Biden rapid response director Andrew Bates is under fire on social media for a now deleted tweet where he calls CBS reporter Catherine Herridge a “partisan, rightwing hack.”
Even CNN’s Jake Tapper wrote:
Gross. Personal attacks on journalists for sharing facts is obnoxious and indecent. @JoeBiden approves this message?
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 13, 2020
This is the now deleted tweet.
In the event the Biden Basement Keeper deletes this tweet, here it is for safekeeping 😎 pic.twitter.com/4Uyi9Bm0mG
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) May 13, 2020
TheHill reports the Director of Rapid Response for former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign called CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge a “right-wing hack” in a tweet that was later deleted.
Joe Biden rapid response director Andrew Bates criticized Herridge in the deleted tweet for her exclusive reporting obtaining acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell’s notification to Congress.
The notification contained a list of dozens of former Obama administration officials who reportedly asked for documents that led to the identity of former national security adviser Michael Flynn being “unmasked” from intelligence reports between the 2016 election and President Trump’s inauguration.
A copy of the list later obtained by The Hill includes Biden and former White House chief of staff Denis McDonough.
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) May 13, 2020
The Trump campaign called Bates’s rhetoric against Herridge “part of an authoritarian playbook.”