Fox News White House correspondent Ed Henry explained why he walked out of a White House press briefing on Friday. Henry walked out after Press Secretary Jay Carney did not call on him for a question during the first 40 minutes of the briefing.
“That was unfortunate, but it wasn’t a protest from me, I had a job to do,” Henry said on “Fox & Friend” host Brian Kilmeade’s radio program this morning.
Henry told Kilmeade that he was trying to make a promised hit on “The Five.”
“I was going to be late,” Henry said. “I would have stayed longer if Jay had called on me. But he didn’t call on me, so I had work to do.”
“If you looked at the video, Chuck Todd was sitting next to me, he got a question or two and then he left,” Henry added. “I didn’t hear anyone saying, ‘Oh my God, he staged a protest or anything’ No, it was because Chuck Todd had to file a piece for ‘NBC Nightly News,’ just as I had to go do a live hit with you on ‘The Five,’ and I had to file my piece for Bret Baier and Special Report.”