On Friday night, Jesse Watters pointed out what he thought was a double standard when it comes to the media and how they cover political scandals.
Filling in for Laura Ingraham, Watters led the panel discussion about the latest developments in the sexual harassment scandals surrounding Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI).
Liberal analyst Cathy Areu argued that both Conyers and Franken have been “punished” because House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has called for an ethics investigation on Conyers and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said that Franken might have a hearing. Watters pushed back that Franken hasn’t “faced punishment,” but Areu also mentioned at least he was “apologetic” unlike GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore.
Republican strategist Josh Jordan called out Democrats for having “one standard” whenever Republicans are caught in such scandals but “sweeping it under the cover” when they involve other Democrats.
Watters then asked where the Congressional Black Caucus has been on Conyers and noted only Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) has called on him to resign.
“The silence is deafening,” Watters said. “Because if this was a Republican and he’d settle lots of sexual harassment cases, walking around in his underwear front of females. I mean, c’mon. I think every Democrat in the House would go on the record right now and say he needed to step down.”
He then took aim at the media for not doing enough.
“I think what happens is when there’s a Republican involved in any scandal, the members of the media run with microphones in hand to their doors and make them say on the record what they believe,” Watters continued. “Now there’s no press asking any Democratic members of Congress in the House or the Senate to go on the record. It seems like because no one has really gone on the record!”
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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