Hardball host Chris Matthews out at MSNBC

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Longtime MSNBC host Chris Matthews announced his retirement Monday during his political talk show, Hardball.

His departure came after he faced criticism last month for comparing Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) campaign victories to the Nazi invasion of France, and for allegedly making inappropriate comments to a woman journalist as she was preparing to appear on his show over the weekend.

Matthews, 74, was due to retire soon, but recent events changed the timing, an MSNBC spokesperson said.

Matthews, a centrist and former speechwriter for President Jimmy Carter, started hosting the show in 1999.

“The younger generations out there are ready to take the reins,” Matthews said.

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