Piers Morgan, much like others who can see the handwriting on the wall, is becoming more impatient by the day with TEApublicans who appear to be content to fiddle while Rome burns.
On Tuesday night he expressed his frustration in a conversation with representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) about the shutdown and the possibility that Congress may choose to allow the U.S. to default on its obligations.
Morgan spoke of Ted Cruz and his ambition to be the next Republican presidential nominee and how what may be good for him and his political career is likely to be disastrous for the American people..
Blackburn said that we shouldn’t be talking about personalities but rather what she termed getting the Nation “on the track to fiscal health and responsibility.” She went on to say that she and Ted were sent to Washington to stop the borrowing and create economic growth and stressing that getting rid of Obamacare was one of those things they were sent to do.
Morgan went on to ask her, “At what point does the outright selfish self-interest of Ted Cruz and his colleagues outweigh the American interest and the global economic interests?”
Blackburn, determined to stick to her talking points, again trying to tell him that we shouldn’t be talking about personalities, to which Piers replied, “Oh, come off it, Marsha.”
Blackburn insisted that the “American people want us to get this dealt with.” Of course she is ignoring the polls of the past two weeks showing that this is not what the American people want.
“You are being unbelievably irresponsible which is why the government has been shutdown for two weeks,” Morgan shot back.
Blackburn then says that the TEApublicans did not want a shutdown and that they do not want a default and that she is working with other Republicans in the House, not other representatives which would be inclusive of both parties, but only Republicans. She apparently is not prepared to make any concessions, and is only willing to accept ideas from her side of the aisle.
Watch the exchange in the video below.