“Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough blasted President Barack Obama over the Syria uprising on Wednesday morning, saying he was “frozen and did nothing.”
Hundreds of thousands have been killed by the Syrian authoritarian forces as president Bashar al-Assad seeks to regain complete control, but million of people have been displaced from their homes in the process.
Obama once made a “red line” threat to intervene if chemical weapons were used, but they were used and he didn’t act. Scarborough called out the president by saying, “At the end of the day, we did nothing.”
He continued: “We sat back. How did we, in 2011, see barrel bombs kill women and children and do nothing?”
Co-host Mika Brzezinski chimed in, calling it a “holocaust,” and Scarborough agreed with her comment.
“I think the historic mistake that will follow Barack Obama’s legacy for as long as historians are writing about his Presidency was the fact he did absolutely nothing. That he was frozen and did absolutely nothing and was so driven by his desire to not be seen as George W. Bush,” Scarborough said. “And have a wing in his Presidential museum that says he’s a ‘peacemaker’ that he was frozen and did nothing.”
Watch the segment below.