(WATCH) Fox News’ Chris Wallace Calls Republicans ‘Hypocritical’ Over Their Whining Over Investigations
Fox News’ Chris Wallace blasted Republican complaints about Congressional investigations during a break in Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Friday.
Wallace said that although “there doesn’t seem to be much there, there” to a “smoking gun” proving obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump, Republicans are just a wee bit hypocritical for whining about probes of the president, especially after the Benghazi fiasco.
“On the other hand, I have to say, I do find it kind of rich that Republicans are so outraged that there would be this kind of a hearing of the other party’s president and administration,” Wallace said. “You know, it’s not like Republicans sat on their hands when Barack Obama was president. They investigated Benghazi, they investigated ‘Fast and Furious,’ they investigated the IRS.”
Wallace conceded that he believes those were “all legitimate issues to investigate” but acknowledged that oversight is the House’s job.
“As Barack Obama famously said, ‘Elections have consequences,’” Wallace said. “When Republicans have oversight of a branch of Congress or a house of Congress and they’re investigating a Democratic president, they’re going to make life difficult for them.”
Wallace emphasized that “Democrats are in control of the House and have control of these committees” and “that’s just the way it works.”
Whitaker, who will likely be replaced next week by AG nominee Bill Barr, “would be wise, and I think he probably realizes this now if he said nothing about the Mueller investigation in public,” Wallace said.
“But as I say, it is in the nature of the beast that when one party control the House, they’re going to try to make life difficult and make people sweat within the administration,” Wallace concluded. “Republicans did it to Democrats, Democrats are doing it to Republicans.”