Chris Matthews rarely gets agitated with Democrats, so it was pretty striking when, during his show Monday night, he chewed out Guy Cecil, the executive director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, for being a “flack” for his side instead of giving him real answers. Matthews went so far as to yell, “I don’t want a Democratic flack who can’t think beyond his job description!”
Cecil attempted to answer Matthews’ question about the Republican races on Tuesday, but Matthews got frustrated at Cecil for not answering his questions and said, “If you’re just gonna flack, Guy, you have no value to this show.”
Cecil tried to push on, saying that a Chris Christie victory would say very little about the GOP because there aren’t Christies running in other races. He argued that tea party challengers pushing moderates to the right loses the Republican party elections, but Matthews shot back that there are a number of Republican senators who staved off tea partiers and won in the end.
Before Matthews moved on, he couldn’t resist getting in one last scold, telling Cecil, “I want thinking people on this show who give honest answers!”
Cecil took to Twitter afterwards to go off about his treatment on the show.
Watch the video below, via MSNBC:
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