Last year's Tea Party candidate for Delaware's Senate seat, Christine O'Donnell, who lost to Democratic candidate Chris Coons by a large margin, is making news again. She appeared on Wednesday's Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN to discuss her new memoir, Troublemaker: Let's Do What It Takes to Make America Great Again, before prematurely ending the interview when she became convinced that Morgan was being "rude" to her.

After playing some footage that brought up her infamous "I am not a witch; I"m you" ad last year, which she deems largely responsible for her losing the race, Morgan got down to more current topics that, he claimed, the politician covers in her new book. But O'Donnell wasn't there to answer controversial questions. When Morgan asked her about her stance on gay marriage, she made it clear that she did "not want to go there."

"I'm not talking about policies. I'm not running for office. Ask Michele Bachmann what she thinks. Ask the candidates who are running for office what they think." O'Donnell mentioned that she thought Morgan was being "being a little bit rude," to which he returned that she was being "weird" about her unwillingness to talk about anything but one topic, "inspiring" the Tea Party.

Defending his right to inquire about gay marriage, Morgan pointed out that "it's obviously a highly contentious political issue. I'm just curious what your view is. You keep saying, 'It's in the book,' so I'm bemused as to why you wouldn't just say it in an interview if it's in the book." O'Donnell shot back, "It's not what I'm championing right now. I've been there, done that."

After calling Morgan rude again, O'Donnell had had enough and rolled her eyes at someone in the background before saying, "Ok, I'm being pulled away," and removing her earpiece and mic. "We turned down another interview for this." Morgan seemed both amused and bewildered as O'Donnell refused to answer any more questions and the camera cut away from her. "My first ever walk-out in 25 years of interviews. I guess viewers can decide if I was 'rude' or not tonight at 9pm ET," he tweeted Wednesday morning about the incident, which was pre-recorded.

Watch the walk-out here:


  • Matthew Zingg
    Matthew Zingg on

    Why is it that these Tea-Party radicals chose book titles with negative connotations? Going Rogue now Troublemaker. Are they just oblivious to the intricacies of the English language? Or are they just being contrary for contrary's sake?

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