Brokaw: Obama Scandals Not Comparable to Watergate
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.”
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.”