In a video unearthed by NY magazine, Matthews can be seen making a few inappropriate - and sexist - jokes about then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ahead of a January 5, 2016, interview.
MSNBC's Chris Matthews really stepped in it this time.
In it, Matthews first asks for "some of the Queen's waters, precious waters", mocking Clinton.
Then, as he waits for his drink, says, "Where's that Bill Cosby pill I brought with me?".More news: The Subtle Way that Merriam-Webster Just Called Out Trump's 'Shithole' Remark
Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sits with Chris Matthews on the set of the MSNBC Hillary Clinton Town Hall on March 14, 2016 in Springfield, Illinois.
The pervy joke was caught on camera and first revealed by NY magazine's "The Cut".
"This was a awful comment I made in poor taste during the height of the Bill Cosby headlines", Matthews told The Cut.
'I realize that's no excuse. He faces three charges of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand in 2005.More news: Euro jumps on European Central Bank minutes; US CPI & retail sales on the horizon
Those charges were filed by the Montgomery County District Attorney just two days before the statue of limitations ran out on the 12-year old case.
During the interview that followed, Matthews asked Clinton about her husband's infidelity and asked her whether it was "culturally" important for women to be allowed into military combat roles. Matthews has been criticized before for making disparging remarks about Clinton, including calling her a "she-devil" and "anti-male". Matthews said to a crew member.
He apologized in 2008 after he said that Clinton became a USA senator and a leading presidential candidate only because "her husband messed around". That's how she got to be senator from NY. She didn't win there on her merit'.More news: Dark Souls Remastered Announcement Trailer | Switch, PS4, X1, PC