Ask many Republicans about ABC This Week co-host Martha Raddatz, and they recall her sounding choked up on election night 2016 when it became clear Donald Trump was going to be Hillary Clinton. She was sitting next to George Stephanopoulos, and she often seems just as partisan as he is.
That was the case on Sunday, when it came time to cast aspersions on Republican Mike Johnson, the new Speaker of the House.
Raddatz turned to two Rachels for analysis — ABC contributor Rachael “Merry Impeachmas” Bade of Politico, and ABC reporter Rachel Scott. Raddatz had to replay a clip of Scott badgering Johnson about election denial as Republicans had just nominated him for Speaker:
ABC News so proud of @rachelvscott’s question to new Speaker Mike Johnson about the 2020 election that #ThisWeek re-played it. pic.twitter.com/8u4yJI3ejj
— Brent Baker 🇺🇦 🇮🇱 (@BrentHBaker) October 29, 2023
RADDATZ: He could be a tough guy to cover. But does he stand by that vote? The first question you asked?
SCOTT: Yes, he do …