"Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski sarcastically thanked U.S. Senators Thursday who voted against the amendment requiring background checks on all commercial sales of guns, saying they sided with the al-Qaeda videotape stating America was the best place to get guns.
The gun control legislation, fashioned by Sens. Joe Manchin (D., W.V.) and Pat Toomey (R., Pa.), won 54 votes and was opposed by 46 Wednesday. It needed 60 votes to more forward.
It was opposed by four Democrats: Max Baucus (D., Mont.), Mark Begich (D., Alaska), Heidi Heitkamp (D., N.D.) and Mark Pryor (D., Ark.).
"You think about that al-Qaeda tape that talks about how you can get a gun in America, is the best place to go," Brzezinski said. "Thank you very much, Republicans. Thank you very much, Senator Max Baucus. Thank you very much, Senator Mark Begich. Thank you Heidi Heitkamp. Thank you, Mark Pryor, for siding for that videotape."
Manchin was on "Morning Joe" to discuss the bill when Brzezinski made the remarks.