Less than 24 hours after his appearance on CBS' Face The Nation, Republican Sen. Tom Cotton's exchange with the show's anchor, Bob Schieffer was making news over on MSNBC.
It was Schieffer's curious question to Sen. Cotton that set Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski off. Schieffer's question, an obvious jab at the freshman senator over the letter sent last week to Iranian leaders, asked, "Do you plan to check with the North Koreans to make sure they know that any deal has to be approved by the congress?"
Coming out of the clip, Brzezinski gushed, "I love Bob Schieffer's question." Adding, "That absolutely crystalizes the stupidity...and really, like, the toddler-like quality that exists in the senate."
Mika's co-host, Joe Scarborough called her out, questioning her slam, "Toddler-like quality?"
Brzezinski doubled down on her declaration, "He's a toddler."
Scarborough again tried to walk his partner's statement back, saying, "He's a United States Senator who --" However, Brzezinski jumped on his statement, finishing the line by saying, "has made himself a fool."
A few seconds later, Scarborough told Brzezinski, "You need to apologize to Tom Cotton right now."
"No, no, I think we're good, " she replied.
Scarborough pressed her again, "For calling him a toddler?"
Brzezinski clarified her statements, "I think this was really, it was really immature."
Wondering if it was alright for him to use similar terms, Scarborough asked, "What if I called a democratic senator a toddler?"
"You could do that," replied Brzezinski.
Later in the show, panelist Al Hunt revived the topic. As he was sharing his opinion on the letter to the Iranian leaders signed by 47 GOP senators, Hunt said, "I'm not going to call anyone a toddler, but it was a dumb thing to do."
H/T - Newsbusters
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