On the second day of public, televised hearings for witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment investigation led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch took the stand for several hours of testimony.
According to the Daily Caller, Fox News’ Chris Wallace chimed in on the matter, telling viewers on Friday “if you are not moved by the testimony of Marie Yovanovitch today, you don’t have a pulse.”
Wallace went on to provide her background, admiring her years of service to the country.
“This is a woman who had served in seven posts for presidents of both parties over more than 30 years, hardship posts, places like Somalia,” Wallace stated.
“She tells the story of being a leading fighter against corruption in Ukraine and being called out of a meeting, that was an event at the U.S. Embassy that was to honor an anti-corruption fighter who was later killed because acid was thrown in that woman’s face, and she’s being told by the secretary general at the State Department, you’re going to have to leave, and you’re going to have to leave on the next plane. We’re worried about your security.”
His assertion that everyone should be “moved” by the former ambassador’s testimony didn’t go over well with Fox News viewers on social media, to say the least.
“Chris Wallace is full of It!!” one user said.
“Movement is not evidence. Lol,” another user wrote.
“I guess I don’t have a pulse,” another user wrote in response to Wallace’s assertion.
Yovanovitch originally accused Trump’s personal attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani of leading a “smear campaign” that would eventually see her recalled from her Ukrainian ambassadorship.
Republicans on House Intel Committee were quick to dismiss her various claims after the hearing was officially ended and held consistent in their beliefs that the president was not guilty of any wrongdoing and continued to label the impeachment investigation as nothing more than political circus.