WATCH: Sen. Martha McSally Shuts Down CNN Reporter's Question By Calling Him a 'Liberal Hack'

Posted: Jan 16, 2020 11:10 AM

Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) blasted CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju as a "liberal hack" when he asked her a question on Capitol Hill Thursday morning.

Raju first tweeted about the exchange, describing McSally's remark as having "lashed out."

"Senator McSally, should the Senate consider new evidence as part of the impeachment trial?" Raju asked.

"Manu, you’re a liberal hack," McSally replied. "I’m not talking to you."

"You’re not going to comment?" Raju then asked.

"You’re a liberal hack," McSally repeated.

The Air Force A-10 pilot veteran then responded to Raju's tweet about the incident.

The question comes just as the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) finally sent the two articles of impeachment, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, over to the Senate after holding on to them for four weeks after they passed in a partisan vote.

Pelosi picked the following Democrats to be the impeachment managers: House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO), and Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX).