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CNN’s Borger Squares Off Against Issa Over Giuliani ‘Hateful’ Remarks

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Gloria Borger was rebuked by former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, former Gov. George Pataki (R-NY) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) for the media’s obsession with Rudy Giuliani comments last week accusing President Obama of not loving America.

Borger twice called the comments “hateful,”  as the panel continued to refuse her prodding to attack America’s mayor.

“I don’t think Rudy’s ever going to get the dust from Ground Zero out of his lungs,” Issa said. “He was there during the fall of those towers so for him to take personally a president whose policies have left Israel hanging, have left our Arab allies not trusting us, have let ISIS, as the governor said, go from being called a JV Team as they took on more territory, expanding from Algeria to Iraq than, in fact, the size of Texas. So the reality is that Rudy has taken our debate, and I think we should thank him for this part of it, back to national security, to the key element that the president should be focusing on. He needs to call it Islamic terrorism.”

But it was when when Issa brought up the media ignoring Vice President Joe Biden’s many misstatements that Borger balked.

Issa said, ‘If we get on top of the vice president every time he says something flip and foolish or vulgar, we could have this discussion every Sunday,” Borger said, “Congressman Issa, the vice president may very well be clumsy, but these remarks were hateful.”

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