Fox’s Trace Gallagher Caught Flat-Footed When Asked to Name a Member of Congress Who Advanced Defunding the Police
Fox News’ Trace Gallagher was caught flat-footed when he struggled to name a member of Congress who called for defunding the police before the 2020 election.
On Monday, Gallagher held a discussion with GOP strategist David Avella and Democratic political analyst Mary Anne Marsh that focused on the losses Democrats saw despite Joe Biden’s presidential win. Gallagher drove the conversation by referring to Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC), who said in an interview that #DefundThePolice hurt Joe Cunningham and Jaime Harrison while they campaigned in South Carolina.
After Avella argued that Democrats won’t be able to pursue a progressive agenda with the current layout of Congress, Marsh argued that defunding the police and socialism are just phrases Republicans use to smear their opponents
“Democrats didn’t take it seriously enough and fight back against it because Democrats weren’t saying that,” Marsh argued. “They were saying reform the police.”
Gallagher interrupted Marsh to counter “a lot of these protestors” in Portland and other areas of the country were calling to defund the police.
“Name me one member of Congress who used that language,” Marsh shot back.
Gallagher couldn’t give Marsh a name, instead referring to “the far left,” “Antifa people,” and political figures in Oregon. This didn’t go unnoticed by Marsh, who said “you can’t answer it Trace, I understand.”
Democratic members of Congress did, however, join calls to defund the police. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, for example, called to do so over the summer.
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This story has been updated with further information.
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