The Stoke-on-Trent MP struggled to get his words out but defended his previous tweet while also backing Mr Corbyn to lead the Labour party to the next election.
Asked on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme whether he had “changed his mind” since the tweet, Mr Snell said: “In what sense? He’s the leader of the Labour Party… I mean we can go over my old Twitter feed but that’s going to be a different programme I suspect.
‘When that tweet came out it was regarding the fact we had a very fractious leadership election and we were in danger of eating ourselves alive as the Labour Party.
Gareth Snell said he would be "more than happy" to support Jeremy Corbyn
When that tweet came out it was regarding the fact we had a very fractious leadership election
“Jeremy is the leader of the party, he is fighting the Tories on education issues, on health service reform, on the fact that the Tories are basically ignoring places like Stoke-on-Trent.
“Whilst he’s making those arguments, I am more than happy to go and support him and he will lead us to the next election.”
Mr Snell, who won the Stoke-on-Trent by-election last month, previously described the Labour leader as “an IRA-supporting friend of Hamas career politician”.
Corbyn looks crushed following by-election defeat Fri, February 24, 2017
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home following a humiliating blow by the Conservatives after snatching Copeland in a by-election victory. The struggling politician was talking on the day his party lost a by-election to the government, the first time this has happened in over 30 years.
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Jeremy Corbyn is seen at Savoy Place in London where the Labour leader was giving a speech on Brexit
Responding to Mr Snell’s Hamas comment, which he tweeted ahead of last year’s Labour leadership election, Jeremy Corbyn batted away suggestions of a fall out.
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He said: “The candidate and I are great friends and we've been knocking on doors together, we're very happy.”
Mr Snell received 7,853 votes against Ukip leader Paul Nuttall’s 5,233 to win the Stoke seat in February.