On Tuesday's broadcast of MSNBC's Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough called on Republican presidential candidates to have a "Sister Souljah" moment and denounce their fellow presidential hopeful Ben Carson for his remarks about Muslims and the presidency.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: In the last 24 hours we've had a religious test from Ben Carson, we have Donald Trump suggesting again on [the Sunday shows] that [President Obama] is a Muslim.
Hold on a second. Do you think that Ben Carson's numbers are going to go up or going to go down because he talked about a religious test?
NICOLLE WALLACE: You know what I hope the answer is. I hope they go down.
SCARBOROUGH: You know what, they're not. They're going to go up. That's a problem until somebody strongly in the Republican party stands up and speaks out about it. I said this about Mitt Romney repeatedly when Glenn Beck was running around calling the president a racist who hated all white people.
You have to stand up. This is another Sister Souljah moment. Stop being milquetoast Republicans to your base! They like toughness! They like people who have balls! They like people who fight back! Stop withering in a corner or you're going to end up like Scott Walker!