Fox News host Shep Smith on Tuesday Blasted Republicans for pretending to love the FBI and attacking the law enforcement agency for conduction and investigation into the Russia election interference and it’s connection to the Trump campaign.
Addressing the report that the House of Representatives voted to release House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) secretive memo that supposedly details surveillance abuses at the Justice Department, the host once again noted that Russian bots pushed the #ReleaseTheMemo hashtag that the GOP used to stir up interest in the document.
“Writing the memo was Devin Nunes, who supposedly recused himself of all of this,” Smith noted, before pivoting to reference House Speaker Paul Ryan’s speech in which he said the FBI needs a “cleanse.”
“With the accusation that [the GOP is] tearing down the institutions of the country in the process and since that has become a talking point, they have pulled back,” he continued. “All of them who speak, and I’ve been watching on all the channels today, they all say ‘oh, the FBI is great, it’s great, it’s great, but some of it needs to be cleansed.’”
“They all keep using that word, ‘cleansed,’” Smith concluded. “That word has historical reference.”
Watch the segment below, via Fox News: