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You may recall the last we heard from CNN’s Manu Raju, CNN was complaining about how he was treated, almost acting like he was assaulted, because Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) calling him a “liberal hack.”

CNN had a meltdown and cried about it for three days straight.

Now Raju is exposing more horrible conditions for reporters who are trying to cover the Senate impeachment trial. Are you ready for it? They actually are being checked by the police before they can go up the stairs and confront lawmakers, rather than just waylaying them in the halls. Clutch your pearls!

A few thoughts on the whining.

It apparently completely goes over Raju’s head that perhaps the police have greater concerns about threats at this time.

He seems to think the only access they can have for comments is to waylay people in the hallways. Pro tip? There are phones and emails in this modern age. Not to mention, if they want to talk to you, they can stop.

And not to call Raju’s claim false or him a hack or anything, but here’s Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) being interviewed at the base of the escalators with a bank of media apparently without any problem from the police. By the way, listen to what he has to say, because it’s great.