Sarah Sanders hit CNN where it hurt when they tuned out of the Brett Kavanaugh hearing on Tuesday.
When CNN decided to cut away from the heated proceedings in order to play a highlight reel of Democratic senators complaining about the confirmation process, a Politico reporter noted on Twitter, “CNN is replaying Harris/Blumenthal/Booker remarks at beginning of Kavanaugh hearing instead of playing Mike Lee speaking live.”
Senator Mike Lee is one of Kavanaugh’s biggest supporters.
In response, Sarah Sanders tweeted, “Can’t imagine why @CNN has such low ratings when during the day they break from live coverage to show reruns.”
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 4, 2018
CNN has faced abysmal ratings declines over the past few months. According to The Hill, CNN’s August was one of the steepest declines in viewership on record. “In prime time, Fox News and MSNBC saw slight gains in total viewers year-over-year, with CNN seeing a double-digit decline,” The Hill reports.
The biggest political story in Washington was the first day of hearings for Trump’s Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh. The raucous hearing was marked by Democrats calling for a delay in the proceedings just seconds into the welcoming remarks. The first day of proceedings was fraught with regular interruptions by protesters in the audience.