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Stephanie Ruhle Bashes Mark Zuckerberg For Waffling on Congressional Appearance: ‘The Buck Stops at the Top’

With his company in the midst of a full-on PR crisis, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared on CNN Wednesday night to try to stop the bleeding.

During the interview, the Facebook chief waffled a bit when asked if he’d be willing to testify before Congress.

“I’m happy to if it’s the right thing to do,” Zuckerberg said. “Facebook testifies in Congress regularly on a number of topics, some high-profile, and some not…What we try to do is send the person at Facebook who will have the most knowledge about what Congress is trying to learn. So if that’s me, then I am happy to go.”

“Mark, that someone is you. The buck stops at the top,” Stephanie Ruhle said Thursday morning on MSNBC. She added, “I realize it’s uncomfortable. But it absolutely 100 percent is you, sir.”

The barb from Ruhle led into a panel discussion — during which the MSNBC anchor also pointed the finger at the government for the Facebook breach by data firm Cambridge Analytica due to lack of oversight.

“As much as we could blame Facebook, do we not have to blame the government for not putting guardrails on this?” Ruhle said.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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