OOPS: Chuck Todd Invites Dead Congressman to Appear on His Show

June 10th, 2022 11:42 AM

On Thursday, former Congressman Don Young (R-AK) was invited to appear on Chuck Todd's Meet the Press NOW which airs on the streaming network NBC News NOW. The only problem is, that "Young passed away in March."

In an email sent to Young's former communications director, Zack Brown sent on behalf of Meet the Press NOW with Chuck Todd, Brown was asked if "Congressman Don Young has any availability to join Chuck Todd tomorrow, Friday, June 10th in the 4pm EST hour." Adding "we would love to have him on the program if his schedule allows."

In a Thursday tweet with a screenshot of the email, Brown wrote "unfortunately, @chucktodd, I don't think Congressman Young's schedule will allow him to be on Meet the Press with you tomorrow, but I'll circle back if that changes. Thanks for reaching out!"

Brown also posted his reply to the interview request which stated "sadly Congressman Young passed away in March, but you all did a lovely tribute to him." He attached a link to the tribute Todd did after Young's passing on his NBC show Meet the Press



Todd did not respond to either tweet from Brown and the name of the person who sent the email wasn't made public. 

When reached for comment from Fox News, Brown stated the reply he received after he replied that Young had passed away was "my apologies."

Brown also noted that Thursday would have been Young's 89th birthday and that he would've found this incident amusing: "I'm sure he got a real kick out of it from the great beyond."