Fox Reporter Confronts Baltimore Mayor and Sharpton in Tense Exchange
Fox News reporter Leland Vittert ended up getting pushed aside by Al Sharpton earlier this afternoon when he confronted Sharpton and the mayor of Baltimore about whether she issued any stand-down orders to the police.
Vittert reported yesterday that law enforcement sources told him Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ordered the police to stand down on Monday before the violence and rioting got out of hand.
Vittert grilled her as she and Sharpton were walking and asked, “Why can’t we ask questions? We can’t ask questions?” He got really close and confrontational with them before Sharpton told him they’ll get answers soon and then Vittert was pushed aside.
Update- 5:01 pm EST: Vittert told his colleague Neil Cavuto that it’s unclear whether the reverend pushed him; but in a brief phone interview, Vittert told Mediaite he believes it was the mayor’s security detail.
Watch the confrontation below, via Fox News:
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