Rand Paul Shushes Female CNBC Anchor During Heated Interview
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) stirred up controversy during a combative interview on CNBC Monday by shushing anchor Kelly Evans.
While discussing Paul's proposed corporate tax holiday, they got into a back-and-forth with Paul hushing Evans and telling her to "calm down a bit here."
On "Outnumbered" today, Melissa Francis said she would have reacted differently than Evans, who laughed Paul's shushing off.
"If that had been my show, I would have said, 'Sit down right now. Clip his mic. This interview is over.' I do not get shushed on my own show," Francis said. "I would have thrown him off my show at that second."
"Shushing me on my own show?" Francis said. "That goes beyond the pale."
Harris Faulkner said she would not have remained silent or laughed it off. She would have pressed Paul on what he found so offensive about her line of questioning.
"We're not talking about the substance of what he said anymore," Faulkner pointed out. "All we're talking about is the fact that he shushed this host. So if he had a message to get out, he just killed it."
What if it were a male host? Kennedy asked.
"Doesn't matter," Faulkner stated. "Disrespect is equal gender."
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