This week, O'Reilly Factor correspondent Jesse Watters caught up with two Democratic Congressmen whose inflammatory remarks have drawn attention in recent weeks.
One was Watters' own Representative, Steve Israel, from Long Island, New York.
Watters made note of his constituency when he confronted Israel in a House office building.
"You said that the Republican base was animated by racism--can you explain that?" Watters asked as the Democrat waited for an elevator.
"Well, you are picking up on something that was out of context, and happened three weeks ago, so I question why you would even ask that," a visibly irritated Israel smirked.
"Who cares what people think, we need to engage in action; pass a comprehensive immigration bill," he later continued.
Israel contested that he had not referred to Republicans as 'racist'.
"You said the Republican base was animated by racism," Watters replied, "Congressman, I pay your salary, answer the question, you're a public official," he said, as Israel entered the elevator.
Israel then accused Watters of "literally stopping [him] from voting" by standing in the elevator threshold.
"And that's what my constituents pay me to do," Israel said.

Watters later met Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), and asked him about comments he made referring to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as an 'Uncle Tom'.
"That's pretty disrespectful," Watters said.
"I've looked at a lot of his decisions, and the people I represent had a real problem with his lack of sensitivity," Thompson said.
"I disagree with his opinion as it relates to people of color," he continued.
Watters then asked Thompson about remarks the Congressman made alleging political opposition to President Barack Obama being rooted in racism.
"When you look at the demographics of a district like mine, where a majority of the people are African-American, who stand to benefit, there are problems," Thompson said, "President Obama's policies have historically addressed many of those needs."
Watters then cited the record poverty and unemployment felt by many in the African-American community.
"Blacks have not suffered under his administration, unemployment's lower than it's been in years," Thompson disagreed.
As the Congressman began to walk away, Watters asked the Jackson-area Democrat why he had decided against repeated invites to appear on the O'Reilly Factor to discuss his remarks, as Thompson had on another network.
"Well, I choose who I talk to, and I talked to you," he said.