White House press secretary Josh Earnest reacts to Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown implying President Obama was sexist in recent comments he made about Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
"Senator Brown is a stand-up guy and I'm confident after he's had a chance to look at the comments he made yesterday that he'll find a way to apologize," Earnest said on Wednesday's broadcast of Morning Joe on MSNBC.
JOE SCARBOROUGH, MORNING JOE: What is your reaction to Sherrod Brown, a liberal Democrat from Ohio, suggesting the president was sexist in his comments toward Senator Warren?
JOSH EARNEST, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: Joe, as somebody who gets paid to talk in public for a living, I try to be mindful of at least trying to be slow to criticize people who say things in public that are so inconsistent with their reputation and with their character and Senator Brown is somebody that has a good relationship with the president. They've worked effectively on a range of issues including nominating and confirming the first woman to be the chair of the Federal Reserve. So, Senator Brown is a stand-up guy and I'm confident after he's had a chance to look at the comments he made yesterday that he'll find a way to apologize.