On CNN’s Newsroom, correspondent Shannon Travis reported that following a debate with Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain refused to answer questions relating to his sexual harassment scandal and angrily scolded journalists about ethics, cutting off Washington Post reporter Phil Rucker mid-question. “Mr. Cain, the attorney for one of the women who filed a sexual harassment complaint about you…” he began. “Don’t even go there!” Cain interrupted.
“Can I ask my question?” Rucker asked.
“No!” retorted Cain. “Where’s my chief of staff? Please send him the journalistic code of ethics.”
Anchor Don Lemon was astonished by Cain’s refusal to answer questions relating to the scandal.
“You’d think that someone who got to this position would understand how the media works, does Herman Cain really think that he’s going to get reporters to stop asking questions because he simply says so?” Lemon exclaimed. “It doesn’t work that way!”
Watch Cain’s rebuke of reporters questioning him about his sexual harassment accusations and Lemon’s reaction below via CNN:
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