After Republicans passed their controversial tax bill in the House of Representatives and the Senate, it was only a matter of time before the majority of the mainstream media held their feet to the fire. As part of a larger discussion on the issue of the GOP, one host on MSNBC became fed up with the entire party.


For the better part of the last year, Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have tried to get on the same page when it comes to transforming the entire tax code. With Trump in the White House and Republicans holding majority-control in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, it seemed as it if was only a matter of time before the bill became law.

On Wednesday morning, the Senate passed Trump's tax bill which was later passed by the House, leading to a victory speech by the president. This issues comes all while the investigation into Russian election interference heats ups, as Trump and many Republicans have been outspoken in their attacks on the FBI, with reports suggesting last week that the president could go as far as firing special counsel Robert Muller. These issues and more were highlighted during the December 20 edition of "Deadline: White House" on MSNBC.

(Full interview in the above video)

Joining host Nicolle Wallace on Wednesday night were a round table of panelists with the hot topic being the current state of the Republican Party.

With panelists John Heilemann, Doug Holtz-Eakin, and Mark Warner giving their thoughts, Wallace seemed to have had a enough of the Republican Party that she has been apart of for some time. "Why don’t they want to get to the bottom of Russian collusion?" Wallace wondered, before ripping the GOP for deflecting from a legit investigation in order to push "fake scandals."

(Wallace's "dead inside" remark in the above video.)

When the issue of the aforementioned tax bill was brought up, Nicolle Wallace appeared stunned that so many Republicans gave their support.

"Are Republicans dead inside?" she asked, before wondering, "What is wrong with them?" After Doug Holtz-Eakin suggested that Republicans might be supporting Donald Trump's agenda because they are afraid of potential backlash on Twitter, Wallace replied, "the most pathetic thing I’ve heard all year."

Next up

With the tax bill headed to Donald Trump for a signature, the reported next issue in line for Republicans is to tackle welfare reform, though opposition from Democrats is expected to quickly follow. Despite what is on the congressional agenda for the GOP, Trump is still anxiously awaiting the results of the current investigation into Russia.