CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield waded into a very awkward minefield on Monday’s “Early Start,” quizzing Louisiana Senator David Vitter about his past issues with prostitution in the light of Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign.
Vitter was on the show to talk about the GOP primary when Banfield suddenly warned him that things were about to get a little dicey for him.
“I’m going to do a right turn here,” Banfield said. “I know you’re a professional politician and I know you go on TV a lot, and I know coming on TV with me today, you had to know that this question was coming. So, and it’s awkward for me to even ask it but I got to, and I think you know where I’m going with this.”