- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Former talk show host Rosie O’Donnell has added White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to her list of Republicans destined for hell.

Speaker Paul D. Ryan elicited a prediction of eternal damnation from Ms. O’Donnell over Christmas for his support for tax reform legislation signed by President Trump. The comedian, who publicly offered Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Susan Collins of Maine each a $2 million bribe to reject the bill, now says he will be joined by Mrs. Huckabee Sanders.

Ms. O’Donnell’s remarks came Tuesday evening after journalist Nicole Wallace of MSNBC chided the white house press secretary for unprofessional rhetoric.

“It’s actually time for someone to sit SHS down and say ‘yes, you have a tough job, yes, you are smoother than Spicer and more stable than Mooch, but if you ever use your taxpayer funded job again to denigrate the Intelligence of a reporter or a sitting US Senator, you’re fired,” Ms. Wallace tweeted.

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“And who on trumps team would ever consider doing that — she is doing exactly what he wants - and she will sit in hell — no doubt,” responded Ms. O’Donnell.

Similarly, Ms. O’Donnell likened Mr. Ryan to Judas Iscariot over Christmas.

“Paul Ryan — don’t talk about Jesus after what u just did to our nation — u will go straight to hell,” the activist said. “U screwed up fake altar boy. #JUDASmuch.”

Critics of the Trump administration were upset in recent days over Mrs. Huckabee Sanders’ performance on “Good Morning America” during a short-lived government shutdown. She told anchor George Stephanopoulos that Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of New York needed “a little help and guidance getting through big policy negotiations.”

“The president has laid out what he wants and if they need help understanding it, we’d be happy to send some people over there to explain it to him,” she said Sunday.

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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