Sitting in as guest host of the O’Reilly Factor on Friday night, Monica Crowley gave a blistering rundown of the scandals plaguing the White House and questioned the lack of attention to them by the president.
Crowley went up against former South Carolina Democratic Chairman Dick Harpootlian quoting poll numbers and the declining popularity of the president in the wake of the numerous scandals that have been uncovered.
“I’m in Columbia, South Carolina,” Harpootlian said. “If you walk up and down main street out here, nobody is talking about an NSA. Nobody is talking about Benghazi. Nobody is talking about the IRS. Do you know what they’re talking about? The inability of Congress to pass a budget, to do something about the deficit, to create jobs, to improve lives. I know in Washington, this is great sport. But folks on Main Street in Columbia, South Carolina don’t worry about it.”
“The buck stops here, it stops with the president. He is the guy in charge,” Crowley rebutted. She said there had to be some accountability, and some real answers needed to come directly from the president.
Crowley outlined the seriousness of each of the scandals and noted that the president had shown no anger or availability for any of the issues.
“If I were a president who was innocent of all of the charges and allegations against me, then I would be shouting this from the roof tops,” Crowley said. “This president has not gone before the American people, say, call a primetime press conference, as presidents once did, lay it all out. But then I thought he cannot really do that because that only works if you’re not guilty.”
“Let’s put this in an historical context,” Harpootlian said. “Did they ever find those weapons of mass destruction?
“Are you kidding me? You’re really going to Bush right now? You’re really going to do that? Really?” Crowley asked.
“I’m going to Bush!” Harpootlian laughed.
“Well,” Crowley concluded, “that speaks volumes right there.”
Watch the exchange below via Fox News.
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