Former RNC chairman Michael Steele took Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy to task on MSNBC’s “Hardball” Tuesday over his rhetoric against the Indiana religious freedom law.
Responding to a nearly 2-minute long rant by Malloy, Steele told the Democrat he needed to “bring down the crazy” before hitting him for his “hyperbole” for calling Indiana Gov. Mike Pence bigoted.
“I cannot disagree with the governor more,” Steele initially told Malloy. “He just needs to bring the crazy down a little on this.”
“I let you do your rant uninterrupted, now you’re gonna let me bring some clarity and common sense to the conversation,” Steele told the governor after being cut off mid-sentence.
Malloy made news Monday when he announced an executive order barring state-funded travel to the Hoosier state.
The Connecticut governor continued to be combative throughout the discussion, telling Steele that he is “too good a person to be an apologist” for the law as host Chris Matthews attempted to mediate the talking head’s opposition.