CNN’s Jim Sciutto red-faced after blasting ‘deadly erection’ in on-air gaffe during segment on Capitol insurrection
A CNN anchor was left red-faced after blasting the "deadly erection" in an on-air gaffe during a segment on the Capitol insurrection.
Jim Sciutto made the mix up while discussing Trump's fumbled impeachment trial on Thursday morning.
Sciutto was discussing the news that 12 Republicans voted against a bill honoring police officers response to the January 6 riot.
"That's two more than the 10 republican house members that voted for impeaching Trump for inciting that deadly erection," he said.
The anchor was trying to reference the deadly insurrection that took place in January that left at least five people dead.
Sharp-eared viewers quickly swarmed to social media to highlight the mix-up, with one saying the slip "honestly made my whole day."
Another wrote: "not Jim Sciutto accidentally saying “deadly erection” at 9:20 am on a Thursday morning," leading someone to reply "I almost spit out my coffee."
Trump's second impeachment trial ended with him being acquitted of inciting his supporters to storm Congress back in February.
The trial ended on last month as Democrats failed to get the two-thirds majority to find him guilty – leading him to blast impeachment as the "greatest witch hunt in history."
The former President was stood accused of inciting his supporters to storm the Capitol on January 6 in a bid to stop lawmakers certifying that Joe Biden had won the Presidential election.
His lawyers argued the President could not be held accountable for the actions of the mob and he had called for "Peaceful and Patriotic" protest during the 'Stop the Steal' rally he addressed that day.
The riots left five people dead including a police officer and led to the former President being charged with inciting violence against the government of the United States.
A two thirds majority was needed in the Senate to convict Trump meaning the votes of 17 Republicans were needed – but in the end seven sided with the Democrats.
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