It only took one minute for things to get heated when Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) appeared on Sean Hannity’s show last night. One minute.
Weiner, known for his epic battles with Fox’s Megyn Kelly, appeared alongside Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) to debate the federal budget. Things got crazy real quick, and even personal, like when Weiner mocked Bachmann for her recent flubbing of history.
“I had no idea Rep. Weiner was such a reader of fiction,” Bachmann said at one point, referring to the Democrat’s budget numbers. “He’s a huge fiction reader because that’s all of his numbers.”
Weiner blasted back: “Bachmann, I don’t think you want to go there. I don’t think you want to go there Bachmann. And by the way, for her to make fun of me not knowing fact from fiction is a bit ironic to say the least.”
Hannity and Weiner also traded plenty of barbs.
After scolding Weiner for spending too much of “our money,” Hannity later went on to yell, “You’re a partisan hack! Stop it!” Weiner responded, “Don’t call me names, Sean!” and added, “It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day. You’re going to call me names?”
“Yes,” Hannity said.
Like me, you may think after watching this that Fox might want to consider making Weiner a “contributor” just so that it can lock up must-see TV like this:
This isn’t the first time these three have gone at it. In January Weiner used his almost-trademarked sarcastic tone to mock Bachmann on a CBS’s “Face the Nation,” and then got into it with Sean Hannity later in the week during a follow-up segment where he also appeared alongside Bachmann.