[Commentary]: The Stunning Hypocrisy and Stupidity on Fox Business Must Be Seen to Be Believed
Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo demonstrated on Sunday Morning Futures that she has no idea how the United States Constitution works when she asked House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) if he intends to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Joe Biden from office for carrying out former President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan by August 31st.
The conversation was pathetic even by the wretched standards that are further lowered by Fox News on a daily basis.
“Will you lead drawing up articles of impeachment? Will you look at the 25th Amendment? What are your plans in terms of leadership as we are in this incredible moment of time?” Bartiromo – upon being corrected by her producer through her earpiece – asked McCarthy, who as a congressional lawmaker has no means of invoking the 25th Amendment. His hypocrisy, however, was on full display.
McCarthy said that his focus is “getting every American out” of Afghanistan and that “when we get beyond that point, we’re going to collect all the data and we have a constitutional responsibility to hold people accountable. And we will take it wherever the facts bring that forward. If that’s the case, we will move forward.”
Well isn’t that special.
For anyone that has been paying attention to McCarthy’s aversion to the investigation into the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the Capitol, or his apathy toward four years of maniacal behavior by Trump – which led to two impeachments, the devastating mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the GOP-endorsed lie that the 2020 election was stolen – his response upped the ante on everything toxic and wrong within American politics, and, more immediately, inside the Republican Propaganda Party.