MSNBC's Rachel Maddow reveals House GOP held 'emergency meeting' on cheese law after giving up on bill to avert shutdown
Host of 'The Rachel Maddow Show' on MSNBC (screengrab)

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow revealed on-air Friday night that Republicans in the House held an "emergency meeting" hours before the government was set to shut down -- but that the topic was cheese.

House Republicans had already given up on finding a resolution to Donald Trump's feud with Democrats over border wall funding but nevertheless still found a "natural cheese" bill important enough to hold an emergency meeting over.

The host then played a clip of Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) telling his Republican colleagues that it's "really something" for them to be holding the meeting about the "Curd Act" but not discussing the looming shutdown.

Watch Maddow explain it below: