MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace: Pro-Trump Pundits Smearing Vindman Are ‘Chickensh*t’
MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace got a bit profane on Tuesday afternoon while going after pro-Trump Fox News and CNN pundits who have been smearing National Security Council official Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.
Following Monday night reports that Vindman — an Iraq War veteran who is a Ukrainian-American immigrant — was set to testify before Congress that he twice raised concerns to his superiors about President Trump’s July phone call with the Ukrainian president, Fox News hosts Laura Ingraham and Brian Kilmeade, CNN contributor Sean Duffy, and former Justice Department official John Yoo all suggested that Vindman was more loyal to Ukraine and possibly committing espionage.
After playing clips of all of those right-wing commentators, Wallace — a former Bush Administration communications director herself — unleashed on them.
“Except those people aren’t chickenshit like the three of you and they know he passed a background check that the president’s daughter and son-in-law didn’t,” she exclaimed in response to Yoo claiming “some people might call [Vindman’s actions] espionage.”
Off-screen, one of Wallace’s guests asked: “Did you just say what I think you said?”
“I don’t know,” the MSNBC host laughed before turning to her panel.
Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.