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Rep. Mark Meadows shuts down MSNBC reporter on air

On Friday, Mark Meadows interrupted an MSNBC reporter on-air to defend his fellow Republican lawmakers and President Trump.

MSNBC’s Leigh Ann Caldwell was reporting live from Capitol Hill about the Trump impeachment inquiry.

“Republicans continue to hang everything on Ambassador [Kurt] Volker,” Caldwell told viewers, referring to the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, who resigned from the State Department in September after his name appeared in a whistleblower complaint about a July phone call between Trump and the leader of Ukraine.



While Caldwell was reporting, Rep. Meadows walked by with his staff, so the MSNBC reporter attempted to flag him down for an impromptu interview, but he declined.

Caldwell then continued her report, claiming Republicans “are really struggling to defend the president.”

Mark Meadows was off-camera when Caldwell made this remark but within earshot of Caldwell. Meadows quickly returned to Caldwell, moved into her camera shot, and strongly responded:

“I’m not struggling on anything. The Republicans are not struggling on anything,” he said, continuing to further defend President Trump. Watch the fiery exchange above.

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