Tom Perez, the chairperson of the Democratic National Committee, appeared Monday on Fox News and rebuked the conservative cable network.
In an interview with anchor Bill Hemmer, the chairman was asked if he would reconsider barring Fox News from broadcasting Democratic 2020 presidential primary debates.
“Here is why we won’t do that,” Perez replied. “Because I don’t have faith in your leadership at Fox News at the senior levels. I have great respect for Bret [Baier] and Chris [Wallace] and you. But … above your pay grade they don’t trust your own listeners and feel like they have to put the thumb on the scale.”
“Tom, who are you referring to?” Hemmer interrupted.
“The senior leadership of Fox News,” Perez said, “who has — they have pierced that line between editorial and your Sean Hannity shows. If they want to do that, that’s fine. When you are on the news division.”
“You know there is a line between what we do at 9:00 and what happens in the prime time. It’s like reading a newspaper, Tom. And it has been the same way for a long time. I really hope you come back. I really hope you reconsider,” Hemmer insisted.
“I hope you have a good conversation with the people at the top,” Perez replied.
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Rosh Hashanah services interrupted by death of the first Jewish woman on the Supreme Court
The death of the first Jewish woman on the U.S. Supreme Court interrupted Rosh Hashanah services on Friday evening.
"On Friday, Jewish people around the country celebrating Rosh Hashanah were stunned to learn that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a prominent member of their own tribe, had died," the HuffPost reported. "People received alerts, Zoom messages and announcements from their rabbis about Ginsburg Friday night."
While many people were saddened by the passing of the iconic jurist, Twitter user Leora Horwitz noted a silver lining.
‘Big mistake’: Trump’s favorite pollster tells Fox News why Republicans shouldn’t push nomination before the election
Fox News on Friday examined why it would be a "big mistake" for Republicans to attempt to force through a nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
Following Ginsburg's death, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) vowed that Trump's nominee would receive a vote, but did not specify whether it would occur before the election or during the "lame duck" session of Congress that occurs before the 2020 election victors are sworn in.
But conservative pollster Scott Rasmussen warned Republicans it would be a bad idea during an appearance with Fox News personality Laura Ingraham.
LISTEN: Mourners sing ‘Amazing Grace’ outside the Supreme Court to celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Heartwarming videos were shared on social media on Friday night showing the spontaneous gathering at the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The large crowd, with many people wearing masks, sang the hymn "Amazing Grace."
Here are some of the videos of the scene:
A moving moments as dozens join in to sing “Amazing Grace” on the steps of the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/NGZyZi4YR4
— Mike Balsamo (@MikeBalsamo1) September 19, 2020