(TStarnes) – MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell scolded a correspondent for using the term “pro-life” mid-report.

NBC News senior Capitol Hill correspondent Garrett Haake was detailing why Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) voted for two “anti-abortion bills” after telling the liberal network she wanted the GOP to focus instead on birth control access.

“She told reporters after the fact that at the end of the day, she was, as she described herself, ‘pro-life,’” Haake said of Mace. “She felt it was important to vote for these measures despite their potentially politically damaging — or politically unappealing appearance, if you will for future voters…”

Mitchell cut him off.

“Garrett, let me just interrupt and say that ‘pro-life’ is a term that they — an entire group wants to use. But that’s not an accurate description,” she said.

“I’m using it because it’s the term she used to describe herself, Andrea,” Haake responded.

“I understand. I understand,” Mitchell said. “Anyway, that was her explanation.”

The exchange was visibly awkward for Haake, who was following AP guidelines in his report.


National radio host Todd Starnes slammed Mitchell for not being truthful: “You’re either pro-life or you’re pro-death.”

“What is the choice? The choice is either deliver your baby or kill your baby,” Starnes explained.