Feb. 18, 2016 11:11am Chris Enloe
The hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” were left dumbfounded Thursday morning after reading the news that Hillary Clinton planned to skip Democratic caucus night in Nevada to host an event in Texas instead.
“That’s not good. Wow, that’s not good at all,” Joe Scarborough said as Mika Brzezinski read the news. “They’re leaving Nevada before the votes are counted?”
“But they say she’s going to get the results before she leaves, before she takes off,” Brzezinski added.
According to the Clinton campaign, the event will take place Saturday evening in Houston. The event is a “Get Out the Vote Rally” intended to encourage Texans to vote in their March 1 primary.
“I don’t know what’s in Texas, but it must be a lot of money, ’cause it’s just not good [to announce] that you’re leaving a state before the caucus ends,” Scarborough went on to say. “Wow, is it not shocking what’s happening to the Clinton campaign?”
The latest polling from Nevada shows that Clinton and Bernie Sanders are essentially for the state. According to a CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday, Sanders has the support of 47 percent of likely Democratic caucusgoers, while Clinton has 48 percent.