“Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceCarville fires back at Sanders for ‘hack’ slam: ‘At least I’m not a communist’ Trump says Romney should have voted the same way on both impeachment articles ‘if it was just the religion’ The Hill’s Morning Report – Sanders, Buttigieg do battle in New Hampshire MORE on Friday said it is “insane” that Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellMcCarthy says Trump did not interfere in Roger Stone case House intelligence briefing on worldwide threat assessment delayed Democrats to plow ahead with Trump probes post-acquittal MORE (D-Calif.) has discussed impeaching President TrumpDonald John TrumpHillicon Valley: US hits Huawei with new charges | Judge orders Pentagon to halt ‘war cloud’ work amid Amazon challenge | IRS removes guidance on Fortnite game currency NASA astronaut reunites with dog after breaking record for longest space mission by a woman Trump says his ‘life would’ve been a lot easier’ if he picked Barr over Sessions MORE for a second time, arguing that both Democrats and Republicans need to focus on problems facing the country instead of resorting to “politics of personal destruction.”
The comments from Wallace come after Swalwell told CNN earlier this week that Democrats are “not going to take our options off the table” regarding future impeachment while discussing Trump’s critical comments regarding the Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneTrump says his ‘life would’ve been a lot easier’ if he picked Barr over Sessions McConnell: Trump ‘ought to listen to’ Barr’s advice on DOJ tweets Federal judge pushes back against Trump criticism of handling of Roger Stone case MORE case, which House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump extends emergency declaration at border The 8 Republicans who voted to curb Trump’s Iran war powers McCarthy says Trump did not interfere in Roger Stone case MORE (D-Calif.) called “an abuse of power” for allegedly attempt to influence a Justice Department matter.
“We’re not going to let [Trump] just torch this democracy because he thinks that he’s been let off once and we’re not going to do something about it,” Swalwell added.
Wallace joined Fox News radio to advise against a second impeachment, saying that “the last thing” Americans want is “to go down this road again.”
“When you’re hearing people like Eric Swalwell say, ‘Well, maybe we’re going to impeach again.’ Insane, just insane,” Wallace told host Chris Foster on “The Fox News Rundown” on Fox News Radio.
“Both sides need to focus on actually helping people deal with the problems that they face in this country,” Wallace continued. “Whether it’s the economy or jobs or education or health care or foreign policy, whatever. They need to be focusing on that and not … staying in this kind of politics of personal destruction.”
Wallace also said Trump should not have weighed in on the recommended sentencing in the Stone case, which was originally set for 7-9 years. The president commented that the length of the sentence was egregious after the recommendation was made public.
“It seems to me that most people in this country, the last thing they want to do is go down this road again,” Wallace said. “And we seem to be headed, not necessarily to impeachment, but down this road of the president doing things that are very questionable. I think weighing in on the sentencing — it wasn’t a guideline — it was a recommendation by prosecutors. And then the recommendation gets changed and now he’s attacking the judge. I think that’s all really misguided on his part.”
Four Justice Department prosecutors resigned from the Stone case on Tuesday after Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrTrump says his ‘life would’ve been a lot easier’ if he picked Barr over Sessions McConnell: Trump ‘ought to listen to’ Barr’s advice on DOJ tweets Federal judge pushes back against Trump criticism of handling of Roger Stone case MORE stepped in to recommend a lower sentence than the agency recommended for lying to Congress and witness tampering.
It was later revealed on Wednesday that Tomeka Hart, a former Democratic congressional candidate, said she served as foreperson on the jury that convicted Stone on obstruction charges in November.
Several of Hart’s anti-Trump tweets were then uncovered, including a March post about the Mueller investigation, which led to the charges against Stone.
A federal judge denied Stone’s request for a new trial on Wednesday.