BY Richard Moorhead, The Western JournalMarch 19, 2023
1 year ago
BY 
 | March 19, 2023
1 year ago

Republican Senator's Bizarre Interaction with Reporter Before Interview Captured on Camera

A Republican senator's televised interview with a St. Louis journalist took a bizarre turn.

Sen. Josh Hawley (MO) questioned the editor of KDSK-TV Mark Maxwell before a sit-down interview earlier this month, according to Mediaite.

Hawley himself appeared to grab the role of interviewer in the exchange, grilling Maxwell on his own social media history.

The conservative senator put the journalist on the hot seat over his tweets regarding Elon Musk's social media admirers.

"Why all the hate for people who like free speech on Twitter?"

At one point, the conversation took a turn one might've expected in a local tavern, rather than a media studio.

"I hope you do our interview sober," Hawley urged Maxwell, citing since-deleted tweets in which he cautioned his followers against assuming he wasn't buzzed.

"I try to, I try to," Maxwell retorted, declining to offer a guarantee.

Maxwell finally relented after Hawley questioned his commitment to sobriety.

"I'm happy to do a blood alcohol test. I've had no alcohol... And that was a joke. I want to clarify for you."

"We'll save the festivities for this weekend when the Saint Patrick's Day festivities kick off."

Maxwell hasn't mentioned the discussion of his sobriety publicly, but has shared footage from the broadcast segment of the actual interview -- seemingly after Hawley put him on the hot seat.

It's unclear if KDSK intended the pre-interview exchange to be publicly released. Fox News released the footage on Thursday.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Written by: Richard Moorhead, The Western Journal

NATIONAL NEWS

SEE ALL

Charles Barkley's Broadcasting Farewell Leaves Fans Saddened: Legend Announces Retirement

During the intense Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks, basketball legend Charles Barkley delivered a surprising announcement, revealing…
2 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Pelosi Admits Role in Capitol Security Lapse, Video Shows

In a revealing turn of events, House GOP investigators have released previously unseen footage capturing former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi acknowledging her part in the…
8 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Donald Trump's Remarks About Milwaukee Stir Tensions Ahead of Key Event

In a closed-door meeting with Republican leaders on Capitol Hill, former President Donald Trump reportedly made a contentious remark about the city of Milwaukee, stating,…
8 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Land Management Chief Says Overwhelm Hindered Notification About Policy Shift

A key Biden administration official faced stern questioning during a Senate committee hearing over policy changes impacting Alaska's energy projects. In a tense exchange with…
9 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Trump Makes Bold Accusations Against Biden During 78th Birthday Bash

In West Palm Beach, Florida, former President Donald Trump commemorated his 78th birthday by hosting a grand event filled with fervent speeches and a noticeable…
12 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

DON'T WAIT.

We publish the objective news, period. If you want the facts, then sign up below and join our movement for objective news:

    LATEST NEWS

    Newsletter

    Get news from American Digest in your inbox.

      By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: American Digest, 3000 S. Hulen Street, Ste 124 #1064, Fort Worth, TX, 76109, US, http://americandigest.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact.
      Christian News Alerts is a conservative Christian publication. Share our articles to help spread the word.
      © 2024 - CHRISTIAN NEWS ALERTS - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
      magnifier