Fox News hosts are twisting themselves into a pretzel to downplay and discredit the Senate impeachment trial. On Tuesday night’s show, Tucker Carlson questioned it saying:
“At this point, honestly, who cares? Impeachment? The whole thing is ridiculous. They are literally impeaching a president who isn’t even the president anymore. They’re yelling at someone who’s already left the room.”
56 Senators, including six Republicans, agreed it is Constitutional to try a former president. What’s interesting is many of the channel’s stars have also previously floated impeaching people who are not in office anymore. This brilliantly edited video from Media Matters captures how that view has changed now that the former officeholder in question is Donald Trump.