Heather Ginsberg

This week on a new episode of Harball, Chris Matthews had a few things to say about John McCain's appearance and speech at the Chuck Hagel confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill. "John McCain grilled defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel during his confirmation hearing because of pent-up resentment over the Vietnam War, adding that he is “absolutely convinced” the Arizona senator and former prisoner of war suffered a traumatic flashback."

“Let me start tonight with this — why is John McCain so angry?” Matthews said. “Forty years after the Vietnam POWs came home, the most famous of them is angrier than ever. Why is America — why are we fighting the Vietnam War all over again in the United States Senate? The ticked-off vitriol against Chuck Hagel, what is it about? Is it for show? Is it about something Hagel said in the cloakroom?”

“Is it about the basic unfairness of Vietnam itself, that some went and some didn’t?” he continued. “Is it about Lyndon Johnson’s inability to either win that war or end it? What is it that burns so deeply in John McCain these days?”

Matthews even went as far as to say that perhaps McCain is still upset about his Republican Presidential Primary loss in 2000 to George W. Bush. Basically Matthews has no respect for the Senator in this case. Just take a look!Watch Chris Matthews disrespect Senator John McCain and his service.


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