On Monday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, co-host Mika Brzezinski said that Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and his political allies don’t love their country.
When Brzezinski made the claim, it led to an argument between her and “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough.
BRZEZINSKI: That shows how much they hate him and don’t love the country and that’s what’s scary about this.
BRZEZINSKI: If they actually go through with this — this is about something else.
SCARBOROUGH: Are you saying they don’t love the country?
BRZEZINSKI: Are you saying they do?
SCARBOROUGH: Yes, of course I’m saying that.
BRZEZINSKI: Ted Cruz and his group loves the country?
SCARBOROUGH: Yes. I have never once suggested —
BRZEZINSKI: We disagree.
SCARBOROUGH: — that even the craziest left-wing lunatic didn’t love their country.
The exchange between Brzezinski and Scarborough continued, with Brzezinski insisting Cruz had invented this scenario to develop a voter database for his personal political gain.
BRZEZINSKI: I think he loves his prospects to develop a database more than he loves the country.
SCARBOROUGH: I think Ted Cruz believes that Obamacare is dangerous. I think he believes it’s devastating, I think he believes like I believe —
BRZEZINSKI: He’s allowed to believe that.
SCARBOROUGH: Right, I think that he is willing to take extreme measures to stop it from happening.
BRZEZINSKI: But that’s bad for the country.
SCARBOROUGH: Hold on one second. But you suggested some people might not love this country.
BRZEZINSKI: I am suggesting that.
SCARBOROUGH: People love this country but they believe we get to the best outcome in completely different ways.
BRZEZINSKI: You know what? Nobody has ever done this before.
(h/t Washington Free Beacon)