Sean Hannity Tussles With Juan Williams Over SCOTUS: ‘You’re Trying to Scare the American People’


“It’s like an echo chamber in here,” Juan Williams said of Monday’s panel on The Five.

Notably, that panel, on Monday, included Sean Hannity — making a rare daytime cameo. And in a development that even a casual Fox News viewer could have seen coming a mile away, Williams and Hannity tussled over President Donald Trump‘s soon-to-be-named nominee to the Supreme Court

“[The potential nominees have] been thoroughly vetted. By who? Heritage and the Federalist Society?” Williams said.

The Democratic commentator added that he believes there will be pressure on moderate Republican Senators such as Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) to push back on an overly conservative nominee.

“You can’t have a Supreme Court become a rubber stamp for right-wing agenda,” Williams said.

Hannity blasted Williams for what he deemed to be scare tactics.

“Where’s the evidence?” Hannity said. “You say these things and you’re trying to scare the American people.”

This battle, although tense, only served as a preliminary skirmish. Later in the program, Williams accused Hannity of “running” the Trump presidency. We’ll be posting about that shortly.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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