CNN host Chris Cuomo is upset Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) called a CNN reporter a “liberal hack” saying she was “acting like a punk” and claimed she is tarnishing the late Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) legacy.
“She really acted like a punk today,” Cuomo told fellow CNN anchor Don Lemon. “She did a disservice to herself and the seat that she holds, which is John McCain’s.”
Sen. Martha McSally, an Arizona Republican who was appointed by Gov. Doug Ducey to fill John McCains Senate says she is not apologizing for calling CNN reporter Manu Raju a “liberal hack” on Thursday. Multiple media personalities have been ganging up on her and calling her behavior “unacceptable.”
MANU RAJU, CNN SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Senator McSally, should the Senate consider new evidence as part of the impeachment trial?
SEN. MARTHA MCSALLY (R-AZ): Manu, you’re a liberal hack. I’m not talking to you.
RAJU: You’re not going to comment, Senator, about this?
MCSALLY: You’re a liberal hack, buddy.
Then Cuomo did what CNN is famous for and propped up McSally’s opponent – who is a Democrat – Mark Kelly, a former NASA astronaut, and husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ), saying that McSally has an uphill battle against Kelly while making a strange statement about wanting to be John McCain.
“There’s no question she has a tough race on her hands,” he said. “The question is, is she ruining it all right now? Because if you want to be John McCain, you can’t be doing what she did today.”
Meanwhile, Cuomo forgot about this: