Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) was confronted with recent evidence about President Donald Trump’s role in the Ukraine scandal and it didn’t go well.
When CNN’s Manu Raju asked her if she would consider the trove of documents released by Rudy Giuliani’s associate Lev Parnas. Instead of having a rational conversation about facts and information, McSally snapped at the reporter and refused to speak to him.
“You’re a liberal hack! I’m not talking to you. You’re a liberal hack,” she said, according to Raju. She then walked into a Senate hearing room.
McSally is in a tough election. She was appointed to the post after losing her race in 2019. McSally now faces off against astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) who was attacked and shot during a town hall. The Senate seat was previously held by the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), though McSally’s poll numbers are not looking good.
Sen. Martha McSally, a Republican facing a difficult election race, lashed out when I asked if she would consider new evidence as part of the Senate trial. “You’re a liberal hack – I’m not talking to you. You’re a liberal hack.” She then walked into a hearing room.
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 16, 2020
‘Stop ignoring facts for political advantage’: CNN’s Cuomo tears into Trump’s refusal to lead on coronavirus
On Tuesday's edition of CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time," Chris Cuomo — still battling his own bout with COVID-19 — laid into President Donald Trump's lack of leadership throughout the crisis.
"Stop ignoring the facts for political advantage. Get real. The past is over," said Cuomo. "There can be no more letting politics reinforce our worst instincts. We need to build on our best instincts. And that said, what I'm asking you all to do now, the man at the top refuses to change."
He displayed a clip of Trump being confronted at the day's press conference, by his February claim that cases would soon be down to zero. "Well, the cases really didn't build up for awhile, but you have to understand, I'm a cheerleader for this country," said Trump in the clip. "I don't want to create havoc and shock and everything else. I'm not going to go out and start screaming, this could happen, this could happen."
‘He’s continuing to lie’: Anderson Cooper slams Trump’s two-faced attack on mail-in voting
On CNN Tuesday, anchor Anderson Cooper tore into President Donald Trump's attacks on mail-in voting.
"The president also today continued to spread falsehoods about voter fraud as a reason not to have wider vote-by-mail efforts in the general election," said Cooper. "Many Wisconsin voters are having to stand in line to vote today because the two separate court decisions by the state and U.S. Supreme Court prevented Wisconsin from moving its election day, also extending the deadline to receive mail-in ballots. Never mind the hypocrisy, pointing to the president, he himself voted by mail-in ballot. This is what he said."