A Fox News anchor made a public call asking for a House Democrat — any House Democrat — to come on her show to react to former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony on Wednesday. Yet despite staffers reaching out to roughly 70 members in an attempt to book an interview, all they heard in return was "crickets."
What are the details?
A few hours before Bream's "Fox News @ Night" show began, the journalist took to Twitter to announce that her staff "has reached out to roughly 70 Dem offices to get a Member to join our show tonight. Crickets. So, if you're a House Dem and willing to talk about the Mueller hearing — let us know ASAP."
Democrats eager to pursue impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump had pressed for Mueller to testify in an effort to build their case to the American people. But the former special counsel's appearance before the House Intel and Judiciary Committees was widely seen as disastrous, even among liberal pundits.
The fact that politicians of any stripe would shy away from "Fox News @ Night" is noteworthy, given the show's spot in cable's Top 10 ratings and Bream's reputation for fairness in reporting. Nonetheless, the late night anchor made it clear the invitation is still open if Democrats change their mind.
What happened on the show?
Bream's show went on without any Democratic lawmakers, but she did mention on air the efforts made trying to find someone willing to join her and guest Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.) for a discussion about the Mueller hearing.
"By the way, I wanted to let folks know that we — our bookers — reached out to about 70 Democrats offices tonight, your counterparts on the hill," the host told Steube. "None wanted to come join you for this, so next time bring a friend."
You can view the show below in its entirety. Bream's comments about attempts to book Democratic lawmakers begins around the 28:30 mark.
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