WaPo reporter slammed for showing GOP senator 'mean tweet' from Neera Tanden: 'Does she think she's the Republican Whip?'
Senator Lisa Murkowski, Republican of Alaska

On Wednesday, Washington Post White House reporter Seung Min Kim walked up to Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), one of the few Senate Republicans who has not yet announced a position on confirming Office of Management and Budget nominee Neera Tanden, and showed her an old tweet from Tanden critical of Murkowski's support for the 2017 GOP tax law.

In the tweet in question, Tanden said of Murkowski's support for corporate tax cuts, "No offense but you sound high on your own supply." Murkowski claimed to never have seen the tweet before.

Kim's interaction drew immediate criticism from commenters on social media, who questioned whether it was appropriate for a reporter to directly get involved in the controversy on which she was reporting.