Morning Oopsy: Mika Butchers Congresswoman’s Name

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By Betsy Rothstein Comment

This morning GOP Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to discuss the fiscal cliff. Host Mika Brzezinski appeared ecstatic to talk with her and have her on the program. When it came time to say goodbye, Mika grew flustered. So much so that it’s difficult to write out precisely how she butchered the congresswoman’s name, but it was something like this.

“Congressman Cathy mmmmcrkmmm McMorris Russell…WOW!” she said.

McMorris Rodgers smiled and didn’t try to correct the host.

But actually her last name is Rodgers. Full name: Cathy McMorris Rodgers. And she’s a congresswoman, not a congressman. But seeing as the GOP struggles to bring women into positions of committee leadership, maybe that slip was understandable.

We reached out to McMorris Rodgers’ press office for comment.

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