Last week, we reported on Morning Joe ripping the notion of Rudy Giuliani as Secretary of State, with Joe Scarborough saying “he’s temperamentally not qualified to be, and he’s not qualified to be it based on any experience or training or any contacts.”

This morning, the show was still on its anti-Rudy rampage, with Scarborough stating: “it’s one of these things that everybody says off camera. I’m going to tell you it to you on camera . . . Even people close to Trump say Rudy Giuliani mentally is a few steps slower than he was several years ago.”

Note: Was Mika Brzezinski suggesting something about Giuliani’s personal habits? She said that if Rudy were appointed, it would show that Trump didn’t appreciate the gravity of his job, and that “they’re sitting there in the country club laughing, chuckling and one of them drinking, a lot. And I’m serious. I’m serious. It’s not funny.” Trump is known to be a teetotaler, so just what was Mika implying?

Note segundo: The ripping of Rudy noted here was not a one-off: it was a leitmotif throughout this morning’s show, a clear campaign to nix Giuliani’s nomination.  And Jeremy Peters of the New York Times opined that it would be very tough for Giuliani to be confirmed by the Senate, tougher than it will be for Jeff Sessions to be confirmed as AG.  Among other things, Peters said that Rudy would not benefit from the senatorial courtesy Sessions would enjoy as a fellow member of the chamber.

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: I can’t imagine that he would pick Rudy Giuliani after the guy ran his mouth and got out in front of him through talking about how he’s going to get the job and how he turned down Attorney General. It would show that this President-elect has absolutely no understanding of the gravity of the job he has and they’re sitting there in the country club laughing, chuckling and one of them drinking, a lot. And I’m serious. I’m serious. It’s not funny. It would be a dangerous, bad pick. I don’t have to agree with everybody Trump picks. Obviously, this is not my team. But there are bright minds on the Republican side that could help him run this country and keep us safe. That’s not one of them.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: If you talk to anybody in New York City that knows Rudy Giuliani through the years, and I will just say this myself and not throw this to anybody else. It’s one of these things that everybody says off camera. I’m going to tell you it to you on camera. Especially if this guy may still be considered for Secretary of State. Even people close to Trump say Rudy Giuliani mentally is a few steps slower than he was several years ago. And everybody that knows the guy says he is not up to the job of Secretary of State.