Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) Wednesday used a red-hot branding iron to burn the word "VETO" into tea party bills designed to weaken clean energy standards, to repeal medical marijuana laws and allow abortion-related materials to be taught in sex ed classes.

"These bills are either frivolous, unconstitutional or in direct contradiction to the expressed will of the people of Montana," Schweitzer told a cheering crowd at the ceremony.

Watch this video from MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast April 14, 2011.

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