Fox host defends Uvalde police response: Officers are “under such pressure these days” to “keep their careers from being destroyed”

Greg Gutfeld: “I'm always reluctant to condemn people in these situations”

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Citation From the July 13, 2022, edition of Fox News' The Five

GREG GUTFELD (CO-HOST): Everybody's in agreement here, so maybe I'm just a -- be the devil's advocate for the sake of this show. I'm always reluctant to condemn people in these situations, simply because I don't know how I would react.


GUTFELD: I can't mind read, right? So I can't definitely say, "Oh, this is cowardice." It might be a fear of violating a rule in a risk-averse terrain. I mean, police are under such pressure these days, you know, not just to stop crime, but also to keep their careers from being destroyed. Their careers are destroyed. But if they had taken the initiative that wasn't authorized and it didn't go well, well then we'd hang them out to dry too. We'd hang – if they actually took the initiative and kids had died, we'd be going, "Why did you do that?" So, there's no way to win in this except they didn't do their job. But I'm saying that. But I think that maybe, you know, let's not hang them right now.