MSNBC has suspended David Shuster for pondering whether or not Chelsea Clinton had been “pimped out” by mother Hillary’s campaign.
Despite the fact that he’s already apologized for the remark – which we find completely reasonable, although the phrasing may have been wrong – MSNBC says that he will again offer his apologies and then be off the air for an indefinite amount of time.
We imagine their reaction has to do with the Clinton camp intimating they would boycott MSNBC debates, but that’s total conjecture on our parts.
Read the MSNBC statement after the jump…
On Thursday’s “Tucker” on MSNBC, David Shuster, who was serving as guest-host of the program, made a comment about Chelsea Clinton and the Clinton campaign that was irresponsible and inappropriate. Shuster, who apologized this morning on MSNBC and will again this evening, has been suspended from appearing on all NBC News broadcasts, other than to make his apology. He has also extended an apology to the Clinton family. NBC News takes these matters seriously, and offers our sincere regrets to the Clintons for the remarks.