FNC’s Wallace Questions Gingrich’s Criticism Of Trump Impeachment — ‘This Is The Exact Opposite Of Unconstitutional’

(Breitbart) – On Friday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace called out former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) for criticizing the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

During an earlier appearance on Fox News, Gingrich accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of carrying out “an unconstitutional coup d’état, an effort to use the power of the Congress to change the outcome for the American people.”

Wallace said, “I’m a little surprised at Speaker Gingrich, who I greatly respect. This is the exact opposite of unconstitutional. The Constitution specifically says that impeachment is left to Congress with very little statement as to how they want to conduct it. And in fact, I think I remember that Newt Gingrich did an impeachment effort, led an impeachment effort against Bill Clinton in 1998. Was that an effort to overturn an election? No, he was investigating stuff.”

He added, “We may find out that there is some there-there — there’s no there-there, but to call it unconstitutional or an effort to overturn an election, that’s a reach particularly for somebody like Newt Gingrich who was involved in the last impeachment effort.”

Flashback: FNC’s Wallace: Trump Defenders’ Spin Is ‘Deeply Misleading’ — ‘There Is Something There’

Friday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” network anchor Chris Wallace said the “spin” by President Donald Trump’s defenders was “deeply misleading.”

Wallace said, “The spinning that has been done by the president’s defenders over the last 24 hours since this very damaging whistleblower complaint came out, the spinning is is not surprising but it is astonishing, and I think deeply misleading.”

He continued, “Let’s look at what the whistleblower says. The whistleblower says it was a troubling call in which the president asked the Ukrainian president to investigate and to look at the allegation of this wrongdoing by Vice President Biden and by his son. We now have a rough transcript of that phone call and that’s exactly what happened.”

He added, “What is clear from reading the complaint that it is a serious allegation, that a lot of it has proven to be borne out already. The whistle-blower lays out a blueprint from talking to various officials in the White House, various officials in the State Department. And to dismiss this as a political hack seems to me to be an effort by the president defenders to try to make nothing out of something and there is something there.”




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