The Hollywood Reporter highlighted conservative political and legal commentator Ken Cuccinelli most recent dismissive remark made of a fellow CNN contributor, which poses the question: is Cuccinelli the next analyst to be dismissed?
Trump-backing commentator Ed Martin was fired by CNN, and although no specific reason was given, he also spoke negatively of fellow CNN commentators.
Cuccinelli told CNN contributor Ana Navarro, “I’m sick and tired of listening to your shrill voice in my ears” on Tuesday’s CNN Tonight. Lemon admonished Cuccinelli for his remarks of Navarro: “I don’t think she’s shrill,” he said. “Come on, Ken.”
In August, Cuccinelli told Symone Sanders, a CNN contributor, to “shut up for a minute and let me finish.” Chris Cuomo, who was hosting the segment, said, “Ken, you don’t want to use language like that when you’re talking to Symone. … We don’t talk to people like that on this show.”
At the time, Sanders was diplomatic, and told The Hollywood Reporter that she “won’t have a problem speaking up” were she to be matched up against Cuccinelli on the air again.
A spokesperson for CNN has not responded to The Hollywood Reporter’s question about Cuccinelli’s Tuesday night comments, and did not respond when asked about his treatment of Sanders last summer.