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 HarrisKamala Harris criticized by Jamaican father over marijuana joke Harris adds key Clinton aide, women of color to 2020 campaign: report Coast Guard lieutenant arrested, accused of planning domestic terrorism 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 GillibrandCongress needs to bring family and medical leave policies into the 21st century Trump campaign fundraising on Bernie Sanders's M haul Gillibrand tells Iowan ‘ranch girl’ that pizza is on her next time MORE of New York [and] Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenCoast Guard lieutenant arrested, accused of planning domestic terrorism Hillicon Valley: Microsoft reveals new Russian hack attempts | Google failed to disclose hidden microphone | Booker makes late HQ2 bid | Conservative group targets Ocasio-Cortez over Amazon Trump campaign fundraising on Bernie Sanders's M haul 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 TrumpJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Smollett lawyers declare 'Empire' star innocent Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration 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 PompeoOvernight Defense: Graham clashed with Pentagon chief over Syria | Talk grows that Trump will fire Coats | Coast Guard officer accused of domestic terrorism plot Sean Spicer joins 'Extra' as 'special DC correspondent' Trump, Pompeo: Alabama woman who joined ISIS cannot return to US MORE that was considered by many to be homophobic.