MSNBC Suspends Reporter Over Chelsea ‘Pimping’ Comment

MSNBC Friday suspended a reporter for saying that Chelsea Clinton had been “pimped out” by the Democratic presidential campaign of her mother, Sen. Hillary Clinton (N.Y.)

The all-news network, calling the remarks “inappropriate” and “irresponsible,” suspended David Shuster, who was a substitute host Thursday on Tucker.

Shuster, talking about how Chelsea Clinton was becoming more active in her mother’s campaign, said on-air, “Doesn’t it seem as if Chelsea is sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way?”

The remarks so irked the senator that she is threatening to pull out of a scheduled debate on MSNBC Feb. 26 in Ohio. The state will hold its primary March 4.

Shuster later apologized on-air for his remarks.