Noah Rothman, the associate editor of Commentary and an MSNBC contributor, was accused of “mansplaining” during a Sunday panel discussion on MSNBC.
Rothman kicked off the discussion by explaining that Republican Sen. Susan Collins’ speech in defense of Justice Brett Kavanaugh last week focused on his judicial record.
“Susan Collins’ speech should be read by everybody very carefully,” Rothman said. “Because her speech was about the judge’s judicial philosophy, which has been lost over the course of the last two weeks, and she emphasized the extent to which this guy splits the baby.”
“He’s not interested in overturning Roe,” he continued. “He has a central philosophy and conservatives are very disinterested –”
SiriusXM host Danielle Moodie-Mills interrupted Rothman, asking, “Are you kidding? No you heard him, you heard him. He does not have a middle.”
Rothman frustratedly replied, “I’m trying to explain to you the conservative philosophy.”
MSNBC contributor Zerlina Maxwell put her hand out and said, “Don’t, don’t do that. You’re headed right toward mansplaining.”
“Don’t say I’m trying to explain something to a woman when it has to do with reproductive healthcare,” Maxwell asserted. “Don’t ever do that. That’s not a good idea.”