Fox News host Jesse Watters responded on Monday to California Gov. Gavin Newsom who accused Watters of "aiding and abetting" the Paul Pelosi attacker.
While speaking with CBS News correspondent Major Garrett on Saturday, Newsom accused Watters of being guilty of the "dehumanization" of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
I've seen the dehumanization of Nancy Pelosi. I don't think anyone's been dehumanized like she has consistently. Now I watched this one guy, Jesse Watters or something on Fox News. What he's been saying about Paul Pelosi the last five, six months, mocking him consistently. Don't tell me that's not aiding and abetting all this. Of course it is.
They're sowing the seeds, creating a culture and a climate like this. I mean, look online. Look at the sewage that is online that they amplify on these networks and in social media to dehumanize people like Nancy Pelosi and other political leaders.
During his Fox News shot, Watters "set the record straight" and made it clear his criticism of Paul Pelosi was based only on his DUI.
"Let’s set the record straight: Paul Pelosi got drunk and nearly killed someone with his car, and then the Napa County DA made it go away. We reported that Paul Pelosi got special treatment and mocked him for trying to bribe officers," Watters explained.
"We had to wait forever to get to the bottom of what happened that night, and there [are] still questions we have," he continued. "But Gavin Newsom thinks if you mock a Democrat, it puts them on a target list."
"So let me ask you a question: Who is more at fault here? The governor who didn’t deport the deranged drug-addict felon who thinks is he Jesus or the news guy who fairly covered Paul’s DUI case? I think we both know the answer," he said.