Rep. Walsh Can't Say How Big The Economy Is: "Why Are You Asking A Question Like That?"

July 19, 2011 6:08 pm ET — Media Matters Action Network

This afternoon, MSNBC host Chris Matthews confronted pro-default Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) about his opposition to raising the debt ceiling and hostile criticism of President Obama. At one point in the testy exchange, Matthews asked Walsh how big the United States economy is. After incorrectly answering $3.7 trillion (it's actually over $14 trillion), Walsh complained, "Why are you asking a question like that?" Matthews replied, "Because I thought you might know the answer." Watch the whole interview: