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Brian Williams on Shutdown: ‘This is Government by Seemingly a Bunch of Drunks’

On Friday night, less than an hour before the midnight deadline, MSNBC anchor Brian Williams had some choice words for elected officials who failed to prevent a government shutdown.

While speaking with colleague Chris Matthews over the phone, The 11th Hour host made some observations of the inactivity on the Senate floor, noting Senators Tom Cotton (R-AK), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Dick Durban (D-IL), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

“I don’t mean to insult a bunch of drunks,” Williams said, “but this is government by seemingly a bunch of drunks.”

Well, that sparked some praise on Twitter.

Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.

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