Fox News anchor claims January 6 committee hearings are meant to “distract from other issues”

Dana Perino: Democrats hope the prime-time “time slot will catch attention, and distract from other issues.”

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Citation From the June 9, 2022, edition of Fox News’ America’s Newsroom

DANA PERINO (ANCHOR): Well, the January 6th committee’s prime-time hearings, they will begin tonight, the Democrat-led House committee hoping the time slot will catch attention, and distract from other issues.

Chief Washington correspondent Mike Emanuel, he’s on the Hill. What do you hear about tonight’s hearing, Mike?

MIKE EMANUEL (FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT): Dana, good morning to you. January 6 committee aides say tonight's prime-time hearing will serve as an opening statement for the American people, and a preview of upcoming hearings. Committee aides say there will be a multimedia presentation throughout the 90-minute or so committee hearing tonight that will ultimately show the American people video and audio that has not been seen publicly before. They will also use clips from videotaped depositions the committee has done.

Aides say they will remind people of what happened that day, initial findings about the January 6th attack and its causes, and connect the dots for the American people. A leading Republican says it will be purely political.


REP. ELISE STEFANIK (HOUSE GOP CONFERENCE CHAIR): We can expect a circus. The Democrats have been shameless. The fact that they are booking this on prime-time tells you everything you need to know. Most of the committee business in the House starts at 10:00 a.m. and is through the regular working day. So, they’re trying to get eyeballs, and they’re trying to change the narrative.