Hewitt began the interview with a clip from Finney’s weekend MSNBC show in which she compared Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to Joe McCarthy in their shared “paranoia” and “fear-stoking” behavior. Things just got more and more tense from there.
Hewitt then pressed Finney on whether she believed there was any actual communist infiltration of the government during the McCarthy-era.
After being extremely evasive, Finney finally said: “No, there weren’t communists that infiltrated our government. That’s like Michele Bachmann accusing my friend Huma Abedin of being Muslim Brotherhood…”
“This is just a historical question,” Hewitt pressed. “Was Alger Hiss a communist?”