February 24, 2020 - MSNBC’s Scarborough Questions Whether Warren and Klobuchar Should Drop Out of Presidential Race

On MSNBC’s”Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough says of Klobuchar, “People are talking about how as well as she’s done, as good of a campaign she’s run, it is time for her to get out of the race.” He adds of Warren, “A lot of people starting to talk about Elizabeth Warren, who finished weak again. …She finished in fourth place in her neighboring home state where she was supposed to win in New Hampshire last week. This week another disappointing finish. She’s maybe in single digits. She’s up to 10% now, but she’s in single digits in most of these counts. Is it time for Elizabeth Warren? If she keeps finishing in fourth, fifth place, is it time to her to get out of the race to help consolidate efforts against Bernie Sanders? That’s what a lot of buzz on Twitter suggesting that’s the case.” Reactions to Scarborough and others’ push for Warren and Klobuchar to drop out of the race include concerns that the same call would not be made for men who performed in the same ways in early presidential primaries. Defenders of these comments suggest that they are focused on poor performance, not candidate gender.