VIDEO-Rachel Maddow; ‘I’m Really Happy That Brian Williams Is Coming Here to MSNBC’ | MRCTV

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Rachel Maddow became the first member of the MSNBC community on Thursday evening to express her support for recently removed NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams and took time on her eponymous show to opine that she’s “really happy” he will be joining her on the cable network since she “believe[s] in redemption” and “second chances.”

After summarizing the news regarding the decision, Maddow wanted to make clear that “nobody at this company asked me to make this statement” and while she speculated that she was “causing some schpilcus somewhere in this building because I'm talking about this,” she felt that she owed it to viewers “to tell you what I know” and “also to tell you what I think.”