Democratic senator and "de facto head of the Democratic Party" Elizabeth Warren stood behind a podium recently and angrily ranted against Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress that she says the majority of the country didn't vote for and doesn't want.
But on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Tuesday morning, co-host Mika Brzezinksi scolded her for not accepting the results of the election and for telling Democrats to be uncooperative with the Trump administration and Republican-led Congress.
What do you think of this?
ELIZABETH WARREN (angrily): "Republicans are taking over Congress! They are taking over the White House! But Republicans do not have majority support in this country! The majority of voters supported Democratic senate candidates over Republican ones. And the majority supported a Democratic presidential candidate over a Republican one! The American people didn't give Democrats majority support so we come back to Washington and play dead! They didn't send us here to whimper, whine, or grovel."
Mika (after a long pause): "Yeah..."
JOE SCARBOROUGH (later): "And you have Elizabeth Warren who is stepping out and basically looking like she's going to be the de facto head of the Democratic Party nationally, that is a..."
MIKA (interrupting): "Do you lead on anger, though? Because that doesn't seem very constructive to me. I've got to tell you, I love her; I'm getting tired of this act."
WILLIE GEIST: "She's definitely giving voice to the people in the party and the country who think Donald Trump is a disaster for the country. She is going to be out every going after him."
MIKA (talking over him): "Well, you know what, there's a huge part of the country that doesn't think so."
MIKA: "And she might want to be a little inclusive, because she's sounding like the people she's accusing of being exclusive. I mean, she's just got to stop. I'm sorry. It's getting exhausting. And this was not helpful during the campaign. It wasn't. There's an anger there that was shrill and a step above what it needed to be, unmeasured, and almost unhinged. It's not going to work. At some point we have to look at what happened, and look at the people who we lost along the way."
MIKA (later): "And why I'm so critical of that sound byte and every other rant I heard is it's not showing listening, it's not showing learning, that there was something to be learned. And, by the way, at the beginning of a new presidency, isn't the first thing that should happen out of the box is 'we look forward to working with Republicans, we support the new president-elect, and we hope to move forward together and find things we can agree on. Isn't that the example that Democrats have accused Republicans of not holding up to for eight years of being absolutely vitriolic against Republicans for being so difficult, for trying to bring Obama down from day one. Boy! This reminds me of eight years ago, except now it's Democrats doing it in a very heated, unmeasured way."