Vulgar: Bashir Says Rubio In Senate Hearing Sought To Show He Had 'Very Strong Testicles'

Martin Bashir once again demonstrates that he represents the bottom of the admittedly deep MSNBC barrel . . .


On his MSNBC show this afternoon, Bashir suggested to a female guest that by his questioning at the Senate confirmation hearing of John Brennan, Senator Marco Rubio sought to demonstrate that he had "very strong testicles."  Bashir elicited nervous laughter and a duck of the head from guest Karen Finney.  View the video after the jump.



Watch the vulgar Bashir at work.

Note: the irony of his suggestion [see transcript] that Rubio is noat "mature" is evidently lost on Bashir.

 

MARTIN BASHIR: Karen, I want to play an exchange between Marco Rubio and Mr. Brennan. It's an exchange that starts with Mr. Rubio demanding answers for why the U.S. Was not able to interrogate a suspect in the Benghazi attacks, and he was briefly held by Tunisia. Take a listen to this.

JOHN BRENNAN: The Tunisians did not have a basis in their law to hold him.

MARCO RUBIO: So they released him.

BRENNAN: They did.

RUBIO: Where is he? We don't know.

BRENNAN: He's still in Tunisia.

RUBIO: That doesn't sound like a good system of working with our foreign partners.

BRENNAN: It shows that the Tunisians are working with their rule of law as well, just the way we do.

BASHIR: Karen, I know that Mr. Rubio wants to sound ready for responsibility and as if he's got some very strong testicles, but dismissing the laws and practices of a foreign nation, that's hardly the most mature way to approach international terrorism, is it?

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.