Jesse Watters downplays impeachment hearings as “cliques of people talking about their feelings”

Watters: “What’s the difference between this and a soap opera?”

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Citation From the November 19, 2019 edition of Fox News' The Five

JESSE WATTERS (CO-HOST): I wake up this morning, I turn on television, CBS is on, and CBS has the hearings, and I watch, and I take a little break. I go out -- 

DANA PERINO (CO-HOST): You wake up at 9 o'clock?

WATTERS: -- I come back -- maybe I did. I come back and a soap opera is on. CBS jumps out of it, and I'm thinking to myself, what's the difference between this and a soap opera? It is a bunch of cliques of people talking about their feelings. They have opinions, they have concerns. You know what the bottom line was today? They asked straight up, was there a bribe? No. Did anybody ask you to bribe anybody? No. Was there extortion? No.

And now I understand why Schiff lead with the witnesses he did. He leads with the small ballplayers, you know, the smaller bureaucrats who did not know anything, who weren't involved in anything, that complained about everything, and then when you get to the bigger guys like these guys and the guys that we're going to see in the next few days, all of the big dogs say, yeah, it wasn't a problem.

You can't have a phone call that everybody listens to, and everybody on the phone call, at least most of them say, yeah, it is fine, and then one guy freaks out and then goes and talks to the whistle-blower.