Chris Matthews Compares GOP to Grave Robbers After Scalia’s Death

‘It was like a Dickensian scene in ‘A Christmas Carol’ when Scrooge or somebody’s dead and they come rushing in to take the sheets off the bed before he’s dead’

Chris Matthews Compares GOP to Grave Robbers After Scalia’s Death (NewsBusters)

Appearing on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on Monday, Hardball host Chris Matthews blasted Republican opposition to President Obama nominating a successor to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: “...this almost indecent march to rejection here within minutes of the announcement of Judge Scalia's death....it was like a Dickensian scene in A Christmas Carol when Scrooge or somebody’s died – dead and they come rushing in to take the sheets off the bed before he's dead.”

Matthews ranted: “It's not like they're going to reject the nominee. They weren't even going to consider the nominee. That's pretty strong stuff.... I mean, this haste in which this was announced that they were going to reject this, even a consideration of the President's nominee, if there is gonna be a nominee, was awful.”

Despite the nasty accusation from Matthews, it was Mitchell and her liberal guests who ghoulishly strategized over how Democrats could use Scalia’s passing to their political advantage. In an earlier segment, the host warned the GOP:

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