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Poppy Harlow's Calm Request For Truthful Answer Prompts GOP Hack Meltdown

The CNN host made the mistake of expecting Republican Rep. Lance Gooden to allow her to finish a sentence or question about Trump and impeachment.

Poppy Harlow demonstrated today how to commit murder by composure.

She interviewed Republican Rep. Lance Gooden today, and asked him about his tweet from a month ago.

He made her repeat the 2-sentence tweet 3 times, assumed he'd been talking about Hillary Clinton (she's not running, remember, Lance?) but then remembered finally he'd been talking about Joe Biden as the criminal. Harlow calmly asked him for his evidence, reminded him there was zero, that even Republicans stated there was none, and Gooden promptly self-disemboweled.

She ignored the emotional gore and calmly pressed him on his lies about Republicans being shut out of the impeachment process, so he turned from lies to insults. Which she would have NONE OF THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

HARLOW: Yeah. Democrats have the right to hold this inquiry the way they are doing it now. They do. That's just a fact.

GOODEN: Oh, I'm not saying --

HARLOW: I've got to go --

GOODEN: I'm not saying it's illegal what they're doing, but the American people --

HARLOW: You're minimizing -- --

GOODEN: -- are outraged. They are outraged by this process.

HARLOW: Okay.

GOODEN: And the fact that the fake news media is not outraged with me is pretty telling.

HARLOW: Please don't insult the media on this network or on this show, on our show. And congressman, you say it's just a twitter post, but it's your words and your words matter a lot. Thank you for being here.

What is it about these guys that their only mode of existence seems to be interrupting and talking over people when they're being challenged? Are they that fragile? Do they have that little of substance to offer? Of course, these are rhetorical questions, but Harlow deserves whatever the media equivalent of combat pay is for dealing with it so calmly on camera.

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