GOP Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX) has just appeared on CNN for the first time and shredded the network on live TV.
Republicans have been invited on CNN and MSNBC in record numbers to discuss the GOP battle for House speaker.
Nehls saw this as an opportunity to set the record straight to the CNN audience.
During his appearance on “Oufront” to talk to host Erin Burnett, Nehls looked into the camera and called CNN the “Clinton News Network.”
Burnett asked the congressman if he would support GOP leader Kevin McCarthy to the bitter end.
Nehls said: “I’m a combat veteran and served in law enforcement for 30 years.
“I can be here until July.”
Burnett said: “Is that a metaphor for how you feel about this?
“Is your support for McCarthy, there is nothing that can break or shake it, at this point?”
“Listen, I don’t know if you are aware…, young lady, but I’m also a member of the House Freedom Caucus.
“So I am one of those America First patriots.
“I have said to my friends, my colleagues in the Freedom Caucus that I don’t believe that this is the battle we should be waging.
“I think the real battle starts when we start drafting legislation and policy in the 118th congress under a Speaker McCarthy.”
Burnett said, “I assume when you called me a young lady it was a compliment.”
Nehls replied, “Of course it was.
“This is my first time on the Clinton News Network. Absolutely.”
“Ok, that I will say, in my opinion, was a bit rude.
“But I’m glad you’re talking to me and I’ll treat you with the respect that you deserve.”
Troy Nehls on CNN: “This is my first time on the Clinton News Network.” pic.twitter.com/ssnkB84MBh
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) January 6, 2023