Congressman Anthony Weiner got into it with Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough this morning about why Democrats brought the 9/11 health care bill under the suspension rules.
“We thought we’d get those 21 votes,” Mr. Weiner told him, in one of the segment’s more sober moments.
Maggie Haberman had it as it happened:
“You’re not gonna demagogue this issue,” Scarborough told Weiner, interrupting him.
“Relax,” Weiner replied, trying to talk.
“Anthony Weiner is telling me to relax!” Scarborough shot back.
Later, Weiner – rolling his eyes at times and pointing his fingers – sparred a bit with Russert and with Time Magazine’s Mark Halperin – and said, “We made a mistake because we didn’t imagine it would be so political.”
Weiner also denounced the process of the fight as “tedious’ and suggested it was “navel-gazing over process.”
“If i were you I’d try to break my rhythm too because you’re not having a good morning,” he added to Scarborough.