Rachel Maddow has spent the first three months of 2017 proving just how much of a boss she is.
Thanks to her intrepid reporting on the Trump administration and must-see exclusives, like nabbing two pages of the president’s 2005 tax returns, the openly gay MSNBC host is seeing some of the best ratings of her career ― and of any primetime cable news show.
But an unscripted moment that took place on Wednesday night may offer the best proof yet of Maddow being an undeniable ― and totally unflappable ― badass.
At the end of an interview with Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) about members of Congress attempting to force President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, Maddow thanked Pascrell for being on her show, to which he responded, “Thank you, sir,” before quickly correcting himself and letting out a somewhat embarrassed “ma’am!”
It only took Maddow a second to fire back the perfect response.
“It’s all right, I answer to both,” she said, and then with a laugh added, “It’s really quite convenient in unexpected places.”
All hail Queen Maddow! Or is it King Maddow? We’re guessing she’s probably cool with either.
Watch the full interview below.