“Morning Joe” hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski went another round on Tuesday, following Scarborough’s previous on-air outburst over the Israeli prime minister’s planned address to the U.S. Congress.
“He does not have the luxury of vacationing in the south of France every other weekend like you,” Scarborough growled to Brzezinski, after she again asked him whether House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) should have invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to needle the President. (Scarborough repeatedly called Brzezinski “smug” and callous about Jewish lives during Monday’s rant.)
“Why do you want to silence the leader of Israel?” Scarborough demanded of his co-host.
Brzezinski proceeded undeterred.
“The very, very base of this is a bunch of men getting in the way of world affairs, because they’re standing up to each other,” Brzezinski said. “Let’s get some women involved.”
Scarborough refused to directly answer his co-host’s questions and instead gave rambling answers involving Iran, terrorism and nuclear annihilation. But he quieted down when the rest of the panel began to take Brzezinski’s side.
“What about the best interest of the United States?” panelist Mark Halperin asked. Willie Geist also questioned whether Netanyahu and Boehner had made the address to Congress into a “political spectacle.”
But Scarborough’s sole defender, financier Steve Rattner, told Brzezinski that “women have egos too.”
“No, we’re not stupid when our egos take charge. And this is stupid,” she replied, adding that Scarborough was speaking out of both sides of his mouth.
“I don’t apologize, I think you’re wrong,” she said to Scarborough. “You have a lot of talents, political and media. And they’re conflating.”
Watch a portion of the segment below: