Morning Joe To Elizabeth Warren: 'Stop Insulting Our Intelligence'

The talk show host accused the lawmaker of conflating supporting women's right to choose with supporting Planned Parenthood.

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough on Tuesday slammed Sen. Elizabeth Warren, accusing the Massachusetts Democrat of conflating support for women's rights with support for Planned Parenthood.

"You can be against the funding of Planned Parenthood without being against the support of women's health," Scarborough said. "Nice try, Elizabeth Warren."

Planned Parenthood is currently embroiled in controversy over highly edited videos purportedly showing a senior staffer at the organization speaking openly about selling fetal body parts. Warren took to the floor of the Senate Monday, where Republicans proposed a bill that would stop all federal funding to the health care organization.

"The Republican scheme to defund Planned Parenthood is not some surprised response to a highly edited video," Warren said. "Nope, it's just one more piece of deliberate, methodical, orchestrated right-wing attack on women's rights."

Scarborough was having none of it, though.

"For Elizabeth Warren to try to conflate the right of a woman to choose with the horrors and the callousness and the grotesqueness of what was discussed over lunch [in the video] is really unfortunate," he said Tuesday on Morning Joe.

Co-host Mika Brzezinski then chimed in.

"Just to be clear here, she's talking about the issue of defunding Planned Parenthood and its services. She not talking about what's going on in these videos," Brzezinski.

Scarborough just dug in his heels.

"There are troubling things on those tapes, and everybody needs to open their eyes and see that instead of reflexively talking about right-wing attacks on a women's right to choose," he said. "Please, stop insulting our intelligence, Elizabeth Warren. Stop."

Gabriel Arana is senior media editor at The Huffington Post. Follow him!

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