House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) slammed CNN in an exchange with one of the network's reporters Monday. After the reporter pressed McCarthy to defend former president Donald Trump on his charges of illegally retaining classified documents, McCarthy turned the tables, asking why her network decided to hire former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe as a commentator even after he came under investigation for leaking information to the media.
"Even though your network can hire Andrew McCabe, who was fired from the FBI for leaking classified documents, did you remove him from your network?" McCarthy asked. "No, you continued to put him on to give judgment against President Trump."