MSNBC anchor Katy Tur threatened to kick both of her guests off the air during a combative segment on California politics that was broadcast live from just north of the famous pier at Huntington Beach.
The segment featured longtime Democratic Party strategist Bob Shrum debating Shawn Steel, the former chairman of the California Republican Party who currently serves as a national committeeman for the Republican National Committee.
The animosity rose to the surface after Steel described Los Angeles as a "third-world kind of poverty-stricken area."
Shrum turned to Steel after the comment and began openly laughing at the Republican.
"I can tell you, sadly it is," Steel reiterated.
"You're crazy," Shrum replied, with more laughter.
"You live there, so who's crazy," Steel shot back.
The host had to interject at that point.
"I would not call Los Angeles that," Tur noted.
Yet the argument continued.
"Why don't you answer the question, instead of just trashing Los Angeles?" the Democrat asked his GOP counterpart.
Steel proceeded to call Shrum a "Democrat hack partisan."
"Hack?" Shrum said, turning to directly address Steel. "Just shut up. Just shut up."
"Why don't you just win a race for once in your life," Steel continued. "You've lost every race you've ever been in."
"I'm going to kick you both off-set unless you calm down," Tur shouted.