Congressman Sean Duffy (R-Wisc.) became an internet sensation last week when he decimated MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell for her “pathetic news reporting.”
For the Congressman’s second act, he took on MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Wednesday telling the Morning Joe co-host, “You’re part of the problem” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
CONGRESSMAN SEAN DUFFY (R-WISCONSIN): Mika, I got to tell you. Mika, my mom is a good liberal, and she loves you, and she’s happy I’m on the show. But I think you’re part of the problem. And you’re part of the problem because the Republican caucus sometimes can be unreasonable, but look how far we moved. We said we want to defund it, and now we’re going to delay it. And now we’re just going to ask for some very simple tweaks and reforms.
And if you actually called out your liberal guests and said, “Why won’t you join ObamaCare? If it’s good for Americans, it should be good for you?” Listen, if an American family can’t sign up on the website, why are you going to tax them? That’s not right.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CO-HOST: So you have a lot of good questions, but as “part of the problem,” as you so kindly put it, I will ask you very honestly…
DUFFY: I like asking you questions better, Mika, but, okay.
BRZEZINSKI: It’s fine. Do you not think that members of your party, especially in Congress and in the Ted Cruz group, are not imploding the Republican Party, big picture? Just big picture. Politics. Put all this aside for a second. Are you guys not imploding?
DUFFY: Big picture, I think this was a horrible strategy. I came on your show and I said that. If we had allowed ObamaCare to roll out and for two weeks America saw the dysfunction, and then as we roll into the debt limit and negotiate an increase, I think we would have got a one-year delay, because America would have said this is only the fair and right thing to do.
BRZEZINSKI: From a messaging standpoint, Congressman, I agree with you. And your mom is fabulous by the way.
Isn't it marvelous seeing Republicans standing up to the liberal media rather than just accepting the bias?
Bravo, Congressman! Bravo!