Rallying to President Trump’s defense hours after Trump railed against House Democrats on Tuesday for opening a broad investigation into the president’s potential abuse of power and corruption, Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs likened the Democratic Party to “Russian revolutionaries” while claiming congressional oversight was akin to war.
Dobbs—one of the president’s most vociferous media defenders and an informal White House adviser—praised Trump for being “restrained” and “patient in the face of outright subversion and obstruction by the radical Dimms and some RINOs.” (For novice Dobbs viewers, these are his favorite nicknames for Democrats and establishment Republicans.)
Welcoming on regular guest Ed Rollins Tuesday night, the Lou Dobbs Tonight host lashed out at the House Judiciary Committee for sending requests for information to 81 different individuals and entities in its wide-ranging probe into Trump’s presidency and businesses.
“The president talking about the little darlings on the left are disappointed, therefore they're behaving like, I don't know, Russian revolutionaries,” the far-right Fox personality asserted. “This is more than that. This is a war on this president, this administration, and the American system of government.”
Rollins sarcastically replied that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said the investigation isn’t partisan but about finding the facts, prompting Dobbs to sneer: “Isn’t he cute?”
After Rollins suggested that anyone who has been asked to provide documentation by the committee should tell them they aren't going to cooperate, Dobbs declared, “This is a war. Nadler, [Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Mark] Warner and the Senate, they're talking about an outright war here. There’s no good faith interest!”
Dobbs’ over-the-top remarks come on the heels of Fox News host Sean Hannity comparing the investigations into the president to McCarthyism, comments the president amplified on his Twitter account on Monday night.