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11/19/2014 10:45 am ET Updated Nov 19, 2014

Rachel Maddow Slams Democrats Over Keystone XL Pipeline: 'What On Earth Were They Thinking?!'

It's not often you see MSNBC's Rachel Maddow get angry with Democrats, but when she does, she gets really, really mad.

Maddow tore into the Democratic party Tuesday night, particularly Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), for wasting the "last precious time" left before Republicans take control of the Senate on the Keystone XL pipeline bill. The bill, which fought to authorize the building of an oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, failed to pass by a single vote on Tuesday .

"The Democrats can spend this lame duck period in the Senate however they want," she said. "They decided to spend it voting on the Keystone pipeline."

Maddow slammed the strange logic of Sen. Landrieu for pushing so hard to pass the Keystone bill, which her opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), also supports -- essentially "leading the fight" to pass a bill supported by the challenger to her re-election bid.

"What on Earth were they thinking?!" Maddow said. "How is this even, conceivably, by any stretch of the imagination, a constructive use of time by the Democrats? "

All this did, Maddow concluded, was "put a spotlight on Democrats inability to get something done for one of their own members."

"Woohoo!" she shouted. "Was it fun for you too?"

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