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MSNBC Anchor Mockingly Asks GOP Congressman If He Has 'Degree In Economics'... Turns Out He Does!


We blogged earlier today on the heated discussion between MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer and Alabama GOP Congressman Rep. Mo Brooks. In case you missed it, when speaking about President Obama's spending and stimulus decisions in the first year of his Presidency, the heated interview climaxed with this back and forth:

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Brewer: We were looking at going--reverting a depression at that point. Everyone, the Fed Chairman--

Rep. Brooks: Well I disagree we were going into a depression, but go ahead.

Brewer: Do you have a degree in economics?

Rep. Brooks: Yes ma'am I do, highest honors.

Rep. Brooks official bio says that the Congressman graduated from Duke University in three years with a double major in political science and economics, with highest honors in economics. After Duke, Rep. Brooks graduated from the University of Alabama Law School in 1978.

Brewer's question seems especially interesting considering that economics is a Top 10 major for undergrads. Brewer, who does not have a degree in economics, quickly realized her gaffe and responded on Facebook after the interview:

What do you think of the full interview? Just tough questions, or did Brewer "lean forward" and fall on her face?

(H/T: Matt Lewis)

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