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MSNBC's Brzezinski: Cruz, GOP don't love their country

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Brzezinski said the GOP is "playing chicken" with President Obama now that the government is shutdown and that they are refusing to pass a clean government funding bill and hike to the debt ceiling to further their own political agendas.

"That's what's scary about this," she said. "If they actually go through with this, this is about something else."

When host Joe Scarborough asked Brzezinski if she truly believed GOP lawmakers do not love their country, she immediately pointed to Cruz.

"Ted Cruz and his group loves the country?" Brzezinski asked. "I think he loves his prospects to develop a database more than he loves his country."

Scarborough strongly disagreed with his co-host and said even the most conservative lawmakers care for America.

"I have never once suggested that even the craziest, left-wing lunatic didn't love the county," Scarborough said. "I think Ted Cruz believes that ObamaCare is dangerous. I think he believes it's devastating. I think he believes like I believe.

"He is willing to take extreme measures to stop it from happening," he added. "You suggested that some people might not love this country. People love this country, but they believe we get to the best outcome in completely different ways."