Breaking: Chris Matthews resigns from MSNBC

Chris Matthews announced his resignation from MSNBC Monday night after more than two decades at the network.

The MSNBC mainstay made the stunning at the start of Monday’s night edition of Hardball, a show that has for years been a staple of the network’s politics programming. It also became a headache for MSNBC brass in recent weeks as Matthews came under fire for his often out-of-touch commentary.