Dem Sen. Kay Hagan Refuses to Declare Her Support for President Obama

North Carolina’s Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, who is locked in a tough re-election battle with Republican Thom Tillis, appeared in an interview on MSNBC today and meandered around a question about whether she believes President Obama is a strong leader, continuing a trend of Democratic candidates distancing themselves from Obama.

“President Obama has a lot on his plate,” Hagan said to reporter Kasie Hunt. “And it seems like whether it’s the oil spill that took place a number of years ago in the Gulf, to this Ebola crisis now, to ISIS gaining strength, you look at all the combination of things like that.”

Hunt pressed her to give an answer, but Hagan wouldn’t budge. Instead, she said the U.S. government has been “late to the table” with its Ebola response. Hunt pressed her further as to whether President Obama has “shown strong leadership.”

“Certainly there are issues where I certainly think no,” she finally responded.

“There she goes again!” Morning Joe hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough said at the end of the segment.

Both co-hosts agreed the question was an easy one, to which Hunt replied, “Sometimes the simplest questions are the toughest.”

Watch the video below, via MSNBC:

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