Michael Steele said Republicans in Congress are "so afraid of this one man that they're willing to sacrifice everything that they've stood on."
"This is clearly documented abuse. It's clearly documented mistreatment and it's clearly documented inhumanity to fellow human beings that's going on in these centers," Michael Steele said.
"I'm so amused by people who come up to me and say: 'You used to be a Republican and I used to support your views,'" Joe Scarborough said. "I say: 'Well, my views haven't changed."
Former RNC Chair Michael Steele warned that there would be "a lot of breast-beating and ugly tweets."
"What's happened, manifested at CPAC, is a new form of idolatry," former RNC Chair Michael Steele said.
"He's not going to thank law enforcement because he's probably not happy about what law enforcement did," Michael Steele speculated.
"We lost the election in November and now we've lost six weeks to get our strength back, to get our position back," GOP Representative Peter T. King of New York said.
Republican awards honoring conservative African Americans were absent the party's first black chairman.
Michael Steele says the president is preoccupied with the 'narrative he has developed in his own head.'