Brzezinski: 'I suspect' Dems will nominate woman in 2020, 'past time' to elect female president

Brzezinski: 'I suspect' Dems will nominate woman in 2020, 'past time' to elect female president
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MSNBC co-host Mika Brzezinski said Tuesday that she expects a woman to be the 2020 Democratic Party nominee for president, adding that it was "far past time" for America to elect its first female president.

Reacting to Monday's entrance of Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisWarren unveils plan to cancel student loan debt, create universal free college Moulton enters 2020 White House race The Hill's Morning Report - Is impeachment back on the table? MORE (D-Calif.) into the contention for the party's nomination, Brzezinski said on Tuesday's "Morning Joe" that the strongest candidates so far in the Democratic field were all women.

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"With the latest entry in the 2020 Democratic sweepstakes by Kamala Harris, the early pace for the Democratic nomination for president is being set by women," Brzezinski said. "In addition to Harris, her fellow Sens. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandWarren unveils plan to cancel student loan debt, create universal free college Cory Booker has a problem in 2020: Kamala Harris Booker to supporter who wanted him to punch Trump: 'Black guys like us, we don't get away with that' MORE of New York [and] Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump pushes back on impeachment talk: 'Tables are finally turning on the Witch Hunt!' Warren unveils plan to cancel student loan debt, create universal free college Moulton enters 2020 White House race MORE of Massachusetts have also made their own audacious move towards history."

"Whether a woman ultimately becomes the Democratic nominee or not, and I suspect one will, these women ... will set the pace and set the agenda and tap into the grass-roots support from women and men to repudiate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump calls Sri Lankan prime minister following church bombings Ex-Trump lawyer: Mueller knew Trump had to call investigation a 'witch hunt' for 'political reasons' The biggest challenge from the Mueller Report depends on the vigilance of everyone MORE, change the direction of this country and show young women across America what it means to know their value," she added.

"It is past time that America finally elects a woman as president and joins the ranks of our western allies and civilized countries around the world."

Brzezinski, along with her husband and co-host Joe Scarborough, is a frequent and vocal critic of the president and last year called for Trump to be ousted by his advisers via the 25th Amendment, declaring him "not fit to lead" and capable of doing "something crazy in five minutes, one hour, tonight or tomorrow."

In December, she was criticized by members of the administration, including Trump himself, for a comment about Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoThe Mueller report is a deterrent to government service Israel praises Trump on ending Iran oil sanction waivers Pompeo blames 'Islamic radical terror' for Sri Lanka attacks MORE that was considered by many to be homophobic.