On Monday afternoon, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell and NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd tore into former New York politicians Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer for reentering the political arena in New York City. Todd said, and Mitchell agreed, that these men again seeking political office erodes public trust in government and amounts to personal therapy.
“What is going on in New York City?” Mitchell asked.
Todd said that the return of Spitzer and Weiner is good news for comedians and satirists, but not great news for New Yorkers.
“If I were an elected official who didn’t take pictures of his private parts, who didn’t use prostitutes, I’d be sort of upset that these guys are demeaning the whole thing,” Todd said.
He added that Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) and Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) who both admitted to episodes of adultery equally demean the political process.
“The idea that the only way back for you in your own therapy is to use the voters,” Todd added with derision. “It really just erodes all of trust in politicians and government.”
“It just adds to what is already a, sort of, a bad soup,” he concluded.
“Which is actually demeaning soup,” Mitchell noted.
Watch the clip below via MSNBC:
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