Chris Matthews apologizes for joke about 'Bill Cosby pill'

'Advancing The Dream: Live From The Apollo' hosted by Reverend Al Sharpton at The Apollo Theater - Arrivals Featuring: Chris Matthews Where: New York City, NY, United States When: 06 Sep 2013 Credit: PNP/

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — MSNBC's Chris Matthews apologized for joking about a "Bill Cosby pill" while awaiting an interview with Hillary Clinton two years ago.

Outtake footage obtained by the website The Cut showed Matthews in an Iowa fire station, asking if he could "have some of the queen's waters." Then he said, "where's that Bill Cosby pill I brought with me?"

The reference was to accusations that Cosby drugged and assaulted women.

Matthews said that it was a terrible comment he made in poor taste when the Cosby case was in the headlines. He said, "I deeply regret it and I'm sorry."

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