Sen. Josh Hawley’s (R-MO) press secretary released emails on Friday showing CNN’s Jake Tapper repeatedly tried to book Hawley on his show after the January 6 U.S. Capitol riot—and as recently as late May. The emails are relevant because they show Tapper’s booker tried to get Hawley on his show after the timeframe in reports. This week, Tapper said he’s refused to allow Republicans who voted to challenge the electoral college certification on Jan. 6 airtime on his show.
The press secretary said on Twitter to ignore “Jake Tapper’s public virtue signaling,” claiming that CNN had tried to book the senator on the network’s Sunday show, State of the Union, 18 times since January 6.
The first image shows Tapper in a screenshot of the Politico Playbook, engaging in the practice of not inviting Republicans on his show since January 6 who “push election fraud” because he does not “want to deal with it.”