MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Friday night slammed Republican lawmakers who left the administration’s briefing on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl early in order to complain to the media about the lack of information surrounding the prisoner exchange.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) left the briefing after asking questions in order to appear on Fox News, where he complained about the lack of information he had received from the White House.
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) left after asking a question, and then quickly told reporters he learned “nothing.”
On her show Friday night, Maddow highlighted the hypocrisy.
“It is so much more fun to demand information than to actually receive it,” she said. “Receiving it is boring and it takes forever and it’s totally not like just going on Fox News and complaining.”
The MSNBC host said it was ridiculous for outspoken lawmakers to skip briefings and complain about their lack of knowledge on the topic.
“If you’re skipping the briefing so you can complain that there’s no briefing,” she said, “We’re not laughing with you, Congressmen, we are laughing at you.”
Watch the clip, courtesy of MSNBC:
[H/t Raw Story]