CNN political analyst April Ryan lit into former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) Friday night after he criticized her for calling for his daughter, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, to be fired.


On Thursday night, Ryan said Sanders did not have “any credibility left” and that she “outright lied” following the public release of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal MORE’s report.

“She outright lied, and the people, the American people, can't trust her. They can't trust what's said from the president's mouthpiece, spokesperson, from the people's house,” she said after a finding from the report showed that Sanders misled reporters during a press briefing last year shortly after President TrumpDonald John TrumpTed Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report US service member killed in Afghanistan Pro-Trump website edited British reality star's picture to show him wearing Trump hat MORE fired former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyHouse Democrats seeking Sessions's testimony in impeachment probe Justice OIG completes probe on FBI surveillance of ex-Trump campaign aide Aggrieved Trump rips Dems for 'sad' impeachment effort MORE

"When there is a lack of credibility there, you have to start and start lopping the heads off. It’s 'Fire Me Thursday’ or 'Fire Me Good Friday.' She needs to go," Ryan continued. 

Huckabee took aim at Ryan shortly thereafter on Twitter, saying in a post on Friday night, “So liberals—is this okay? Does CNN have the integrity to deal w/ this incitement to murder?” 

The tweet also included a link to an article from the conservative political blog RedState titled “CNN's April Ryan Says Sarah Sanders' Head Should Be ‘Lopped Off.’”

Ryan swiftly responded to Huckabee’s tweet with several of her own, saying, “You sir need to sit down. You gave me a veiled threat not long ago. You call yourself a man of God? Boy bye! As your people come for me! My people see you and will do the same for you!”

“Hey Mike you said I should be gutted like a dear. Do you remember? Don’t lie! God is watching and I have tape!” Ryan said, referring to comments he made about her in a November 2017 interview.

“By the way you should be celebrating Good Friday or do you even remember Jesus anymore? He would not come down from the cross just to save himself! He decided to die,” she continued.

Huckabee shared another tweet asking whether the White House Correspondents' Association would revoke Ryan’s credential for the remarks.

“Will the @whca revoke April Ryan’s credentials? If not, they are gutless tools,” he asked.

In response, Ryan fired back, “Will you get into heaven? The answer is no!”

“You and your daughter are liars and why is she getting paid to be press secretary if there are no briefings. Why is she afraid?” she asked.

“As I thank God this day and for his sacrifice as you should be doing, I have a warning for you!” Ryan added. “If anything happens to me or mine or anyone connected to me, you and your daughter and this administration will be held accountable! So you better stop now!”