My, my: such a violent metaphor. Aren’t the Dems the peace ‘n love party? On MSNBC today, regarding the nomination of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator, Dem Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts threatened “a confirmation hearing that has razor-blade sharp edges.”

To which guest-host Peter Alexander stunningly responded: “as the Sierra Club told me last night, they said this is sort of like putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires.”

Note: Alexander wasn’t merely reporting the Sierra Club’s statement. With his preface—”as the Sierra Club told me”—Alexander seemed to be adopting the slanderous simile as his own.

ED MARKEY: This is going to be such a controversial confirmation process. He is just plain wrong on the science of this issue, and the more that the American people learn about his views, is the higher the profile of these issues are going to become and as a result, I think, endangering his confirmation. When you’re talking about the water and the air that goes into the lung, the bodies, of the children of the United States, and this man does not believe there is a danger, then this is going to be a confirmation hearing that has razor-blade sharp edges. We will not allow this man to bring the EPA to its knees.

PETER ALEXANDER: As the Sierra Club told me last night. They said, this is sort of like putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires.