Rachel Maddow tried.
She really did.
Toward the end of her program on Tuesday night, the MSNBC commentator tried to read a breaking news update about the immigration crisis in America.
But the pundit grew overwhelmed by emotion while reading a report about how babies and toddlers were being taken away from their parents and placed by the government in special holding areas/shelters.
"This is incredible," Maddow said to open this segment, quickly reading a news update from the Associated Press and then relaying it ti viewers as follows:
"Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children..."
She could not maintain her composure, however, not in the face of the latest atrocity committed by this administration.
"Oh, hold on," she said midway through her sentence.
Maddow attempted to continue, but she ended up concluding her show and introducing the host of the following program, Lawrence O'Donnell, who was live in Brownsville, Texas.
After the emotional footage webt viral, Maddow took to Twitter to apologize for the breakdown and share an outline of what she intended to say during the broadcast.
"Ugh, I'm sorry," she wrote in a series of tweets, adding:
"If nothing else, it is my job to actually be able to speak while I'm on TV. What I was trying to do-- when I suddenly couldn't say/do anything - was read this lede."
Maddow then shared the entire story with her followers.
"Again, I apologize for losing it there for a moment. Not the way I intended that to go, not by a mile," Maddow said to wrap up her mea culpa.
As you might expect, the incident has drawn sympathy from Liberals and mockery from Conservatives.
Some believe Maddow was being sincere and can absolutely relate to the heartache she is experiencing while learning that young kids are being torn away from their parents at the U.S. border...
... while others are scoffing at her waterworks and using them as an example of how lame bleeding-heart Democrats can be.
We're not here to judge, really. Just to pass the clip along because it's now a part of the national discourse.
Check it out for yourself above.