Worst conspiracy in the 'history of our democracy’: Schumer slams Fox News for echoing election fraud

Worst conspiracy in the 'history of our democracy’: Schumer slams Fox News for echoing election fraud
Sen. Chuck Schumer in Oct. 2020, Wikimedia Commons

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) recently offered a blistering opinion of Fox News, accusing the network of amplifying former President Donald Trump's baseless claims of voter fraud.

During an appearance on MSNBC's “All In With Chris Hayes,” Schumer appealed to the network's office to pressure Fox News into holding its hosts and anchors accountable for echoing the dangerous claims of voter fraud.

Those claims ultimately led to Dominion Voting Systems' defamation lawsuit against the network.

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“The first thing I would do right now is urge your listeners and listeners across the board to just deluge Fox News with, ‘Retract, apologize, stop telling these lies,’” said Schumer.

He went on to insist that it's “the worst lie that has been told in the history of our democracy as long as I can tell—because it’s eroding faith in the whole enterprise."

Schumer's remarks come just days after he and House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries penned an open letter to Fox News CEO Rupert Murdoch. In the letter, the lawmakers challenged Murdoch to follow through with accountability measures following the release of bombshell details about his testimony.

Despite their appeal to Murdoch, Schumer confirmed to Hayes that they hadn't received a response yet.

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“If he doesn’t, we’ll have to see what else we’ll do,” Schumer said. The lawmaker also said that he would give Murdoch some time to respond.

Watch the video below or at this link.

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