Tyler Matsdorf, a spokesman for Sen. Max Baucus, took aim at former congressman Mark Foley for perpetuating the rumor that Baucus was drunk on the Senate floor.

Unfortunately, those who want to kill any meaningful reform, turned it into an unfounded, untrue personal smear internet rumor. This is beyond the pale and this type of gutter politics has no place in the public sphere.

This video is from MSNBC's News Live, broadcast Dec. 29, 2009.

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