An individual identified as “Anthony from San Diego” calling into C-Span’s Washington Journal segment was cut short on Thursday when he said on air, “The Republicans hate that n****r Obama.” The offensive language prompted an immediate response from the show’s host, Steve Scully.

Scully reprimanded the caller and apologized for the language, saying, “You can certainly make your point, but you cross the line when you use language like that. To our viewers and listeners, I want to apologize.”

The caller was attempting to make a point that his fellow Republicans shouldn’t “overreach” with their newly won Senate majority unless they wanted to see a Hillary Clinton presidency in 2016.

Anthony said he fears the Republican Party will go too far with their majority: “I know they’re going to overreach, but I’m telling you, if you advocate for the repeal of Obamacare and you get too extreme, then Hillary Clinton will be elected President in 2016.”

He also mentioned “this is about race,” followed by the racial slur.