Conservative lawmakers have regularly railed against the “liberal media” for years. The battle against the press has become more intense since Donald Trump took office. As the President sees it, sources like MSNBC and the New York Times are biased and viewers should get their news from Conservative sources.
On Thursday afternoon, Arizona Senator Martha McSally took the attack on the press one step further, calling CNN’s Manu Raja a “Liberal hack” and refusing to answer his questions. Last night, Raju’s CNN co-worker, Chris Cuomo blasted McSally and wondered who would vote for her.
Cuomo began the segment by saying, “Senator McSally, veteran, amazing record of service. Makes this stunt that much more pathetic. Did she really swap all that good faith for fealty to Trump, somebody she hasn’t even backed in the past? We see the play now, the question was obvious, so was the dodge, so was the disrespect. All textbook Trump. It’s more proof of what this is all about. And here’s more proof just from her of playing from the Trump playbook. Forget about apologizing, she’s trying to raise money off the mockery.”
The CNN host then compared McSally to the man she replaced, the recently deceased John McCain. He continued, “after today and after this, she bears no resemblance to McCain’s dignity, decency, discretion. I can’t believe people would vote for her to fill McCain’s seat. As obvious as her and [Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell’s antics are, we get the reason. What can’t McSally handle? What can’t McConnell handle? The facts.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of CNN: