White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders has broken her silence and responded to threats from CNN analyst April Ryan.
Daily Caller reported that Ryan caught heat from former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and others for using a gruesome analogy while calling for White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to be fired.
“Not only does she not have credibility, she lied,” Ryan said on a CNN panel Thursday night, during a discussion about Sanders’ 2017 usage of the word “countless” when referring to FBI agents who had lost confidence in their former boss, James Comey.
“She out and out lied, and the people, the American people can’t trust her. They can’t trust what’s said from the president’s mouthpiece-spokesperson from the people’s house. Therefore, she should be let go. She should be fired, end of story,” she said. “When there was a lack of credibility there, you have to start and start lopping the heads off. It’s fire me Thursday or fire me Good Friday. She needs to go.”
Sanders has now responded, saying that she has never had anyone call for her to be “decapitated,” and that the liberal media has hit an all-new low.
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.@AprilDRyan on Sarah Sanders lying to the press: "When there is a lack of credibility … you have to start lopping heads off." @PressSec responds: "I've certainly never had someone say that I should be decapitated. This takes us to a new low, even for the liberal media." pic.twitter.com/ZwEQLODYEs
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 22, 2019
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders appeared on Fox & Friends Monday morning, just days after it was revealed she lied to the press repeatedly.
Sanders confessed — while speaking under oath to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team — that she had lied when she claimed in 2017 that “countless” FBI officials contacted her to say they lost confidence about James Comey.
Fox & Friends asked her about that revelation… sort of. Host Steve Doocy framed the question around White House reporter April Ryan’s comments on CNN that Sanders should be fired: “You have to start and start lopping the heads off,” Ryan said.“So she was talking about how you had lied to the press, and then later, it’s time to start firing people,” Doocy said. “Curious about your reaction?”
Sanders avoided the part about her lying: “I have had reporters say a lot of things about me. They said I should be choked. They said I should deserve a lifetime of harassment, but certainly never had somebody say that I should be decapitated. This takes this to a new low even for the liberal media.”
“I think it just once again proves why this journalist is not taken seriously,” Sanders added in a shot at Ryan.
Sanders added the administration needs to stay focused on advancing the president’s agenda instead of “petty fights with journalists.”