Mollie Hemingway made the case Sunday on FNC's "MediaBuzz" that the January 6 Capitol riot committee hearings are being held by partisan Democrats who are taking events out of the wider context of escalating political violence in 2020.
MOLLIE HEMINGWAY: If you want to talk about consistency, you have to deal with the fact that we have a political party that embraced a movement to defund the police for an entire year and now we're pretending that they care so much about the police.
HOWIE KURTZ, FOX NEWS: Hold on. The entire Democratic Party didn't embrace the "defund the police" movement.
MOLLIE HEMINGWAY: The defund the police movement, which the media and other Democratic partisans strongly celebrated, which was supported across the country by Democratic politicians, was something we saw in the past year.
CLARENCE PAGE: And Republicans.
MOLLIE HEMINGWAY: No, Republicans have not supported defunding the police. That's not true.
CLARENCE PAGE: You're saying that Democrats do that. You've gotten great mileage out of that and it's not accurate. It's worth a much longer discussion. We're not going to get that today. I want to throw a word in for truth here.
MOLLIE HEMINGWAY: I've seen much more consistency between the wide variety of Americans across the political perspective who owe pose political violence, whether or not it's affecting the White House or federal courthouses or the Capitol. There's been consistency there.
That's not what you see in the committee where you have people who actually believe that the 2016 election was illegitimate, you have Adam Schiff perpetrated the lie that the previous president wasn't legitimate and colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election. You have people who voted against certifying the election. This entire thing is a joke. The context is important and that's why people aren't taking it as seriously as the media are pretending to because everyone knows this is not legitimate and not trying to find facts.