Former RNC chairman Michael Steele joined The eleventh Hour host Brian Williams on MSNBC’s Friday night time protection of the Senate’s COVID aid invoice vote-a-rama. Sounding extra like a progressive activist than a former Republican chairman, Steele condemned Arizona Sen. Krysten Sinema for her “infantile” and “insulting” vote in opposition to elevating the minimal wage.
Williams launched Sinema’s viral thumbs down second like this: “I need to play for you one of many highlights, or as among the Democrats would put it, one of many lowlights. It was fast, however right here now, the senator from Arizona.”
At conclusion of the fast clip, Williams requested Steele, “what’s the lesson whenever you lose eight Dems on a vote to extend the minimal wage? Speak concerning the headwinds forward for the Democratic Social gathering.”
Steele, pretending to talk for the deceased Sen. John McCain, fumed, “What’s ironic about that, it’s really reasonably insulting ‘trigger we all know most likely John McCain would have voted to extend the minimal wage.”
Primarily based on his precise voting report, McCain would doubtless not have voted for a minimum wage enhance. Steele then doubled down, “in order that’s outright insulting to, on so many ranges. Okay, so now the childishness is achieved.”
Later Steele inspired Democrats to attempt once more on elevating the minimal wage:
“Clearly the minimal wage was most likely a little bit bit too far at this level. However it does not imply it is too far in a while. As a result of because the restoration takes maintain, make the case for these issues that matter,” he mentioned.
He then urged Democrats to disregard Republicans and ram their lefty priorities by means of over GOP objections, “Republicans are going to do what they will do. You will have that one, that 51st vote that may get you at the least some good mileage on some good coverage that may maintain you in good stead main into 2022 for the Democratic Social gathering.”
With Republicans like these, who wants Democrats?