[WATCH] Raffensperger Asks Fox Host Why Truth Would Jeopardize America
Lately it’s been hard to tell whose side Fox News is on. The network and several of its personalities have angered Donald Trump in recent weeks for daring to report that he didn’t win the presidential election and he’ll be hitting the bricks when President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in on Jan. 20. But still, some of the network’s on-camera “talent” does its best to attack anything it sees as anti-Trump. To what end is unclear.
As his state was engaged in the hyper-critical Senate runoff election on Tuesday, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger graciously appeared on Fox, taking questions from anchor person Sandra Smith. The conversation started off on a good note, with Smith asking Raffensperger if he thought the U.S. would know the results of voting tonight. Perhaps, he said, indicating that it probably would not be until Wednesday morning that all votes had been counted.
But it didn’t take long for Smith to challenge the Georgia official about the hour-long phone call he had with Trump on Saturday, in which the president arguably committed a crime by trying to pressure him into “finding” the correct number of votes that would award Trump the state’s Electoral College votes. It took Fox a full day to figure out how to spin the damning phone call, which many say is exponentially worse that Richard Nixon’s Watergate tapes.
Instead of delving into the contents of the call, Smith chose to hammer Raffensperger about the fact that the call was recorded and that a recording of it made its way to the Washington Post. Asked why he “leaked” the call, Raffensperger pushed back hard, saying that the call wasn’t confidential and pointing out that Trump disclosed the call in a tweet and lied about the conversation that took place. The Fox host then asked the Republican Raffensperger why he would “put into jeopardy our country by leaking a phone call.”
His response was, as Trump would say, “perfect.” “I don’t ever understand how truth would ever jeopardize the country,” Raffensperger replied.
You can watch the entire interview here, courtesy of Fox News.