Brokaw: Obama Scandals Not Comparable to Watergate

By Eric Scheiner | May 31, 2013 | 8:59 AM EDT

Tom Brokaw. (Photo by David Shankbone/Wikipedia Commons)

( - Newsman Tom Brokaw told MSNBC Thursday that the current scandals surrounding the Obama administration are not comparable to Watergate, which he called "a constitutional crisis of the highest order.”

The Cycle host Toure asked, “With the AP and IRS scandals, we hear the word ‘Watergate’ thrown around a lot. Are these actually Watergate-esque?”

“No, they're not,” Brokaw replied. “Watergate was a constitutional crisis of the highest order.”

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Brokaw claims that big scandals happen in every administration, and he cited the 1986 Iran-Contra affair and the 2004 Abu Grahib prisoner abuse incidents.

“That was a pretty big damn scandal,” Brokaw said, recalling the Iran-Contra arms sales affair that came to light during the Reagan administration.

“Abu Grahib was a big scandal and how it – no one was really held accountable for it. So, this happens in every administration, and it’s happening again.”

Eric Scheiner
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