Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner unloaded on President Joe Biden’s administration in the wake of a Sunday report saying that military prosecutors could be considering plea deals for the terrorists who planned the 9/11 attack on United States soil.
Faulkner joined her cohosts on Monday’s broadcast of the network’s midday panel show, “Outnumbered” — and they discussed reports that 9/11 architect Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and several of his co-conspirators might have reached an agreement that would allow them to avoid the death penalty.
"If we don’t know what justice looks like when Americans are killed … are we then a sovereign nation? Do we really, REALLY love the citizens of this great nation? We have a president who hates at least half of them. How do we know? Because he keeps telling us." @HARRISFAULKNER pic.twitter.com/BswPrchqZ2
— Virginia Kruta (@VAKruta) September 12, 2022
Guest cohost Todd Piro noted that the move could be part of a broader effort to rid the United States of the death penalty altogether.
“This could be the push to eliminate the death penalty. Hear me out on this, if a defense attorney looks and says, ‘Hey, you didn’t give the death penalty to the guy who killed 3,000 Americans, why are you going to give it to my client?'” he said.
Faulkner weighed in next, arguing that allowing terrorists to make deals sent a horrible message to the family members of those they had killed.
“I know I can’t speak for every military family out there, but I will speak for mine,” she said. “I’m truly sorry to all of them that we as a sovereign nation can’t continue to act like one. That’s the second time this hour that I have said that.”
“It’s about the border, it’s about this issue. If we don’t know what justice looks like when Americans are killed, are we then — he put it so beautifully — then are we really a sovereign nation?” she continued. “Do we really love the citizens of this great nation? We have a president who hates at least half of them. How do we know? Because he keeps telling us.”
“So what about those military families? Whose children went to war because of what happened, who willingly went and gave their lives – blood and treasure from America – after we were hit?” Faulkner went on to ask. “They will never be the same. Those families who lost their children, and those men and women who are forever damaged from serving that war. What do we say to them when we say we will make a deal for these guys who took more than 3,000 lives of Americans in this country? On American soil? What do we say to those military families? ‘We gave up?’ ‘We got tired?’ ‘We like liberalism in our justice system better than we love you?’ I’m dying to know.”