Fox contributor on the GOP speaker voting process: “They all look like idiots, and that's how they are acting”

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Citation From the January 5, 2023, edition of Fox News' America Reports

SANDRA SMITH (CO-ANCHOR): Ari, thank you very much for joining us. You just heard the conversation we were having with the congressman there, obviously some building frustration as it appears McCarthy has now lost the seventh speaker vote. Please weigh in. 

ARI FLEISCHER (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): I'll spare no words. They all look like idiots, and that's how they are acting. And let me make something plain about what the future is for House Republicans over the next two years. If they cannot achieve unity, if they cannot act like a team, why are they there? There is no purpose in serving in government if you cannot at the end of the day organize yourselves and act like a team. When you have a five vote majority and this is how you're going to spend the most important vote that you begin with, you are squandering the small majority that you have and it's only going to get worse. Why would anybody think after that this fight they are going to be able to unify as a Republican team on any other type of ideological fight or conservative fight, they won't. This is the problem when you have a minority that will not accept the will of the majority, there is no team in the House Republican caucus right now and that is killing them all.