CNN confirmed this morning that Jake Tapper, starting in June, will be the new host of CNN’s Sunday political talk show, “State of the Union.”


Candy Crowley had been the host of the program up until her departure from CNN last year.

Flashback: Crowley was much criticized and mocked by conservatives in 2012 for the way she moderated a debate between Mitt Romney and President Obama:

CNN anchor who pulled Obama’s butt out of the fire during 2012 debates gets award for excellence

Self-parody: CNN defends Crowley giving more time to Obama with ‘He speaks slower’

Protecting President Boyfriend: Crowley ‘just wanted to move along,’ inspires #CrowleyFactCheck

Yes, Michelle Obama clapped during Obama/Crowley tag-team against debate rules

Romney right, Obama and water-carrier Crowley wrong on ‘act of terror’ claim