- The Washington Times - Friday, August 24, 2018

MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi and his production team misinformed viewers for two consecutive days this week with faulty graphics for its “How Impeachment Works” coverage.

Political junkies and reporters at The Washington Free Beacon informed MSNBC on Wednesday that its lesson on the impeachment process got basic facts wrong, but the network still presented incorrect graphics on Thursday.

Mr. Velshi lived out his own moment from the movie “Groundhog Day” when he was presented with a slide on “60 votes out of 100” needed in the Senate for impeachment.

A two-thirds majority is the real requirement.

“Some days we love social media, because a number of you sent me information about something I made a mistake on in the last segment, so I want to correct that real quick. To impeach the president, the House needs only a simple majority, not two-thirds,” he said Wednesday. “The House needs a simple majority. The Senate does need a two-thirds majority, but that would be 67 of the senators, 66 of the senators or 67, someone will help you with the math on that, but the fact is, its two-thirds of 100 senators, depending on how many seats in the Senate are actually filled at any given time.”

He was given the same erroneous slide roughly 24 hours later.


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