Republican Sen. Martha McSally (AZ) angrily lashed out at CNN senior congressional correspondent Manu Raju when he attempted to ask her whether or not she’d consider new evidence in the impending Senate impeachment trial.
“Senator McSally, should the Senate consider new evidence as part of the impeachment trial? Raju asked the senator.
“You’re a liberal hack—I’m not talking to you,” McSally snapped at Raju as she walked to a meeting.
“You’re not going comment?” Raju pressed, prompting her to once again call him a “liberal hack.”
Q: Senator McSally, should the Senate consider new evidence as part of the impeachment trial?
McSally: You’re a liberal hack I’m not talking to you
Manu- You’re not going to comment about this?
McSally: You're a liberal hack. pic.twitter.com/IW5pCfZ6Oa
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 16, 2020
After the moment went viral, McSally shared the viral video of the attack to her official Twitter account.
President Trump’s 2020 campaign, meanwhile, tweeted out “THREE CHEERS” for the senator while directing followers to donate to her campaign.
Responding to McSally’s remarks, CNN PR released the following statement: “It is extremely unbecoming for a U.S. Senator to sink to this level and treat a member of the press this way for simply doing his job.”