Fox Host Claims Conservatives Aren't Talking About Impeachment 12 Days After One Called For Impeachment On His Show
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Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy displayed a striking disregard for reality, claiming that conservatives are "not talking about" impeaching President Obama while failing to note that just days ago, Fox's Andrew Napolitano called for impeachment on the same show.
On the July 29 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends, co-host Brian Kilmeade suggested Obama is trying to "bait" Congress into impeaching him by overreaching on the implementation of immigration policies. Doocy replied, "Brian, to your point about impeachment, only Democrats are talking about it. Republicans, conservatives, not talking about it. Only Democrats. It's to gin up the base before November."
But just days ago, on July 17, Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano appeared on Fox & Friends and counseled the GOP to impeach the president, which Napolitano claimed would "focus his attention immediately."
And just last month, Napolitano sat adjacent to Doocy on Fox & Friends and endorsed calls for impeachment in the wake of the administration's deal to secure the release of American service member Bowe Bergdahl from the hands of the Taliban. Napolitano also floated the idea of impeachment in February 2013 over sequestration spending cuts.
Doocy's rewrite of history parrots the latest right-wing meme -- Republican legislators and several right-wing media outlets have repeatedly made the false claim that Democrats invented the impeachment claims to energize the party's base in the run up to the 2014 elections.