For the past week or two, Donald Trump has been promoting the conspiracy theory that
Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC, morning Joe and former Congressman from my district down
here in the state of Florida, that Joe Scarborough was somehow involved in the death of a staffer
back when Joe was a Congressman in the year 2001 Trump has been tweeting this out repeatedly
over the past few weeks. And finally, one Republican lawmaker, a GOP congressmen from
Illinois by the name of Adam Kinzinger, has had enough. Kinzinger tweeted out the following,
after Trump tweeted out the story again, or the conspiracy theory, it's not even a story
conspiracy theory Kinzinger retweeted with this, he said, completely unfounded conspiracy.
Just stop, stop spreading it. Stop creating paranoia. It will destroy us. Now, it's not
clear if this us, that this story is going to destroy refers to the Republican party
or to the United States of America as a whole.
We don't know. But either way, that's probably pretty bad for the Republicans, right? Cause
either it destroys you or it destroys everybody. Either way, you're destroyed and Kinzinger
is right because here's what we do know about this story of the staffer who died and Joe
Scarborough's Florida office in 2001, um, the woman was found dead in the office. They
did the autopsy. They found out she had an undiagnosed heart condition. And what they
had determined happened was that this heart condition calls the woman to faint. And when
she fell, she smacked her head on the desk. And that blow to the head is what killed her.
And this has been settled for quite some time, but Trump wants to drum up this conspiracy
theory because Joe Scarborough, who used to be Trump's friend, right? He and Mika Brzezinski
went to Donald Trump's Mar a Lago for new year's Eve for a couple years. They were buddies.
They were invited to that big pool party before Trump became president.
Things aren't so good now. And so Trump's pushing his conspiracy theory and Republicans
are tired of hearing it, but it's not just because they think it's going to hurt the
Republican party. What it's going to do is hurt their only ally at MSNBC. Because right
now MSNBC isn't viewed as the crazy network, not like Fox news is. And being on MSNBC is
a good way to reach more Democrats, corporate as Democrats, but you still get to reach them.
That's an audience you don't get when you go on Fox news and Joe Scarborough, even though
he has left the Republican party is still a Republican. His time in Congress, the things
he did in Congress, if you go back and look at his record, that is what led us to where
we are now. That's why we're here. Joe Scarborough helped pave the way. The zebra hasn't changed
He just doesn't like what Trump is doing openly. Scarborough was all about the same kind of
stuff back when he was in Congress. Just doing it privately, right? The internet wasn't as
big back then. Blogs weren't a thing. YouTube didn't exist. Social media was a far off concept
so you could get away with things like that and legislation. Cause nobody paid attention.
Scarborough paved the way for this. But Scarborough definitely did not kill this woman. And in
fact, the family, uh, the woman's family is refusing to speak out on this because they
have said they're terrified of the pro Trump patrols on social media coming after them.
They know Scarborough did not kill their daughter. I am no fan of Joe Scarborough, not when he
was in Congress, not since he's left office. Not even given the fact that he and I both
worked at the same law firm. He was a lawyer. I clearly am not, or was not, am not, will
not be. But yeah, still not a fan of him. But nonetheless, he didn't kill that woman.
What happened to her was an unfortunate accident and Trump's exploitation of this to attack
Joe Scarborough is beyond reprehensible. But this is exactly what we have come to expect
from the president. But if more Republicans are willing to speak out and call him out
on this, maybe just maybe in this one instance, you might be able to get the moron to shut
the hell up.