While discussing the looming “fiscal cliff” on Thursday, Fox News’ Neil Cavuto and Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) had a rather unpleasant exchange of words:
Cavuto repeatedly pressed Rep. Johnson for specifics on what Democrats would be willing to cut as part of a budget agreement. For her part, the Texas congresswoman insisted on focusing on “revenue generation.”
“No, you told me things you’d do to raise taxes. That’s what you told me. Credits, allowances, that sort of stuff. That’s what you told me,” Cavuto said.
“You’ve got to talk about revenue generation,” the congresswoman replied. “I know that, but it’s 100 percent of what you’re talking about, congresswoman,” said Cavuto.
“It is not 100 percent of what I’m talking about. If you’d shut up for just a second, I would try,” she responded.
Cavuto shot back: “You got to tell me one thing you’d cut. I beg you congresswoman, one thing you would say, I would cut this. What would it be?”
Rep. Johnson thought for a moment and responded: “You.” A pause. “You don’t know, do you?” asked Cavuto