MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews made a joke about raping then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016, according to a newly-released video.
Matthews made the joke as he was preparing to interview Clinton on January 5, 2016, in an Iowa fire station during the Democratic primaries, The Cut reports.
The footage shows Matthews asking, “Can I have some of the queen’s waters? Precious waters?”
A few moments later Matthews asks, “Where’s that Bill Cosby pill I brought with me?”
Matthews’ comments are in reference to the pills that Bill Cosby is accused of giving to numerous women that he used to allegedly rape them.
MSNBC has failed to respond to The Daily Wire over the recent allegations made against Matthews, which include sexual harassment and fostering an abusive workplace environment.
Matthews is accused of screaming at staffers, throwing objects, and demeaning anyone under him in the hierarchy, which includes leaving women in tears and berating guests on his show.
“The screaming is beyond the screaming you’ve ever heard,” one source said. “You just feel so under attack. He did it so openly… what are you supposed to do when somebody is verbally abusing you and attacking you this way?”
Matthews also allegedly settled a sexual harassment accusation made against him in 1999 for making “inappropriate comments and jokes about her while in the company of others.”