NBC's Williams Hypes 'Optics' of House GOP Having 'All White Males' as Committee Chairs

Following the lead of NBC political director Chuck Todd lamenting House Republican committee chairs being "all white men," on Wednesday's Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams similarly declared: "...the GOP is dealing with the issue of optics and diversity in politics. Getting a lot of coverage, of the congressional committee chairs selected thus far for the next Congress, they are all white males." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

Williams briefly noted the reason: "The leadership points out they were all selected for a reason, including seniority." He then proceeded to shill for the Democrats: "...on their side of the aisle, white men are now the minority among House Democratic members."

Here is a transcript of the November 28 news brief:

7:08PM ET

BRIAN WILLIAMS: And also in Washington tonight, the GOP is dealing with the issue of optics and diversity in politics. Getting a lot of coverage, of the congressional committee chairs selected thus far for the next Congress, they are all white males. The leadership points out they were all selected for a reason, including seniority. The Democrats for their side point out, on their side of the aisle, white men are now the minority among House Democratic members.

Kyle Drennen
Kyle Drennen
Kyle Drennen is a News Analyst for MRC