Brian Williams Crudely Accuses Washington of Screwing Over American People

On Thursday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams made a sexually suggestive remark accusing politicians in Washington of essentially screwing over the American public, citing last year's government shutdown as the chief offense. [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

Williams offered the blue commentary while reporting on a baby boom in Washington D.C.: "It appears last year's government shutdown in Washington had at least one positive development nine months after the fact....How long until someone on television points out that during the shutdown the folks in Washington are apparently doing at home what Washington has been accused of doing to the American people?"

During the October 2013 shutdown, Williams blamed Republicans who "can't be conservative enough" for causing the budget impasse.

Here is a transcript of the July 10 report:

7:23 PM ET

BRIAN WILLIAMS: It appears last year's government shutdown in Washington had at least one positive development nine months after the fact. The folks at Sibley Hospital in Washington are reporting live births are up right now on average by about three per day.

How long until someone on television points out that during the shutdown the folks in Washington are apparently doing at home what Washington has been accused of doing to the American people? We're guessing someone will say that on television before long.

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