There’s too hot for TV and then there’s too wrong for Tapper.
The anchor of CNN’s two-hour mid-afternoon show “The Lead” suggested to his colleagues Tuesday that he would bar Republicans from appearing if they were “not willing to stick to standards and facts.”
“How am I supposed to believe anything they say?” Tapper asked “New Day” hosts John Berman and Brianna Keilar. “If they’re willing to lie about Joe Biden wanting to steal your hamburgers and QAnon and the Big Lie about the election, what are they not willing to lie about? Why should I put any of them on TV?”
The outburst by Tapper comes against the backdrop of a campaign to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as the chair of the House Republican Conference, the third-ranking position in the GOP caucus.
Jake Tapper criticized House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Comedy Central
Cheney, one of ten House Republicans who voted to impeach