Chris Wallace Banned Republicans Who Questioned Election Results from His Show
Veteran Fox News anchor says 'I don't want to hear their crap'
Fox News anchor Chris Wallace has admitted that he banned Republicans from appearing on his show if they had questioned the results of the 2020 election.
Wallace, who has repeatedly been accused of anti-Trump bias, said he doesn't "want to hear" from Republicans who had raised concerns about voter fraud - allegations which he describes as "crap."
Wallace made the remarks during an interview on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" to promote his book, "Countdown Bin Laden," about the assassination of 9/11 terrorist Osama Bin Laden.
"I have never seen this, I've seen a lot of — I've been in Washington 40 years, so I've seen a lot of bad stuff, but nothing like this," Wallace said of Republicans questioning the official presidential election results.
"I think more of them have cynically decided because of the Trump base because they don't want to get crosswise with the former president, they're gonna say something they know is not true," he claimed.
"Now I don't believe that you just sit there and say, 'I'm not gonna have them on,' but if I'm gonna have them on, I'm gonna hold them to account over and over."
He went on to say that while he has challenged many of them about the election, he has also decided to refuse to allow some of them on his show, "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace."
"Does it worry you that you give legitimacy to people who have abdicated all public responsibility?" Colbert asked.
"Well there are plenty of people, you know, who were the leaders of, in the Congress, of challenging it, that I just have not had on the show ever since then," he continued.
Wallace explained that he has "purposely not had [them] on the show, because frankly, I don't want to hear their crap."
Wallace also said he was sickened by the riots at the U.S. Capitol.
He appeared to suggest the events of Jan. 6 were orchestrated by President Donald Trump and his supporters - a claim that has been debunked.
"Seeing this mob coming to the cathedral of our democracy and sitting in the chair that the president of the Senate sits in and running around the rotunda, I was sickened," he said.
Wallace's book, "Countdown Bin Laden," is available at bookstores now.