- uploaded: Jul 20, 2011
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Heated GOP Congressman To Matthews: Obama "Doesn't Send A Thrill Up My Leg Chris!"
Every once in a while we get to see someone stand up to being talked over. This time MSNBCâ€™s Chris Matthews, famed for shouting down guests with whom he disagrees, had a run for his money when he was challenged by Congressman Joe Walsh.
During a segment on the debt ceiling debate, the Republican congressman asked the Hardball host what President Obama has done in the last six months to remedy the debt crisis.
â€œHey Chris, explain â€¦Your President, who sends a tingle up your leg, has not been serious in six months. Why do you ignore that, Chris?â€ asked Walsh.
Matthews shrugged the question off, however, only responding to point out that â€œtingleâ€ was apparently the incorrect word, to which Walsh challenged â€œhe doesnâ€™t send a thrill up my leg, Chrisâ€¦and he has not been serious about this debt crisis and why donâ€™t you jump on that?â€
Not surprisingly, Matthews ignored Walshâ€™s question and continued to needle the congressman about whether he would â€œresignâ€ if, come August 3, the debt crisis has not been averted.
â€œWill you resign, Chris?â€ Walsh pressed in return.
But the sparks didnâ€™t stop flying.
During the segment, Matthews seemed more than a tad concerned that Walsh had, at some point, allegedly used the word â€œlyingâ€ with regard to the President. In response, Walsh clarified â€œwhen he [President Obama] speaks a mistruth, and he is not truthful, he is lying.â€ And when the President says that on August 3,â€the lights in the country are going to turn out,â€œ and that he â€canâ€™t guaranteeâ€ payment on Social Security checks, â€œhe is lyingâ€ added Walsh. â€The [President] knows that is not trueâ€¦â€
Matthews kept hammering away, however, accusing Walsh of calling Obama a â€œliarâ€ and the GOP of orchestrating to bring the debt ceiling debate â€œto a crisis.â€
But Walsh never relented, blasting Matthews for being a biased â€œbullyâ€ who talks over his guests.
Watch the explosive clip thatâ€™s sure to send a tingle, or a thrill, up your leg: