CNN political analyst April Ryan rebuked former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on Friday and told the conservative politician to sit down after his accusation of inciting violence against his daughter, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
It's not the first time the two public figures have fought, but the spat reached its zenith after Huckabee painted Ryan's metaphorical calls for Sanders to be fired as an "incitement of murder."
The drama started when Ryan used the phrase "lopping the heads off "While discussing her hope for the press secretary has been removed from her post for making false statements to reporters.
" She should be fired, end of story, "Ryan said in a Thursday CNN interview on Erin Burnett OutFront . “When there is a lack of credibility, you have to start and start the heads off. It's Fire-Me Thursday or Fire-Me Good Friday. She needs to go. ”
It's unclear if Huckabee was full of Ryan's remarks when he accused her of inciting violence.
" So liberals — is this okay ?, "Huckabee tweeted to his 1
He followed that up by pressuring the White House Correspondents' Association to take away Ryan's credentials.
For her part, Ryan, who is also a agency chief for American Urban Radio Networks, slammed the mischaracterization of her words in a series of fiery tweets. She also made an appeal to Huckabee's often-cited faith-based values.
"You need to sit down," April Huckabee told Twitter. "You gave me a guilty threat not long ago. You call yourself a man of God? Boy bye! As your people come for me! My people see you and will do the same for you!
In another tweet, she lambasted Huckabee for reviving the word on Good Friday
"By the way you should be celebrating Good Friday or even remembering Jesus anymore?" April continued, later writing that he would "get into Heaven."
Sanders, meanwhile, has steered clear of this particular argument. The press secretary has spent the days since the release of the full, both redacted, Mueller report attempting to explain her actions as detailed in that 448-page document. ] In 2017, after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, Sanders repeatedly made statements in support of this decision, including a claim that "countless members of the FBI" had contacted here to say they had lost confidence in Comey. note that such statements were not found on anything, "and that Sanders described her comment as a" slip of the tongue. "
Speaking to Fox News 'Sean Hannity on Thursday, Sanders repeated the "slip of the tongue" claim and doubled down on her contention that she had accurately portrayed the sentiment or rank-and-file FBI agents.
"Absolutely. Look, I acknowledge that I had a slip of the tongue when I used the word 'countless,' but it's not untrue, 'Sanders told Hannity. "Exactly, you just got rid of the sentiment and the point that I was making, is that a number of both current and former FBI agents agreed with the president. James Comey was a disgraced leaker who tried to politicize and undermine the very agency he had. was supposed to run. "