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Last week, Sandra Lee reportedly told Speaker of the House Paul Ryan that “I need you to go away,” refusing to allow him to parttake in a cooking segment on “Fox & Friends.” Now, she’s shared with Page Six that she detests the man.
Lee is a longtime celebrity chef and the girlfriend of New York governor, Democrat Andrew Cuomo. Here’s what she had to say about Ryan:
“At first what occurred to me is that we are both from Wisconsin. And I realized he is the one thing from Wisconsin that I cannot tolerate or stomach. I just do not stand for anything he stands for.”
So, when Ryan tried to join her onstage during her cooking segment, she naturally did not react well.
“I was so angry I was shaking, and I never had that experience before in my life or on any show. I love Fox & Friends. That was the only time that happened to me. I do not get angry for too long. He left the set, and I was back to Sandra Lee.”
While Lee may not have made a loud political statement on the air – aside from refusing to let Ryan cook any fritters – she’s making one now:
“Just because I chose not to state my opinion does not mean I do not have one. When it comes to health care or childhood hunger issues, I am not going to be quiet, tolerant, or silent about my experiences or my convictions.”