CNN’s political analyst April Ryan reignited her long-running feud with White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders in (French) revolutionary style, calling it time to “start lopping the heads off.” Things quickly got out of hand.
“She should be let go, she should be fired, end of story,” Ryan opined on Thursday night. “When there is a lack of credibility there, you have to start lopping the heads off…she needs to go.”
CNN's April Ryan says White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is not credible and therefore it's time to start "lopping" her head off. pic.twitter.com/d2A5qhusW9
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 20, 2019
“She’s calling us fake,” Ryan said. “I have to have security because of being called fake and a loser and all sorts of things from that White House.”
Was Ryan’s ‘off with her head’ a sinister call for violence or a colorful euphemism? Either way, Sanders’ father, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, stepped in to defend his daughter.
“Will the White House Correspondents’ Association revoke April Ryan’s credentials?,” he tweeted. “If not, they are gutless tools.”
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) April 19, 2019
Ryan responded, warning the Arkansas Republican that “If anything happens to me or mine or anyone connected to me, you and your daughter and this administration will be held accountable!” Ryan also warned Huckabee that “My people see you and will do the same for you!”