Tea party favorite Christine O'Donnell
on Thursday denied she walked off CNN's Piers Morgan
Tonight the night before.
In an interview with the conservative
site The Daily Caller, O'Donnell claimed host Piers Morgan was
promoting a liberal agenda, and added that she wasn't ruffled by a
question on gay marriage but instead it was a previous question on
masturbation that turned the interview sour for her.
After playing a clip of a younger
O'Donnell saying “masturbation is wrong,” Morgan asked the former
Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from Delaware whether she
still felt the same way.
“If he was sitting there talking to
Barack Obama or Joe Biden or any other male Senate candidates,
talking about masturbation and all of this stuff, it would've been
creepy,” O'Donnell said.
But O'Donnell didn't complain until
Morgan asked about her position on marriage equality and whether she
shares Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's view that “Don't Ask,
Don't Tell,” the policy set to expire on September 20 that bans gay
and bisexual troops from serving openly, should be reinstated.
O'Donnell replied that Morgan was being
“rude” and moments later she ended the interview.
“You're borderline being a little bit
rude. I obviously want to talk about the issues that I choose to
talk about in the book,” O'Donnell said, a reference to her book
Troublemaker: Let's Do What it Takes to Make America Great Again.
(The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)
“Keep in mind, Piers Morgan is a
liberal host with his own agenda,” O'Donnell
told the site. “The way that they portrayed it is taken
totally out of context.”
She added that she left because the
interview had gone on longer than expected: “If you're looking
beyond what Piers is pretending it is, I didn't storm off.”