Panelists on Fox News’ “The Five” could not help but burst out laughing on Wednesday as they mocked former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile for outrageously claiming that “there’s no First Amendment right to lie.”
Brazile, who is now a Fox News contributor, was appearing on the show to discuss the fact that Donald Trump has gone to war with Twitter after the social media added a fact check label to some of his tweets on Tuesday. Co-host Jesse Watters went on a long rant against Twitter for what the site did, saying the move could end up “helping the president” by proving that “the whole thing is so cooked up.”
Brazile fired back by mocking Watters for “whining” before later going on a rant of her own, saying she would have “deleted” Trump’s tweets if it was up to her.
That’s when she took things a step further and made her ridiculous statement about the First Amendment.
“There’s no First Amendment right to lie. Period,” she said.
The statement was so blatantly wrong that the panel was left speechless for a second before they erupted in mockery of her.
“You can’t lie?!” a stunned Greg Gutfeld asked, with Dana Perino responding with, “well, actually, you can.”
Brazile proceeded to double down, saying emphatically, “There is no First Amendment right to lie. There’s no First Amendment right to lie. You just go ahead and lie.”
“I can say I’m 6 feet tall. Are you going to have me arrested?” Gutfeld responded. “What would happen to politicians, Donna? If you couldn’t lie, you’d have no politics.”
This just goes that Democrats want to police everything these days, even our freedom of speech. Make no mistake, the left is after our First Amendment rights, and they will eventually do whatever they can to restrict them if we allow them to take this any further. Brazile’s ignorance about the first amendment may seem funny now, but it won’t be a laughing matter much longer if her fellow radical Democrats take control.