Fox News’ Bill Hemmer snarked Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Friday for refusing to celebrate the release of three American hostages from North Korea.
Schumer said in a floor speech on Thursday that the hostage release should be “expected” as opposed to “exalted.” Hemmer grilled Marjorie Clifton, a former Obama aide, about the remarks during a Friday interview.
“No great accomplishment?” Hemmer said with a laugh. “I don’t know, Marjorie, I think there’s a lot of folks that would disagree with that.”
Clifton actually defended Schumer, stating, “Well, first of all, I’d say it’s ok for people to disagree. I think a healthy government has tension, has debate around issues.”
“Three Americans came home. Safe. Sound,” Hemmer interjected. “That’s a good story.”
“Schumer pushing back on the release of the Americans, he’s not the only one. So John McCain also was pushing back on this. You had former C.I.A. Director John Brennan pushing back on this,” Clifton said, doubling down.
“Why not just celebrate it? I mean, is it that hard?” Hemmer said with some snark. “I mean, this is a really good moment. Do you know how many people got up in the middle of the night to watch these men come home? That was a cool patriotic U.S.A. red, white and blue day.”