During an interview on NBC Connecticut’s Face the Facts with Max Reiss, Rep. Jahana Hayes walked back a comment she made about President Donald Trump during her interview with Rolling Stone Magazine.
In the interview, which was published this week, Hayes was asked about whether she would vote to impeach the president. When asked specifically if the president should, “be suspended,” Hayes referred to the president as a “psycho.”
She told the magazine, “Do not let this psycho steal your joy. We are at an intersection in history and 20 years from now, it’s going to be the millenialls and the students and the women and the single moms and the outliers who came in and restored faith in government. It’s happening."
When asked about the comment by NBC Connecticut Political Reporter and Host of Face the Facts, Max Reiss, Hayes said, “I don't even remember saying that but I shouldn't have said it. When I read it, I was like, 'Oh my God, did I really say that?' But I don't remember, but I absolutely shouldn't have said that, He's the president."
When asked later in the interview whether she would support impeachment, Hayes said, “an impeachment vote is not something I’m looking forward to.”
Hayes won her first term in Congress in November 2018, joining the most diverse freshman class in US History. Hayes is a former National Teacher of the Year who was born and raised in Waterbury.
Hayes entire interview on Face the Facts with Max Reiss will air on Sunday at 10 a.m. on NBC Connecticut.