Himes made the comment on a Tuesday morning appearance with MSNBC's Morning Joe while making a point about how their constituents don't care about Russia.
When asked by the Washington Post's Robert Costa why Democrats aren't campaigning on the Russia probe, Himes had this to say:
HIMES: "…Here's the thing. My good friend [Dem Rep.] Cheri Bustos who represents a very tough district in Illinois, we have sort of a running joke going in the mornings, which is, she's got a district very different from mine and I represent Fairfield County, Connecticut. She's in the heartland in a distinct that we need to figure out how to win again. Every Monday morning when I see Cheri and we come up there's a little bit of laughter and she says, 'you know what? My constituents are still not asking me about Russia.