(Tea Party PAC) – Chris Wallace has often been criticized by Trump supporters for the way he treats POTUS as a journalist, but before last week’s first presidential debate, he always seemed to be willing to be equally hard on Democrats as well.
This is the mark of a good journalist–one who is willing to put any politician’s feet to the flames, regardless of party.
So this week, Wallace is slamming Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden on his flat-out refusal to answer if he’s planning on packing the Supreme Court once elected.
There’s only one, big, fat problem.
Biden refused to answer Wallace’s question on court-packing during the debate, for which he was moderating, and Wallace did nothing!
What better position could someone possibly be in to pressure a candidate on a question he refuses to answer than the moderator of a presidential debate?!
This guy has seriously undermined his own professionalism.
BizPac Review reports:
Fox News host Chris Wallace said Friday in an interview with fellow network personality Chris Hemmer that he does not believe Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, will be able to avoid answering whether or not they support “packing” the U.S. Supreme Court.
During the segment, Hemmer referenced a Wall Street Journal column by Kimberley Strassel, in which she pointed out that the 20 million or so Americans who tuned to the Wednesday debate between Harris and Vice President Mike Pence were hearing about portions of the Biden-Harris agenda for the first time.
Hemmer then turned to Wallace, asking him to share his perspective on a debate in which Harris appeared to have done poorly as compared to Pence, according to post-election assessment from undecided voters.
“I thought Mike Pence did a good job,” Wallace replied.
He then, however, proceeded to bash Trump for pulling out of the second debate after the Commission on Presidential Debates decided it would be only virtual.
“There are a lot of Republicans who would have been happy to have the storyline of what Mike Pence did on Wednesday night play out for a few days, questions about what they call the radical left-wing agenda of the Biden-Harris team,” Wallace said.
Including, he continued, “the question that Harris refused to answer, as Biden has refused to answer, about whether or not they would pack the court — those are very good questions…”
“Still are good questions,” Hemmer offered, explaining that the longer Harris and Biden take to answer these questions, “the bigger the story it becomes.”
“This has really become a story around the Biden campaign, would you not agree?” he asked of Wallace.
“Absolutely,” Wallace replied. “And I don’t think…Biden and Harris are gonna be able to hold on” for the next roughly three weeks without having to answer the question one way or another.
“Look at the answer that Biden gave yesterday,” Wallace continued. “He said, ‘Look, if I give you my answer, it’s gonna be the headline.’ Well — so, what it is he’s gonna say? I would assume, you know, what would be the headline…you would think that would be…if it’s gonna be a big headline.
“If he says, ‘I’m not gonna pack the court,’ that’s not a big headline…tha[n] ‘I’m gonna pack the court.’ That certainly raises questions,” he continued.
“I think it’s impossible — and, frankly I think it would be foolish for Biden to try to hold out and refuse to talk about this for the next 25 days,” Wallace noted. “I understand why he’s doing it, because if he says ‘I’m gonna pack the court’ [with left-wing justices], that turns off the more moderate voters, and if he says, ‘I’m not gonna pack the court,’ that turns off people on the left-wing of the Democratic Party.
“But I don’t think you can walk this tightrope for three-plus weeks and get away with it,” Wallace concluded.
Notably, Wallace didn’t ask Biden his intentions regarding the nation’s highest court when he served as moderator for the first debate between him and Trump, despite the former vice president’s previous refusals to answer the question.
“It’s a legitimate question, but let me tell you why I’m not going to answer that question,” Biden said in an interview with Wisconsin TV station WBAY last month ahead of the first debate.
“It will shift the focus, that’s what [Trump] wants. Let’s say I answer, then the whole debate’s gonna be about what Biden said or didn’t say,” he said. “Biden said he would or wouldn’t. The discussion should be about why [Trump] is moving in a direction that is totally inconsistent with what the founders wanted.”
Biden also vowed over the summer that he would release a list of black women he would appoint to the Supreme Court, but we’ve yet to see it.