MSNBC host Christopher Hayes said Tuesday night that Anthony Weiner’s wife’s performance at the press conference addressing his most recent scandals was “surprisingly persuasive.”

Hayes called Huma Abedin’s appearance “truly amazing,” noting that she was an accomplished aide to Hillary Clinton.

“She basically said, look, if anyone has cause to have beef with this, it is me, above you all, and I have forgiven him, so back up,” Hayes said. “And I found that surprisingly a persuasive argument. I believe her. She loves this guy. They are going to move forward together.”