Arizona senator Martha McSally responded in caustic and personal terms Thursday morning to a CNN reporter asking a straightforward question about impeachment.
Shortly after the reporter, CNN’s Manu Raju (who is not known for hackery), tweeted about the interaction, McSally went one step further, sharing video of it — and making clear that she didn’t have any regrets about her approach.
McSally, who was appointed by Arizona’s governor to fill the open seat after Senator John McCain’s death, lost a 2018 Senate race to Kyrsten Sinema. McSally does not have a reputation as a fire-breather, which makes her attack all the more jarring. But painting the Republican-hated CNN as villainous will likely resonate with the Republican base amid a primary challenge from her right. The winner of that race will face another tough contest this fall against Democrat Mark Kelly,