Fox News host Bob Beckel let his emotions fly on Thursday when he referred to Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) as a “punk.”
Beckel made the comments on “The Five” during a conversation about an interview Chaffetz gave regarding the new Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act. Chaffetz insinuated that Americans were putting money away for things like gadgets instead of healthcare.
“Maybe instead of getting that new iPhone they just love…maybe they should invest in their own healthcare,” Chaffetz said.
Beckel referred to Chaffetz as “that punk,” on his program, to the surprise of his co-hosts.
On Wednesday evening, Beckel apologized.
“Went overboard on The Five today and called a Republican congressman a punk. It was not necessary and I regret it,” he tweeted.