On Fox News Sunday, Brit Hume echoed a previous comment by Rep. Tom DeLay, claiming that the Democratic Party is "as a whole, unserious about national security."
Echoing Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) during the April 2 broadcast of Fox News Sunday, Fox News Washington managing editor Brit Hume said the Democratic Party is "as a whole, unserious about national security." During a speech at the July 2003 national meeting of the College Republicans, DeLay said: "The Democrats' problem is not a lack of patriotism, it's a lack of seriousness ... We're in the middle of a global conflict over good and evil, and they're in the middle of a Michael Dukakis lookalike contest."
From a panel discussion about the political judgment of Sen. Russ Feingold's (D-WI) proposal to censure President Bush for authorizing the National Security Agency (NSA) to eavesdrop on U.S. persons without warrants, on the April 2 broadcast of Fox Broadcasting Co.'s Fox News Sunday:
HUME: Well, he [Feingold] may have better political judgment in terms of what's going to appeal to a broad cross-section of a Democratic Party which is, as a whole, unserious about national security. As to whether he has better political judgment about what appeals to the country as a whole, I doubt. I think the Feingold position and the Feingold attitude toward this is politically very dangerous for Democrats. Juan [Williams, National Public Radio correspondent] is correct. It tends to underscore the notion that Democrats, really when it gets down to it, are very persnickety about what America does in the world, but not much concern about America's enemies.