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Morning Joe Reacts To Mark Kirk’s Racially-Charged Attack

The Morning Joe crew sat in stunned disbelief after hearing the exchange between Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) in last night’s debate.

Sen. Mark Kirk is taking heat for an attack on Rep. Tammy Duckworth that some are calling “racially charged” and “stunning.”

In Thursday night’s debate, Duckworth discussed her family’s history of military service. Kirk responded by saying:

“I’d forgotten that your parents came all the way from Thailand to serve George Washington.”

The Morning Joe crew sat in disbelief for a second. Host Joe Scarborough then said that Duckworth’s silence after the remark meant “[s]he was trying to figure out what Senate building office she was going to go to” when she wins.

Co-host Mika Brzezinski simply responded: “What?” She added her opinion that Duckworth won the debate.