CNN Panel On Cindy Hyde-Smith Implodes And Devolves Into Name Calling

Nick Givas | Media And Politics Reporter

Political commentators Scott Jennings and Max Boot got into a heated argument on “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon” Monday after Boot called Jennings out for defending Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith.

The panel was discussing Tuesday’s runoff election in Mississippi between Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy when Boot jumped on Jennings for defending President Donald Trump’s decision to stick with Hyde-Smith.

“We’ve had these kinds of discussions before where you offer this kind of values-neutral horse race analysis of what should be extremely disturbing,” Boot said. (RELATED: MSNBC Contributor Calls Mississippi A ‘Fortress Of Conservatism’ And ‘Racism’)

“Listen brother, I don’t answer to you,” Jennings said. “We come on these shows and you jump all over me. I don’t answer to you Max Boot. You left the Republican Party. I don’t answer to you.”

“Can I please make my comment, Scott? Is this your show or can I make a comment too here,” Boot replied.

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Jennings called Boot a jerk for interrupting him and said he had a right to interrupt him back.

“You interrupted me. So I’ll interrupt you back. Jerk,” he said.

The two continued to shout over each other until Boot rebuked Jennings and said he was “embarrassed” for him.

“No, Scott. Okay. You’re trying to filibuster because you’re embarrassed by about what I’m going to say,” Boot declared.

“No, I’m embarrassed to be here with you, Max. I’m embarrassed to be here with your and your sanctimonious bull crap. That’s what I’m embarrassed about,” Jennings replied.

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