During an appearance on CBS’s “The Late Show” on Wednesday, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said that he has “purposely” kept lawmakers off his Sunday news program who have spread unfounded conspiracy theories about electoral fraud and suggested President Biden stole the 2020 election.
“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 told host Stephen Colbert.
“And [I] have purposefully not had them on, frankly, because I don’t want to hear their crap,” he said.
Wallace added that there are some lawmakers “who you have to have some questions” for because “they’re people in leadership in the Senate.”
“But I won’t let them come on without putting them through the ringer,” he said.
Wallace said Republicans in Congress have “cynically decided” that backing Trump’s claims of a stolen election is the right move “because of the Trump base … they’re gonna say something they know is not true.”
The Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol was the worst thing he’s ever seen during his decades-long career as a journalist in Washington, D.C., he added.
“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.”
Watch the interview below.