MSNBC's Scarborough Wonders If Harry Reid Has Been to a Redskins Game

After playing a soundbite of Harry Reid on the Senate floor exclaiming his disgust for the Washington Redskins team name, MSNBC Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough wondered if the Majority Leader had ever been to a game.

If Reid had attended a game, Scarborough asked if the Nevada Democrat "set himself on fire and ran across the 50-yard line and said, 'This is wrong!'"

Scarborough further joked that Reid probably didn't lament the "lobbyists on K-Street who gave me free tickets to the Redskins game so I can be fed and pampered and treated like a Greek god!"

The following portion is transcribed below:

MSNBC
Morning Joe
June 18, 2014
6:09 a.m. Eastern

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Do you think Harry Reid ever went to Redskins games before?

WILLIE GEIST: Yes.

SCARBOROUGH: Do you think he set himself on fire and ran across the 50-yard line and said, "This is wrong! I should not have taken these tickets from Boeing and from other lobbyists on K-Street who gave me free tickets to the Redskins game so I can be fed and pampered and treated like a Greek god! This is immoral." No, he didn't do that. I bet he went to a Redskins game.

GEIST: I don't know if he has been, but I assume somebody who has been in Washington that long has been to a Redskins game.

Jackie Seal
Jackie Seal is a 2014 summer intern with the MRC's News Analysis Division.