Fox's Bret Baier compares Trump's incitement of insurrection to Democrats’ rhetoric on Russia

Baier: “You had all kinds of things about he was in the pocket of Putin”

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Citation From the January 7, 2021, edition of Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier

MO ELLEITHEE (GUEST) We saw in the run-up to the Georgia election, where the -- the Republican argument was that, if we don't reelect the Republican senators, the nation will collapse into some sort of socialist chaos. That's not going to happen. You may not like what the Democratic candidates stand for on some things, but we're not falling into a socialistic -- socialist chaos. Talk about the end of the Republic if we didn't overturn this election. If anything, what we saw yesterday was the closest thing we've seen to a real threat to the Republic in a long time. We've got to tone it down a little bit. I do think the president-elect is serious about trying to unite the nation -- 

BRET BAIER (HOST): But you know it goes the other way too, Mo. I mean, we did hear -- let me interrupt.

ELLEITHEE: Sure. No, no. Believe me, there are plenty of people -- plenty of people --

BAIER: It does go the other way. We had President Trump coming in and he was going to start World War III. You know, you had all kinds of things about he was in the pocket of Putin and, in fact, the administration did more about challenging Russia policy-wise than many others. Go ahead. 

ELLEITHEE: Bret, I don't -- I don't disagree that there are Democrats out there who use language that -- that I, as a former spokesman for the party, have said has gone too far. I don't disagree with that at all.