The hosts of “Fox & Friends” on Thursday reacted indignantly when legal analyst Andrew Napolitano said that President Donald Trump’s new acting attorney general is “not qualified” to serve.
When discussing Trump’s decision to fire Jeff Sessions and replace him with acting AG Matthew Whitaker, Napolitano broke down why Trump’s appointment is flatly illegal.
“You’re saying the guy the president appointed is not qualified?” host Steve Doocy asked.
“Is not legally qualified,” Napolitano clarified.
“The president’s got lawyers!” an incredulous Doocy replied. “They looked at that!”
Napolitano then explained that there are only three ways someone can become an acting AG: If you’re already serving as the deputy AG, if you have a job at the DOJ that requires you to be confirmed by the Senate, and if you were appointed while the Senate was in recess.
Whitaker, Napolitano explained, does not meet any of those criteria.
“He has chosen someone who, under the law, does not qualify to be acting attorney general,” he concluded.
“So he’s really not the attorney general?” a confused Ainsley Earhardt asked.
“That’s correct,” Napolitano confirmed. “Which is why he did not take an oath of office.”
“They say that he already took an oath so he doesn’t have to take it again!” interjected host Brian Kilmeade, referring to the oath Whitaker took when he became chief of staff at the DOJ.
“That’s a political response,” Napolitano shot back.
Watch the video below.
Fox’s Andrew Napolitano: Trump “has chosen someone who does not qualify under the law to be the Acting Attorney General of the United States.” pic.twitter.com/gFKQBDy0vg
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) November 8, 2018
WATCH: Saturday Night Live airs Christmas special — that’s just one giant dig at the Electoral College
NBC's "Saturday Night Live" aired an opening skit that was just one giant attack on the electoral college.
A snowman introduced the segment, saying that we could look in on the holiday table conversation thanks to hacked Nest cams.
The skit featured a house in San Francisco, California, a second in Charleston, South Carolina and a third in Atlanta, Georgia.
Each dinner table debated impeachment, and the differences between President Donald Trump and his predecessor, President Barack Obama.
But then the snowman said that none of their votes matter.
"They'll debate the issues all year long, but then it all comes down to 1,000 people in Wisconsin who won't even think about the election until the morning of," the snowman said. "And that's the magic of the Electoral College."
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"The resignation came just days after Councilman Jim Cleveland resigned saying he‘d rather leave office on his own terms than face voters in a recall election next month," the newspaper reported. "Both resignations follow an AJC investigation launched seven months ago into claims that an African American candidate for city administrator was sidetracked by Mayor Theresa Kenerly because of his race."
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"Nine Democratic presidential candidates, including the party's front-runners, are urging the Democratic National Committee to toss out the current polling and fundraising rules used to determine who appears in televised debates and reopen the exchanges to better reflect the historic diversity of the current field. The candidates say the rules exclude diverse candidates in the field from participating," CBS News reported Saturday evening.