The MSNBC host weighed in on what to expect following the Republicans taking control of the House and Senate on Friday, saying that the GOP’s post election press conference on Wednesday was a “hint” at the future may hold.
“You should have taken it as a hint when the Republican Party press conference the morning after the election was done in front of a giant red screen that said ‘Stop Obama,’” Maddow said.
Needless to say, Maddow is not convinced as she had words for conservative media and politicians for openly campaigning against the president, in spite of their victories.
“When Republicans talk to each other, which is what Fox News is for,” she said, “what they’re talking about this week is not freaking constructive policy-making, it’s ‘When do we impeach the president? When do we get to start?’”
Maddow reinforced her point with clips of Fox News hosts discussing the possibility of the GOP impeaching Obama over executive orders on issues such as immigration.
Although a lot is unclear after the midterms, Maddow mentioned that it’s far from “unsettled” that the GOP sees “the destruction of President Obama as their reason for living” as she threw in Boehner and RNC chair Reince Priebus shooting down the possibility of such actions.
“The Beltway keeps telling themselves this fairy tale about Republicans and how Republicans must feel now,” she concluded. “But listen to them actually talk to each other.”
To see Maddow’s commentary via MSNBC, check out the video below: