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Wolf Blitzer: GOP senator should apologize for calling CNN reporter 'liberal hack'

CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer on Thursday said Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) should apologize to congressional correspondent Manu Raju hours after she called the CNN reporter "a liberal hack."

 

McSally, when asked earlier in the day by Raju about new claims that President Trump was involved in a Ukraine pressure campaign, referred to the reporter as a "liberal hack."

 

"Instead of answering a fair question, she simply called you a 'liberal hack.' It was disgusting, it was awful," Blitzer said on air while talking to Raju. "She should know better. Certainly, you're one of the most respected congressional reporters up on Capitol Hill."

 

After playing the exchange that was caught on video, Blitzer asked Raju, "I take it she or her staff, no one has reached out to apologize to you, have they?"

 

"I have not heard from them at all," Raju replied.

 

"If they did the right thing, she would personally call you," Blitzer said.

 

McSally, who faces a tough reelection this year, later promoted the exchange in a fundraising email.

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