Fox News host Harris Faulkner wasted no time taking on a Democratic congressman during a live segment on Thursday over a self-censoring remark he made while discussing a difficult topic for his party.

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Faulkner criticized former Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA) for referring to Hamas terrorists as “bad people.”

Faulkner expressed astonishment that Murphy, a combat paratrooper, and the first Iraq War veteran to hold a congressional seat, refrained from employing stronger language to characterize the terrorists responsible for the deaths of over 1,200 Israelis on October 7, as well as their habitual use of Palestinian children as shields.

“We absolutely need to understand that he is in a vise, in a sense, because we have to bring Hamas to justice,” Murphy said of President Joe Biden, agreeing to the fact that even members of his own party were pressuring Biden to push back harder on Israel.

“We have to make a priority of the 130 hostages, including Americans. We gotta get them there. And so, the debate really isn’t really about bringing them to justice — and by the way, Hamas is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood. They are bad people,” he said, the Daily Wire reported.

“The problem is, is that on the other side, and this is why people are upset with the uncommitted vote, is the fact that there’s been 32,000 innocent folks that are not part of Hamas that have been killed,” Murphy went on, citing a death toll figure that’s been provided by the Hamas-controlled Gaza Health Ministry.

That’s when Harris cut in, rebuffing the former congressman for his use of the term “bad people.”

“You know what, describing Hamas — and you served in the military — so, it boggles my mind why you would describe them simply as ‘bad people.’ They put babies in ovens. They tortured women. And those women who were raped —” she said.

“I can’t say what I really want to say about them ’cause we’re on TV,” Murphy protested in response.

“You can say whatever you want,” Harris replied.

“Well, I don’t want to curse,” from Murphy.

“Well, we can say the truth without cuss words,” Faulkner suggested, adding, “The women who were raped, who survived, were not even believed by the United Nations for months. This is more than just the vise on the other side or some bad people who’ve done some things.”

Continuing, she said, “By the way, that 130 plus number, my heart is with you, my heart and prayers are with those families, but yesterday, Hamas said they probably couldn’t come up with 50 to meet the release agreement. I don’t know if that means the rest are dead, they can’t find them, they’ve sold them off to Islamist Jihad and these other groups.

“We are playing with the devil here. So that’s what’s on one side. … It seems like an easy thing to do as an ally. If [Biden] wants to struggle as a human being that sounds like personal time,” Faulkner added.



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