Congressman Devin Nunes defended his Twitter lawsuit on Fox News tonight after Fox senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano poured cold water on it.
He told Martha MacCallum that they’re going after “numerous other media organizations in the coming weeks.”
As Nunes decried Twitter as biased, MacCallum noted how he’s going after the “Devin Nunes’ Mom” and “Devin Nunes’ Cow” account, bringing up to Nunes the idea that he’s a public figure and “that’s the way it goes when you put yourself in public office.”
MacCallum then played the clip of Napolitano, who said what Nunes is accusing Twitter of is “not illegal” and that the congressman may just be doing it to make a statement.
After the clip ran, Nunes said this in response:
“So what we’re talking about here is defamation and so if it’s with reckless disregard for the truth and with malice, doesn’t matter if you’re a public figure or not. What I would say, Martha, is let’s just switch roles here. If multiple people had said you had done a lot of really bad things and it started impacting your contract with Fox––you’re a public figure, I’m a public figure. Essentially what they’re saying is it doesn’t matter, you nor I have any recourse at all. And so I don’t think that’s right. And look, we want to get to the discovery process. There’s no question not only have I been defamed, it’s been multiple times, hundreds and thousands of times.”
You can watch above, via Fox News.
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