Fox News anchor shut down Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) for criticizing Fox News during a Sunday town hall on the network.
The presidential candidate was answering a question about third-trimester abortion and added some criticism of the network in her answer.
“And Chris I want to talk about the role Fox News plays in this because it’s a problem,” said Gillibrand. “I can tell you before President Trump gave his State of the Union, Fox News talked about infanticide. Infanticide doesn’t exist.”
As IJR Red previously reported, the DNC banned Fox News from hosting Democratic primary debates, yet some candidates are attending town halls in an attempt to reach their audience. However, Wallace called her out for being critical while on the network.
“Senator, senator. I just want to say, we brought you here, gave you an hour, we’re treating you fairly. I understand that maybe to make your credentials with the Democrats who are not appearing on Fox News, you’re going to attack us. I’m not sure, it’s frankly very polite when we’ve invited you to be here.”
Gillibrand responded to Wallace saying, “I’ll do it in a polite way.”
Wallace stood his ground, suggesting that she finish answering the question.
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“Why don’t we, instead of talking about Fox News, why don’t you answer the questions,” Wallace said.
Gillibrand then continued with her answer, still criticizing the network.
“And what happens on Fox News is relevant because they talked about infanticide for 6.5 hours before President Trump’s State of the Union, they mentioned in 35 times.”
Candidates such as Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) have appeared on town halls and have also been highly critical of Fox News. While the network has asked the DNC to reconsider their decision, it seems unlikely that they will allow Democratic primary debates to be hosted by Fox News.