Fox News co-host Juan Williams set off a firestorm Wednesday on “The Five” when he accused his colleagues of ignoring the damning proof offered on the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.
“I want you guys to come back, come and join the conversation, pay attention to the news!” Williams mentioned. “Clearly, what’s going on on Capitol Hill today is an attempt to hold democracy and the Constitution up. To celebrate that as the basis that we are a country of laws.”
At Wednesday’s Senate trial, Democratic impeachment managers offered chilling movies of the Jan. 6 rebel, exhibiting rioters assaulting police and smashing their manner into the U.S. Capitol. One safety video reveals Vice President Mike Pence being evacuated from the Senate chamber, fleeing the mob that was looking for him. Others present House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) operating to security.
“This impeachment trial that you guys are all ignoring, I guess you are afraid of it because it’s a reminder,” Williams continued, till he was interrupted by Greg Gutfeld, who burst out, “Don’t mind read, Juan!” The two then shouted over each other for nearly 20 seconds.
“It seems to me that what you heard today is how Trump was attacking not only Democrats but Republicans, and now he’s forcing Republicans to make a choice,” Williams went on. “You can stand with the mob that stormed Capitol Hill and said ‘bleep the cops.’ You can join the QAnon conspiracy. You can join the Proud Boys violent extremists.”
“Literally nobody is doing that,” co-host Dana Perino interrupted. The different three personalities, Gutfeld, Jeanine Pirro and Jesse Watters, all piled on.
“Or you can stand with Liz Cheney, you can stand with Mitch McConnell, you can stand with people who believe the Republican Party should stand for conservative principle,” Williams added, over shouted objections from his colleagues. “This trial to me is about whether Republicans want to close their eyes or face the truth.”
Fox News has been criticized for its programming throughout the historic second impeachment trial of the previous president. While most different main networks had been masking the harrowing movies offered throughout Wednesday’s proceedings, Fox News hosts were discussing other subjects, together with the “cat lawyer” and the NBA.
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