WASHINGTON – Keith Ellison, one of the most liberal Democrats in the U.S. House, went into the lion’s den on Tuesday night, appearing on conservative commentator Sean Hannity’s television show on Fox News.
The result was “an epic battle” according to one blogger at The Atlantic. The pair were supposed to discuss the coming automatic, across-the-board budget cuts that begin March 1.
Ellison fired the shot first, calling Hannity, “the worst excuse for a journalist I’ve ever seen,” and then continued to pour on the invective.
Hannity eventually countered, calling Ellison, “a total waste of time.”
While the interview made for possibly cringe-worthy television, the episode will likely energize the most conservative and liberal supporters of both men.
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