Is U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette deeply offended at the effrontery of former Colorado House Speaker Crisanta Duran in challenging the Denver liberal for the congressional seat she’s practically owned for 21 years?

It appears so in this snippet of an interview grabbed by Joe St. George of Fox 31 News, where DeGette quickly tried to change the subject to talk about how important she is now that she chairs a subcommittee.

But then St. George followed up with a question that obviously hit the wrong buttons for DeGette, and she shut that crap down.

Watch for yourself:


Feisty! She’s not going to talk about politics, so shut up about it!

But wait, there’s more.

When asked about Hick’s announcement he’s running for the seat he’s been talking about running for, for a year now — the White House — DeGette was all smiles as she totally dissed the former governor.

“We have a lot of good candidates right now,” she said when asked if Hick has a shot at the presidency.

As for endorsements, neither Hick nor U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet should hold their breath for DeGette’s full support.