Conservative Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin tore into White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Sunday, saying she should be shunned from her next job for her false and misleading claims.
“Sarah Huckabee Sanders is so concerned that people aren’t nice to her,” Rubin told MSNBC’s Joy Reid on “AM Joy.” “And people like me think that — not that she should be harassed — but that she should be shunned. The reason is that she lies.”
“She attacks our free press and no respectable employer should hire her after this term,” Rubin continued. “Also, no university and no news outlet. She has lied and she has endangered the lives of reporters and that’s why she should be shunned. Not harassed — shunned.”
Rubin’s remarks came days after Sanders verbally sparred with CNN reporter Jim Acosta during a confrontation at a White House press briefing.
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“We don’t have to put it [the press briefing] on television, we don’t have to put it on television live,” Rubin suggested on Sunday. “If by some chance she utters some morsel of accurate information it could be fact-checked and related to the audience. The same thing with the rallies — no reason to put them on live television.”
Rubin frequently criticizes the GOP and Trump in her “Right Turn” blog for the Post, previously calling Trump an “arrogant fool” and a “flat-out racist.”
Earlier this week, the columnist declared in a scathing editorial that the GOP “isn’t fit to govern.”
Published at Sun, 05 Aug 2018 20:43:32 +0000