Laura Ingraham takes on Juan Williams for throwing out terms like "radical" to describe Mike Flynn. Ingraham said blithe phrases like "team of radicals" have "poisoned political discussion in this country" and is exactly why people despise Washington. From this week's broadcast of FOX News Sunday:
WILLIAMS: Well, I think when you think about someone like Flynn, Americans, Lisa, are concerned when you look at his ties to Russia, his ties to Vladimir Putin. When they think about his ties to Turkey --
INGRAHAM: What are they, Juan? What are you talking about?
WILLIAMS: Well, remember, he went --
INGRAHAM: Are you just throwing out --
WALLACE: He went -- he did go to a dinner.
WILLIAMS: Thank you. He not only go to a dinner, he went to a dinner for Russia Today and was with Putin and he was taking money from the Turkish government. These are facts, Laura.
INGRAHAM: Yes. Well, he’s -- here’s what -- what I think --
WALLACE: We’re almost out of time, so a quick answer.
INGRAHAM: Yes. OK. Well, there was a lot said by Juan. But you said team of radicals. This is the kind of stuff that has turned people against Washington, D.C. And these type -- this -- these types of lines against true patriots, who sacrificed for their country, who are beloved among the men and women in the military, who actually do the heavy lifting for all of us. Mattis, General Mattis, is one of the most beloved Marines of the last 50 years. General Flynn is considered one of the pre-eminent intelligence experts of our age.
To throw out these lines, a team of radicals, that serves nobody's interest. If you have a substantive disagreement with their approach to fighting terror or their approach to intelligence, that's fine. But these blithe comments, I think, have poisoned political discussion in this country, and I think it's exactly why people despise this city.
WALLACE: Well, I'm glad we wrapped that up.