Like the fighter pilot that she is, Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) wasn’t afraid to call CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju ‘a liberal hack’ earlier this week when he unexpectedly approached her in the halls of Congress. He asked her if the Senate should “consider new evidence as part of the impeachment trial?”
In fact, what McSally said to Raju when he confronted her was exactly what her Senate reelection campaign has adopted the new slogan for ‘left’ wing media outlets: ” You’re a liberal hack.” She called him out and didn’t answer his question.
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I’m in the Senate to fight for all Arizonans, not play politics and games with the liberal hacks of the left-wing media! https://t.co/tNbKJa49JN
— McSally For Senate (@MarthaMcSally) January 17, 2020
“NEW SHIRT! I’m in the Senate to fight for all Arizonans, not play politics and games with the liberal hacks of the left-wing media!” McSally’s campaign wrote on Twitter Thursday with a link to the website for purchase.
I'm a fighter pilot, I call it like it is and that's what I did today. pic.twitter.com/2PHc1fo2xo
— Martha McSally (@SenMcSallyAZ) January 17, 2020
McSally joined Fox News host Laura Ingraham Thursday night after CNN hosts spiraled into a frenzy over her response to their colleague. McSally told Ingraham she didn’t regret what she said.
“As you know, these CNN reporters, many of them around the Capitol, they are so biased. They are so in cahoots with the Democrats, they so can’t stand the President, and they run around trying to chase Republicans and ask trapping questions,” McSally explained.
She concluded, “I’m a fighter pilot. I called it like it is and that’s what we see out of the mainstream media and especially CNN every single day and so obviously I’m going to tell the truth and that’s what I did today.”
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.
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 16, 2020
McSally will face a tough race in November. Her opponent, Democrat and former astronaut Mark Kelly leads the race, according to the Real Clear poll.