He Said WHAT?!

Republican Congressman Todd Rokita mansplains the government shutdown, then insults CNN's Carol Costello.

Mansplaining: a tiresome event that becomes infinitely more infuriating when combined with a not-so-subtle appearance-oriented put down.

Such was the case when Republican Rep. Todd Rokita appeared on anchor Carol Costello's Thursday CNN show and not only mansplained the government shutdown to a seasoned broadcast journalist, but went so far as to bring her looks into it for absolutely no good reason.

After a heated conversation seemed to come to a head, Rokita said, "Carol, you're beautiful but you need to be honest." Costello paused and said, "I think we're going to end it here."

Politico reported (opens in new tab) that Rokita's office issued a statement after the confrontation addressing his comments to the CNN anchor. "I intended no offense to Ms. Costello," the statement read. Right. Sure he didn't.