Newton Mayor Setti Warren has had trouble on WCVB's "On The Record" television program before, and in his latest appearance on the show, the Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate wasn't able to answer a single question about Egypt during a pop quiz segment.
Among the specific topics Warren was grilled on: When have the elections in Egypt been delayed until? What outsiders were banned by military rulers during the upcoming elections? Who is the current prime minister of Egypt?
Warren's spokesperson defended the candidate's foreign policy credentials to the Boston Herald, noting his service as a naval intelligence specialist and his tour of duty in Iraq. Still, it's an embarrassing footage to have in circulation, especially for a candidate who has already been struggling with fundraising.
It's not the first time Warren has stumbled on the program. In a March appearance on the show, he was asked, "Which former mayor of San Francisco was assassinated with gay rights activist Harvey Milk?" He incorrectly answered "Dianne Feinstein" before correcting himself.
WCVB has posted video of the appearance on its website (the pop quiz occurs at the end of segment one and top of segment two.)