Here’s one of the stranger stories you’ll hear today.
Ex-MSNBC host Keith Olbermann on Monday declared he used to date Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema, saying she used to be “far” more progressive than he is —but now, she’s lost her way.
According to Fox News, “Olbermannn was bothered after NBC reporter Sahil Kapur tweeted a quote in which Sinema praised Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., quote-tweeting it and informing followers that Sinema was a “legit progressive” when they had a relationship. Sinema has enraged many figures on the left for her moderate approach since taking office in 2019, such as her stance about preserving the Senate filibuster.”
“When we dated, in 2010-11, Kyrsten was a legit progressive, far to my left. Now she has embraced the Political Industry where there is only process, not policy, and never people,” Olbermann wrote before throwing in an apparent jab at NBC’s Chuck Todd.
“Perfect solution: she can be the next host of @MeetThePress,” Olbermann wrote.
From Fox News:
Journalist Sam Mintz pointed out that Olbermann seemed to previously hint at the past relationship. He has called her a “former friend,” claimed he was “the person who first gave her national television exposure,” called her an “old friend” and once said “I don’t think you have to be a body language expert, nor to have dated her a dozen years ago, to recognize that really really unhappy things are going on inside of” Sinema.
“For a long time I believed – and held to a preference – that there was no need to make the dating part public. The friendship preceded and followed it for a span of 7 years; I thought it was sufficient context. Turns out it wasn’t,” Olbermann responded. “For a long time I believed – and held to a preference – that there was no need to make the dating part public. The friendship preceded and followed it for a span of 7 years; I thought it was sufficient context. Turns out it wasn’t.”