Chuck Todd told Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) to get back into his “partisan cable cocoon” during a heated interview after the Republican railed about Hunter Biden on Sunday (You can see the two go back and forth below).
Todd questioned Johnson about whether he believes the president’s son has committed a crime, adding that it’s not a “crime to make money off your last name” before the two got down to it.
“I take it you are ethically hindered by Hunter Biden…” Todd said.
“Aren’t you? Aren’t you?” Johnson asked in turn.
“I’m a journalist, I deal with facts,” Todd snapped back.
Todd later noted that Johnson should be “equally outraged” by former President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, taking a loan from the Qatari government while he worked in the White House on Middle East policy.
Johnson, who said he is not “targeting individuals” but rather the truth, went after Todd, who brought up his attack on Hunter Biden.
Part of the problem, and this is pretty obvious to anyone watching this, is you’re not inviting me to an interview. You invite me to argue with me,” said Johnson, who later claimed the media is biased and part of the reason politics are “inflamed.”
“You can go back to your partisan cable cocoon and talk about media bias all you want, I understand it’s part of your identity…” Todd replied sharply.