11/02/2010 11:56 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

David Gregory: Tea Party Is 'The Elephant In The Room' (VIDEO)

David Gregory said that the Tea Party will be the "elephant in the room" when the newly elected Congress convenes, and that the Republican Party has now moved on from former President George W. Bush.

Speaking on NBC's coverage of the midterm elections, Gregory said that the Tea Party amounted to a hybrid: an outside force that had overtaken the Republicans and was trying to remake them in its own image.

"This is no longer President George W. Bush's party," he told Brian Williams, adding that they "have a very clear-eyed agenda" about government.