susan?” Matthews exclaimed, bringing up the 1997 film. “I was Continue reading "Chris Matthews Wonders If Trump Will ‘Wag the Dog’ After Cohen Raid: ‘It Isn’t So Far-Fetched, Is It?’"
An animated Chris Matthews concluded his MSNBC show on Monday night with an analogy, pulled from his high school biology class, comparing President Donald Trump and his investigator Robert Mueller to a clam and starfish engaged in a fierce battle to the death. “Remember the starfish and the clam?” Matthews asked his viewers. “I know we dissected one or the other — definitely the starfish.” “Mueller reminds me of the starfish, which gets itself tight on the clam, and uses all its stuff to weaken and pry open the clam.” “Now this is a battle to the death,” Matthews declared, “as far as the clam is concerned.” “If the starfish is able to open him even a little bit he can get him open all the way, and that’s it, of course, for the clam. He’s the starfish’s lunch.” “These special counsels,” Matthews explained, “like Continue reading "Watch Chris Matthews Rant About Mueller ‘The Starfish’ Attacking Trump ‘The Clam’: ‘Battle to the Death’"