Very rarely will you ever see verbal fisticuffs during the laid back, somewhat casual “Fox & Friends” morning program on Fox News, but things got pretty heated on Thursday morning between hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade, who ripped into each other like a couple of rabid honey badgers concerning the issue of whether or not Republicans in Congress could provide enough evidence to prove President Joe Biden was involved in an influence peddling scheme with his son, Hunter Biden.
The fur flew in all directions, the Daily Caller reported, as a panel chatted about the shady business dealings of the first son, when Doocy said, “With all due respect, the Republicans need better investigators because they have a lot of circumstantial evidence, but they have not shown that Joe Biden profited personally, or he had broken any rules.”
“Emails show then-Vice President Biden’s office sent talking points to the State Department about Ukrainian oligarch Mykola Zlochevsky days after Hunter ‘called D.C.’ from the site of Ukrainian energy firm Burisma’s board meeting,” the report explained. I mean, if it walks like a duck, swims like a duck, flies like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s not a goose, Doocy.
“They’re doing great, I vehemently disagree,” Kilmeade shot back before Doocy tried to interject. And that’s where the fireworks started going off. “No, no. Let me finish,” he continued.
Doocy, like a child stamping his feet on the playground, retorted, “Let me finish! I started!
Well. That was pretty cringe, right?
Kilmeade then said, “This is funneling right to him at a rapid pace. They have had this job for eight months.”
Doocy followed up by asking, “What’s funneling into him?”
“Everything! Is Joe involved? Is Joe’s presence involved in every major business deal that Hunter was involved in? As Andy McCarthy said, Joe was the business. He had the access. Hunter didn’t. Hunter didn’t have the reputation. It’s leading right there,” Kilmeade replied.
Here’s more of the conversation via The Daily Caller:
“Brian, what laws did Joe Biden break?”
“If the American people knew,” Kilmeade said.
“Just answer the question,” Doocy pressed. “What law did he break?”
“Number one, the investigation is not done.”
“That’s my point! Brian, they need better investigators.”
“Do you not want to hear any reporting until it’s done?” Kilmeade asked before co-host Ainsley Earhardt jumped in to try and cool tensions.
“To my earlier point, the Republicans just need to present the evidence to the American people and say, look, they have got to say okay,” Doocy said before Kilmeade interjected.
“Nineteen pages wasn’t enough yesterday?” the popular author and Fox News host asked.
“Brian, they’ve got to say we can prove Joe Biden broke the law by doing this. That’s all I’m saying,” Doocy explained during the fiery segment.
“So you only want a concluding sentence?” Kilmeade asked his colleague. “You don’t want to see the investigation?”
“I’m watching the investigation!” Doocy responded.
“This investigation is the most damning leading to a culmination I have ever seen,” Kilmeade tried to argue.
“I said it looks terrible,” Doocy further elaborated. “We just need proof so the American public.”
“You said Republicans are doing a terrible job!”
“I said they need better investors that can connect the dots,” Doocy stated before finally turning to the camera and ending the argument.
The final word was, “We disagree about this.”
Oh really? I hadn’t noticed.
The bottom line is there is a mountain of evidence that provides a rather clear indication Joe Biden was indeed part of the influence peddling scheme and benefited from it financially. Does Doocy seriously think this whole racket existed involving other members of the family selling access to the vice president that didn’t benefit him personally? Common sense and the application of logic say otherwise.