MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt recently caught up with Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, where she asked him if he thought the White House has handled the Ebola crisis effectively thus far. That’s a fair question, considering that this past August, Pryor made Ebola a campaign issue. It’s also a pretty straightforward question. Unless you’re Mark Pryor, apparently:
Transcript (forgive us for the weird punctuation — Pryor was having a hell of a time getting his words out):
Hunt: Do you think the Obama administration has done an appropriate job handling the Ebola crisis?
Pryor: Uuuuuuuummmmmm … I would say that … it’s, uh, it’s hard to know, uh, because, uh, I haven’t heard the latest briefing on that to know all the det— I mean, I read the paper and all, but my impression is that we have people over there, both from CDC and other medical-type people, and even some engineers to try to build, um, you know, medical facilities. That’s what they need over there. They need the medical infrastructure …
Hunt: Have we been aggressive enough in helping treat it?
Pryor: Uuuuuummmmmm … again, I have to see the latest numbers.
OK, now it’s our turn to say “uuuuummmmmmmmmm.” What the heck was that?
Sorry, Mark. Not even that selfie could redeem your performance.
But it could be great for Pryor’s GOP challenger Tom Cotton:
Get on that, NRSC!