(Tea Party PAC) – Fox News Channel has been the top media outlet in the ratings for many, many months now, and most of this success comes from the fact that, for the most part, Fox has lived up to their motto of being “fair and balanced,” allowing both sides of the aisle to have an opportunity to share their thoughts on the hottest issues of the day.
It seems, however, that might all be changing.
Over the last several months, we’ve seen Fox News host Chris Wallace come out in full support of the impeachment efforts against President Trump, despite the fact they lack any sort of evidence to actually prove a crime was committed that is worthy of impeachment.
Now it seems Judge Andrew Napolitano is joining Wallace’s ranks in coming out against the President of the United States, saying if he were in Congress, he’d vote to impeach.
Breitbart has more details:
On Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano said he would vote for impeachment because the Democrats “have credibly argued” that President Donald Trump has obstructed Congress.
Napolitano said, “I believe that the Democrats have credibly argued that he committed impeachable offenses. The easiest one, because this existed in Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton — is obstruction of Congress.”
He continued, “So by directing his subordinates to refuse to comply with the lawfully-issued subpoenas—whether it’s for testimony or for documents—that’s an impeachable offense. We know that from history. Every time the House of Representatives has looked at that, with respect to a President, it has found it to be impeachable. On that, reasonable minds cannot disagree without rejecting history, rejecting Constitutional norms.”
Host Bill Hemmer asked, “So if you were in the House, would you vote for impeachment, sir? Yes or no?”
Napolitano said, “I certainly would on — well, I’ll never be in the House. But I would on that count.”
This isn’t the first time that Napolitano has had anti-Trump sentiments. There was a time not long ago, during an appearance on “Liberty File,” where Napolitano questioned whether or not President Trump was fit for office, stating he disparaged the Constitution.
Napolitano stated, “In nearly three years in office, President Donald Trump has spent federal dollars not authorized by Congress, separated families and incarcerated children at the Texas-Mexico border in defiance of a federal court order, pulled 1,000 American troops out of Syria ignoring a commitment to allies and facilitating war against civilians there, and sent 2,000 American troops to Saudi Arabia without a congressional authorization or declaration of war.”
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He went on to say, “He has also criminally obstructed a Department of Justice investigation of himself, but escaped prosecution because of the intercession of an attorney general more loyal to him than to the Constitution — the Constitution! At the outset of his presidency, Trump took the presidential oath of office, promising that he would faithfully execute his obligation to preserve protect and defend the Constitution. James Madison, the scrivener of the Constitution, insisted that the word faithfully be in the presidential oath and that the oath itself be in the Constitution to remind presidents to enforce laws and comply with constitutional Provisions whether they agree with them or not and to immunize the oath from congressional alteration. Recently, Trump referred to a clause in the Constitution as ‘phony,’ and he thereby implied that he need not abide it nor enforce it, notwithstanding his oath.”
It’s a sad day when conservatives are beginning to lose the only real voice they had that represented even a little bit of their interests in the mainstream media. Could this be due to the fact that Fox News is now owned by individuals who lean liberal? That could certainly be playing a part.
Here’s to hoping the network gets back on track and is able to continue providing a voice of clarity in the world of journalism.
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