Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee did an entire interview on MSNBC Monday morning with what appeared to be a nosebleed dripping down her lip.
Things got weird from the start of the interview, as Jackson Lee, a Democrat from Texas, seemed to shoo away a staffer.
“Get away,” she said when MSNBC anchor Chris Jansing cut to her camera, while motioning for someone to get out of the camera shot.
The unidentifiable liquid underneath her nose was immediately visible and stayed there throughout the interview, which lasted just under ten minutes. It’s not totally clear what the liquid is, but based on the placement underneath the nose and the dark color, we can only guess that it is a nosebleed.
The MSNBC producers apparently didn’t think to do Jackson Lee a favor and tell her to wipe her nose while they weren’t showing her on screen. The good news is that the supposed nose bleed matched the color of Jackson Lee’s red blazer.