On Friday, confronted by ABC News' George Stephanopoulos for repeatedly lying that "countless" FBI agents praised President Donald Trump's decision to fire James Comey, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders snapped.
"It was in the heat of the moment, meaning that it wasn't a scripted talking point," she said. "I'm sorry that I wasn't a robot like the Democrat [sic] Party."
Her bizarre comment, which appeared to try to shift the discussion onto Democrats to dodge responsibility for her repeated false statements about the FBI, were quickly scorched on Twitter:
@ABC @GStephanopoulos So “not a robot” is the new “lying liar who lies.”— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1555675472.0
@ABC @GStephanopoulos She has tarnished the office of press secretary. Zero credibility. She must resign— Jonathan (@Jonathan)1555674397.0
@ABC @GStephanopoulos She proves once again what a repugnant liar she is. Just apologize like a normal person, or l… https://t.co/Fc8UbTKyNQ— DiDi (@DiDi)1555672893.0
@edwardstevens06 @ABC @GStephanopoulos She should resign. This is not acceptable from a Press Sec. This is an abuse… https://t.co/ukypfEW9zM— Robbie "Always In Quarantine" Wallis (@Robbie "Always In Quarantine" Wallis)1555674134.0
@ABC @GStephanopoulos She’s caught and look at the lies coming out of her mouth. This just proves that if you want… https://t.co/aFlGfa3rfu— JoeCuban (@JoeCuban)1555674363.0