Before Chris Matthews began hosting MSNBC’s “Hardball,” he worked as a U.S. Capitol police officer, a presidential speechwriter and a top aide to one of the most influential House Speakers in history, Tip O’Neil. In addition, Matthews is also a prolific author of political history. In a previous New York Times bestseller, he captured the “Elusive Hero,” John F. Kennedy. Now, he is out with his eighth book, “Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit.”
Chris Matthews joined Jim Braude to discuss his book, Kennedy’s legacy – which includes passionate advocacy for stronger gun regulations – and the politics of gun control today.