On Friday, MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace said she wanted to “wring” the “neck” of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders after she declined to comment publicly about a report on alleged comments made by an aide in the administration about Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) deteriorating health.
Wallace’s comment suggesting violence on a member of the Trump administration comes after a report surfaced on Thursday that claims a staffer responded to McCain’s failure to support CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel by saying, “He’s dying anyway.”
Sarah Sanders responded to the allegation during a press conference on Friday, stating, “I’m not going to validate a leak out of an internal staff meeting one way or another.”
Enraged by Sanders calm and reasoned response, Wallace responded by suggesting that she should be choked.
“How do you resist the temptation to run up and wring her neck?” Wallace asked NBC News’ White House reporter Kristen Welker. “Why can’t she just say if a staffer said that, we’re going to get to the bottom of it and she’ll be fired?”