Fox News host spars with Dem lawmaker over Mueller: 'You're very rude'

Fox News host Martha MacCallum and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) had a heated exchange Thursday night while discussing the findings from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s report, with MacCallum calling the lawmaker “very rude.”

After MacCallum gave her reaction to the finished report that was made public with redactions Thursday, Maloney said “what matters” is that President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure MORE was rebuffed by aides when he tried to intervene with Mueller’s investigation, citing two examples from the report.


MacCallum interjected several times, but Maloney continued, prompting MacCallum to respond, “you’re very rude sir! That was rude!”

“I was just trying to interject for a moment, and I didn’t want to interrupt but I did want to say one thing,” MacCallum said, before noting that there was “no underlying crime” on collusion between Trump and Russia. She then apologized for “getting heated.”

“You can call your guests as many names as you want,” Maloney said in response, before elaborating on findings from the report.

MacCallum let him finish, before closing the interview with, “I didn’t call you names, by the way, I just said you were kind of rude in that exchange.”