Chris Matthews To Sen. Ensign "Don't Call Me Inflammatory!"

April 22, 2009 MSNBC HARDBALL

Heather: John Ensign gets snitty with Chris Matthews and accuses him of being inflammatory for bringing up what's in the Senate Armed Services Committee's report on the Bush administration's torture of detainees. Instead of addressing what's in the report he attacks Matthews and claims that it is a "Democrat report".

As Think Progress noted that "Democrat report" had the full support of the committee:

Ensign is right that there are often committee reports produced and released by only the minority or the majority. This report, however, was not one of them. The first page of the detainee report makes it clear that it is a document from the "Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate." ThinkProgress spoke with a committee spokesman who confirmed that the full, unanimous committee released the report. When talking with Levin today, MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell noted that Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham also endorsed the report.


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