Today NBC News reporter Luke Russert suggested at a press conference that it might be time for Nancy Pelosi to pass the baton on to younger leaders. The California Democrat had just announced her intention to stay on as House minority leader.
“Your colleagues privately say that your decision to stay on prohibits the party from having a younger leadership,” Russert told Pelosi in a room packed with reporters. “What’s your response?”
A group of female lawmakers standing behind the Democratic leader immediately began to boo and heckle Russert. One woman shouted “discrimination” at him several times.
“Oh, you’ve always asked that question,” Pelosi sarcastically said to Russert, after a pause. “Except to Mitch McConnell.”
This just goes to prove that being a good journalist has nothing to do with DNA. Luke’s father Tim Russert , god rest his soul was a an excellent political journalist and its obvious that his political journalist chromosome was not passed on.
Perhaps Luke should go back to co-hosting the sports talk programs where you belong and let other more qualified REAL political journalist get their chance.