After threatening to stop the interview once, CNN’s Carol Costello did just that when her guest panelists went at each other over whether voter fraud exists or not.
“This nation has been victimized by rampant voter fraud and there is so much evidence of it this year,” said Donald Trump supporter Betsy McCaughey.
Adhering to the theory that she who speaks loudest wins the argument, each time McCaughey attempted to back up her point with factual data, Costello shouted her down.
“You don’t want people to hear the evidence?” McCaughey asked dumbfounded when the CNN host said she would cut the interview short.
“I have presented the evidence to my viewers, and my viewers trust me to tell them the truth,” was Costello’s reply.
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“I don’t know why the Democratic Party insists on defending fraudulent voter rolls,” McCaughey, a former New York State lieutenant governor said.
“Because it’s not happening!” Democratic strategist Sally Kohn screamed, subscribing to the same “loudest wins” debate theory as Costello. Up until that point Kohn had simply mugged for the camera.
“Stop, stop, stop!” Costello said. “Or, I’m going to have to cut this interview short.”
When the banter didn’t stop, Costello eventually pulled the plug. “I’m going to stop this right now,” she said.
In round two of the interview, Costello played clips of Trump supporters denying widespread voter fraud. The former lieutenant governor responded that she wasn’t claiming that the fraud was widespread, but only a small number could tip the scales in a close election.
McCaughey observed that the latest Project Veritas videos prove that Democrats bus voters from one precinct to another, and brought up a recent Minnesota senatorial election.
“Al Franken, for example, won in his state by 312 votes,” she said.
At that point Kohn went totally off the rails and brought up matters royally unrelated to voter fraud. She accused, for example, Trump of undermining President Obama’s presidency
Eventually Costello went to break, effectively ending the interview.