A video showing an exchange between Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) and a CNN reporter is getting attention on social media on Thursday, Jan. 16.
Sen. Martha McSally called a CNN reporter a “liberal hack” and refused to answer his questions on Thursday, which took place in the halls of Congress. She went on Twitter later in the day to confirm and share the exchange.
“You are,” McSally wrote in response to CNN’s Manu Raju about the moment she called him a “liberal hack.” She later included a video of the encounter. Raju, the network’s senior congressional correspondent, followed up a half-hour later with the CNN video of the incident.
“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,” CNN’s Manu Raju tweeted initially on Thursday.
In the video, CNN reporter Manu Raju asks McSally if the Senate should consider new evidence as part of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
In response, McSally said she wouldn’t talk to Raju and twice called him “a liberal hack” as she walked into a hearing room.
Later, in response to Raju’s tweet about the exchange, she doubled down on her comment and posted the video https://twitter.com/i/status/1217829609808547841