Can Nancy Pelosi be impeached? Fox News host Harris Faulkner branded 'bad joke' for shifting Capitol riots blame

During a segment, the host apparently completely sidelined Trump's role in the attack and went on to question security decisions made on January 6


                            Can Nancy Pelosi be impeached? Fox News host Harris Faulkner branded 'bad joke' for shifting Capitol riots blame
Fox News host Harris Faulkner slammed for seeking impeachment for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Getty Images)

Fox News host Harris Faulkner has run into some unexpected trouble on social media. She suggested on February 15, that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) deserves to be impeached because she apparently did not provide enough security after former President Donald Trump incited a riot at the US Capitol on January 6. This saw the host draw a lot of flak online. 

During a segment, the host apparently completely sidelined Trump's role in the attack and continued to ask what most people went on to deem as the wrong questions. Faulkner reported that Republicans are "demanding answers on security decisions leading up to and on the day of the US Capitol attack."

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Rep Sean Duffy (R-WI) questions Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen before the House Financial Services Committee on July 15, 2015, in Washington, DC (Getty Images) 

While slamming the House Speaker over a lack of security, the news reporter also added that "officials discussing keeping the National Guard in DC until the end of the fall". "The cost for taxpayers has gone over a half-billion dollars and they can't agree on stimulus relief," the Fox News host complained. "Oh my gosh!"

Faulkner was then joined by Fox News contributor Sean Duffy, who asked, "What did Nancy Pelosi know and when did she know it?" He added, "Nancy probably knew more than she's letting on and is trying to play politics as a distraction so the questions aren't asked."

Faulkner agreed and added, "If she had intelligence or some information before the riots and that was not conveyed — because we know the Capitol Hill police potentially knew a few things — if that was not conveyed to the people who could have protected all of them. Like, if she played a role in not getting what they needed there, what should happen?" she said. 

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi calls for the removal of former President Donald Trump from office at the US Capitol on January 7, 2021, in Washington, DC (Getty Images) 

"I'm just curious," the Fox News host added. "If it comes out, do other people start to get impeached now? I'm not being facetious. I want to know who knew about this leading up? Could there be seven people still alive today? That's a fair question."

Twitter has reached out to Faulkner in order to help her put her latest claims into perspective. "Fox 'hard news' anchor Harris Faulkner now wondering if Nancy Pelosi should be impeached over the Capitol insurrection: 'I’m curious that if it comes out, like do other people start to get impeached now?' I’m not being facetious... Could there be seven people still alive today?!" one said while tweeting a video of the segment that showed Faulkner and Duffy in discussion. 

"@HARRISFAULKNER Ms. Faulkner, it is trump who stopped the National Guard from coming to the capitol. Not Pelosi, or McConnell. There is a paper explaining that Miller, in the pentagon, was told by trump to refuse any requests to activate the guard. It had to come from trump only," one user reminded her.



 

 



 

"@FoxNews Now you are blaming Nancy Pelosi for the lack of security at the Capitol on January 6th? Ms Faulkner should be removed from broadcasting. So sad what your Network is doing. Unpatriotic and despicable," a user said. "Faulkner is a commentator who broadcasts in a slot once said to be news," yet another jab was poked at her work and journalistic ethics. 



 

 



 

People on the internet even came after Duffy with clarity over the matter. "Sean Duffy, Pelosi is NOT the president. These domestic terrorists were NOT her 'people'. They we’re NOT doing the insurrection at the request of Pelosi. They were doing what DJT instructed them to do. Period!" The final nail in the coffin came from this user: "@HARRISFAULKNER is a joke. A bad one. #pathetic."



 

 

 



 

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