While Republicans across the country are repeating disgraced Florida retiree Donald Trump’s election lies, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace won’t have them on his show.https://thehill.com/homenews/media/571475-chris-wallace-on-lawmakers-who-contested-bidens-election-i-dont-want-to-hear
Trump has repeatedly insisted that the 2020 Election was “stolen” from him despite President Joe Biden beating him by seven million votes and even winning Arizona and Georgia and every recount conducted.
Federal courts have dismissed over 50 lawsuits filed by Trump and his lawyers because they have not provided any evidence of election fraud.
Even though Republicans have no proof of election fraud, they are continuing to spread election lies and are doing so on conservative media outlets such as Fox News. But Wallace’s Sunday show won’t be a platform for these lies according to the anchor himself.
During an appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Wallace expressed his disgust at the insurrection attempt perpetrated by Trump supporters on January 6th to overthrow democracy, which was fueled by Trump’s election lies.
“I’ve been in Washington 40 years, so I’ve seen a lot of bad stuff,” Wallace said. “But nothing like this … as I’m sitting there and watching it live on television and seeing this mob coming to the cathedral of our democracy and sitting in the chair that the president of the senate sits in and running around the rotunda, I was sickened.”
Colbert asked Wallace if he is concerned about giving legitimacy to election liars, to which Wallace replied that he doesn’t “want to hear their crap” and said he doesn’t have them on his show.
“Well, there were plenty of people, in the Congress, who were the leaders of challenging it who I have just not had on the show ever since then,” Wallace said. “I have purposefully not had them on because, frankly, I don’t want to hear their crap.”
Here’s the video via YouTube:
Republicans who lie about the election should not be invited to appear on any media platform whatsoever. Their lies only serve as dangerous propaganda that is being used to incite future insurrections and efforts to suppress voting rights.
Wallace is doing the right thing by keeping these liars off his show, and other Fox News programs should be following his example.
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