The Republican party may not be the only casualty left by President Donald Trump’s attempted coup. It appears that Fox News is also falling apart in the wake of the assault on the U.S. Capitol indicted by the president.
As some personalities at the conservative network scramble to distance themselves from the outgoing president, others are still bending over backwards to defend him. On Monday morning, Fox & Friends co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade got into a heated argument over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) push to impeach Trump again.
Doocy argued that there was so much anger about the Trump-incited riots at the Capitol building that Pelosi had no choice but to hold the president accountable in some way.
“For her to give him a pass, she’d go, ‘I’m not doing my job!'” Doocy said.
Kilmeade responded that the best way for Pelosi to “do her job” would be to “bring the country together” by not impeaching the president for a second time when he has so little time remaining in office.
“With nine days left, what’s the point?” Kilmeade demanded. “Look at the country! It is like throwing a match on a gasoline fire!”
“The point is accountability,” Doocy replied.
“Who cares?” shouted an incredulous Kilmeade. “Nancy Pelosi cares about herself… and her power!”
Watch the video below.
Watch: Steve Doocy channels Nancy Pelosi while Brian Kilmeade does Trump defense. "With 9 days left, what's the point?" Kilmeade says, likening impeachment to "throwing a match on a gasoline fire." Doocy: "Pelosi would say the point is accountability." Kilmeade: "Who cares?!" pic.twitter.com/JCly23KeyY
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 11, 2021