Fox News host Jesse Watters seemed disappointed to find out that former Vice President Mike Pence was also in possession of classified documents ― mainly because it might force his network to actually be “fair and balanced.”
The network has so far been milking the recent news that classified documents were found at the Delaware home of President Joe Biden.
But on Tuesday’s Fox News episode of “The Five,” Watters and fellow panel members like Greg Gutfeld and Jeanine Pirro were apparently worried that the Pence news could ruin the good time they were having at the president’s expense:
WATTERS: I mean, Pence, seriously. We have this great thing going with Joe ...
GUTFELD: Yeah, and he just ruined it!
PIRRO: He did!
WATTERS: Come on, man!
GUTFELD: Now what are we gonna do?
Watters seemed disappointed that Pence didn’t engage in criminal behavior by not trying to hide the evidence.
“I mean, he could’ve just destroyed it. We never would’ve known,” Watters cheekily suggested.
Gutfeld pointed out that Pence’s honesty created another problem for the network.
“And we have to be fair and balanced and show both sides,” he said.
Watters chimed in: “I know. Now we have to show both sides! And you know Pence is so clean. Squeaky clean. It’s nothing like the real bad documents that Joe Biden was squirreling away.”
Gutfeld then wondered if Pence reported the documents just so people wouldn’t forget him.
“Do you think he just wanted to be included?” he asked rhetorically.
“He’s like, ‘Hey, I’m running for president, too. Investigate me! I looked at secret stuff!’” Watters replied.
Watch the exchange below.
Jesse Watters casually suggests that Pence commit crimes: "Pence, seriously, we have this great thing going with Joe. C'mon man! And then he confessed to it. He couldn't just destroyed it, we never would've known." pic.twitter.com/RtFKwvo5YH
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 24, 2023
Twitter users were quick to point out Watters’ seeming hypocrisy.
"Darn it! It would've been so much easier to keep attacking Biden if Pence had just broken the law and destroyed the documents. What was he thinking just turning them in like that?" https://t.co/3T8Hy6hOlG
— Khashoggi’s Ghost 🇺🇦🌻 (@UROCKlive1) January 24, 2023
Joe could have done the same thing, but he isn't a criminal.
"Rule of Law" party my ass. https://t.co/zYytnJKPS4
— (((TallyAnnaE))) ☮️ (@TallyAnnaE) January 24, 2023
If pence had just committed an actual crime and destroyed the documents to hide them we could continue to own the libs!!! Everybody sucks, dear Christ https://t.co/EOj0UAA2MX
— Rob 🍗 (@foodguyrob) January 25, 2023
They're not even pretending anymore. https://t.co/LOk66RrFKI
— Nicky Frank (@NickyFrank30) January 25, 2023
From the same folk gathering pitchforks and lighting torches over Biden's documents https://t.co/vnWIxy5kom
— David Lazarus (@Davidlaz) January 24, 2023