MSNBC's "Morning Joe" went after Democrats on Wednesday for "moving the goal posts" after Republicans moved to allow Judge Brett Kavanaugh's accuser to have the opportunity to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week.
"At the same time, let's say it's very cynical of Democrats, for Democratic staffers most likely from the Judiciary Committee, again, if you listen to our interview with Chris Kuntz yesterday to release this against her will just like Democratic staffers released Anita Hill's information against Anita Hill's will," co-host Joe Scarborough said. "And then demand that she has her time in front of the committee and then have her say, again, for personal reasons that, my gosh, every American has to understand, 'I'm not ready to go testify on Monday, I want something else out there before I go do that.'"
"But then for Democrats — and I saw this, respected Democrats saying 'oh, these Republicans have set this the poor woman up to go into a — walk through a gauntlet on Monday,'" Scarborough continued. "No, actually, Republicans — everybody was screaming at the Republican party 24 hours ago that they needed to give her a hearing, Let her voice be heard. Now they're attacking or claiming that this was all a part of some attempt by Republicans to play this like masters. Republicans can't play tiddlywinks let alone figure this one out."
"Nobody wants to be on the wrong side of this. So, everyone said 'let her speak, let her testify, give her a moment to have her voice, let's hear her story,'" co-host Mika Brzezinski said. "I think she even said she would testify. So, I guess some could argue and some Republicans could argue, this is moving the goalposts and it's moving the goalpost in an impossible direction."
"There's no way of finding out what happened in high school," Brzezinski declared. "There are statutes of limitations for a reason. So we need to hear from her and that's why everybody is open to hearing from a woman. But if she doesn't want to speak, if she doesn't want to testify, you have to wonder what the Republicans really are supposed to do except demand a vote. This is something that happened in high school. This is going to need her voice. There's no other way around it."