Interview Goes Off The Rails: Trump-Supporting Right-Winger Attacks Joan Walsh Then Gets Brutal Response
Things got heated during a panel discussion about growing discontent with White House chief of staff John Kelly. Conservative commentator Steve Cortes attacked editor of The Nation, Joan Walsh, for criticising Kelly.
Kelly has been facing a lot of backlashes lately after calling DREAMers “too lazy to get off their asses” to apply for DACA status and ignoring concerns over ex-White House aide Rob Porter and his alleged history of domestic violence.
CNN’s Erin Burnett questioned if Kelly was responsible for not investigating Porter when clearly there were problems with the now former aide.
That’s when Cortes started short-circuiting and blamed “the left” saying that they are coming after Kelly as “the latest boogeyman.”
“This is a hero should be honored and venerated,” Cortes said. “A man who lives to serve the American public and American security. And for you, Joan, frankly, to besmirch him in this way–”
“Besmirch him? He besmirched himself,” Walsh replied.
“I am not fit to shine his shoes and frankly, neither of you, quite frankly!” Cortes shouted.
“I thank him for his service, Steve, stop filibustering,” Walsh said as Cortes continued to rail against the left and what a hero Kelly was. “I thank him for his service. I lament the loss of his son. Steve stop. Just shush. I lament the loss of his son I thank him for his service. And I think about the two ex-wives plus a girlfriend who told the FBI this information. It’s not like he just found it out last night, Steve. And I don’t know how you can live with yourself pretending.”
“Oh yes he did. Oh, yes he did,” Cortes disagreed, saying that Kelly only recently learned of the abuse allegations.
“No, he didn’t. OK, you’re calling CNN, you’re calling our reporters here liars?” Walsh asked. “They have reported, they have confirmed.”
“Just because he’s a hero in one part of his life doesn’t mean he’s a hero in the rest. These women were betrayed by him,” Walsh added.
“I disagree. He is a hero, period, American hero, period. But here’s what matters, I think, OK, Erin, here’s what matters: did he know he beat his wife? Of course not. He would have never hired him. Did he know about the divorces? Yes, that was known,” Cortes claimed.
Take a look at the heated moment in the video below: