GOP Sen Martha McSally doubles down after she lashes out, calls CNN reporter a ‘liberal hack’ to his face

(CNN video screenshot)

Arizona Sen. Martha McSally, a combat veteran, lashed out Thursday when CNN senior congressional correspondent Manu Raju confronted her about Democrat demands that the GOP-led Senate consider new evidence going into President Donald Trump’s trial.

“Should the Senate consider new evidence as a part of the impeachment trial?” Raju asked her as she walked through the corridors of Congress.

“Manu, you’re a liberal hack,” the senator replied. “I’m not talking to you.”

“You’re not going to comment?” the correspondent pressed.

“You’re a liberal hack,” McSally reiterated.


After the footage above went viral on social media, the congresswoman doubled down.


The outburst sparked a Twitter firestorm as outraged leftists were seemingly appalled. McSally’s name, along with her opponent Mark Kelly trended on social media as both sides of the political aisle dug in.

Why all the anger? It’s complicated.

For months numerous commentators advised House Democrats to slow their roll and stop rushing through the impeachment of President Donald Trump. But Democrats never listened, and now they’re seemingly paying the price for their arrogance.

Had House Democrats taken their time, for instance, they could have eventually called former National Security Adviser John Bolton to testify before Congress. But now they’re stuck demanding the GOP-led Senate to do their job for them.

Case in point:

Likewise, had House Democrats taken their time, they themselves could have presented new evidence concerning Lev Parnas, the indicted former associate of the president’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. Instead, they’re now stuck making demands.

Except of course that, in the opinion of conservatives, Democrats need only perform half of the work, given as the media are ready and willing to perform the rest of it for them, or so the argument goes.

The new evidence includes alleged text messages from Parnas that show him communicating with numerous Trump administration officials and conservative media stars.

It also includes claims from him that Trump’s request last summer that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky look into credible allegations of corruption surrounding former Vice President Joe Biden and the 2016 U.S. presidential election was “all about” affecting the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

“Lev Parnas … implicated the President Wednesday in an interview with CNN in which he said that their efforts were ‘all about 2020’ and not about working in the interest of the United States,” CNN reported Wednesday after Parnas spoke with host Anderson Cooper.

“That was the way everyone viewed it,” he said to the host. “That was the most important thing, for him to stay on for four years and keep the fight going. I mean, there was no other reason for doing it.”

Is this a valid claim, though? Maybe, maybe not, though CNN seems to have bought Parnas’ claims hook, line and sinker, never mind him being a criminal suspect who was indicted last September for planning to direct funds from a foreign government “to U.S. politicians while trying to influence U.S.-Ukraine relations.”

He appears to be as much of a valid source as disgraced former attorneys Michael Cohen and Michael Avenatti, both of whose claims were also broadcast by members of the network, including Raju:

Raju’s also been busy peddling every single thing Parnas has had to say:

But does Raju’s reporting necessarily make him a “liberal hack?” It depends.

Was he a “liberal hack” when he confronted antisemitic Muslim rep. Ilhan Omar last year about inflammatory remarks she’d made about the president?

Watch that stunning confrontation below:

Nevertheless, McSally isn’t alone in believing Raju is indeed a liberal hack.


For better or worse, it appears the jury has spoken …


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