Chris Matthews Absent From MSNBC Primary Coverage After Sanders Comments, Harassment Claims

MSNBC host Chris Matthews was absent from the network’s primary coverage on Saturday after making headlines himself last week.

Matthews is a longtime fixture of the network’s election coverage but was nowhere to be seen as results from South Carolina poured in.

Matthews’ absence comes after he had a no good, very bad week.

Sexual harassment allegation:

Former MSNBC guest Laura Bassett alleged that Matthews “inappropriately flirted” with her on his show four years ago. She said Matthews looked at her while she was in the makeup chair and said, “Why haven’t I fallen in love with you yet?” She said she discussed the encounter previously without naming him.

“I was afraid to name him at the time for fear of retaliation from the network; I’m not anymore,” she wrote. “It was Chris Matthews.”

The Daily Show published a montage of Matthews making similar comments about women on his show.

On-Air blunders:

Matthews was forced to apologize after he compared Bernie Sanders’ win in Nevada to a Nazi invasion.

He later came under fire for repeatedly pressing Elizabeth Warren on why she believed accusers who brought harassment and discrimination claims against Mike Bloomberg.

Just on Friday, Matthews confused Republican Sen. Tim Scott with Democratic candidate Jaime Harrison at a Trump rally.


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