Dem Senator Makes Embarrassing On Air Slip Up When Addressing Rachel Maddow



Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell (N.J.) called MSNBC host Rachel Maddow "sir" on Wednesday night, and she seemed fine with it.

The two were discussing Pascrell's push for President Trump to release his tax returns when Maddow ended the interview on her show.

"Congressman Bill Pascrell is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee who's pushing as hard as anybody on this issue," Maddow said. "Thanks for being with us and keep us apprised, sir."

"Thank you, sir," Pascrell said. He quickly corrected himself and said "ma'am."

"It's OK, I answer to both," Maddow responded while laughing.

She added that answering to both sir and ma'am is "actually quite convenient in really unexpected places."

"You'd be surprised," she said.

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