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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld hit back at liberal co-host Jessica Tarlov over the state of Twitter after Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s acquisition of the social media platform.
The exchange on “The Five” began light-hearted until Gutfeld jokingly Tarlov that she was being “too emotional.” Gutfeld, Tarlov, Dana Perino, Jesse Watters, and Katie Pavlich discussed tweets from Musk, including a snafu he was involved in recently regarding the attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of Democrat Rep. Nancy Pelosi.
The conversation went off the rails during a brief moment of tension when Tarlov made a comment about Human Resources watching the show, to which Gutfeld hit back.
Tarlov argued Musk was “promoting complete lies,” to which Gutfeld responded that Musk tends to do “a lot of trolling with his tweets.”
“It’s not a joke,” Tarlov said.
“It is,” Gutfeld fired back. “Look at you. You are getting too emotional about this. You should be enjoying the [free speech.]”
Tarlov replied, “Just because I’m at a higher pitch than you doesn’t mean I’m more emotional than you. It’s just estrogen.”
After a lengthy back and forth, Watters reminded Gutfeld he had just “told a woman she was being too emotional.”
Tarlov then said, “HR watches this, by the way” to which Gutfeld responded, “Is that a threat? Good for you.”
Tarlov joked, “I’m not coming back for the D block.”
Last week, former House Democrat and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard blistered Pelosi amid public concerns regarding Paul Pelosi’s stock trading.
“What we’re seeing here is the same thing that I saw when I was in Congress — is this blatant corruption being exposed in broad daylight — the system is rigged. We have people in positions of power to pass legislation, to enact new policies. They can see, ‘OK, here are the industries or companies that will benefit from this. I’m going to go and make these investments, buy this stock or that stock, or have my husband or wife do it and then make money in the process,’” Gabbard said on the popular Fox News program “Jesse Watters Primetime.”
“I think it’s important also to look at this, especially in the environment that we’re in right now. What is even more dangerous than what we’re seeing here is that we have members of Congress who are investing in companies or industries that will benefit from a new Cold War or conflict, for example. And these are the very same people who are making the policies, who have a vested interest in stoking those tensions and amping up this new Cold War, directly benefiting from it, and simultaneously undermining our actual national security for our country and the interests of the American people,” Gabbard added.
Pelosi has denied allegations of insider trading.
However, Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy slammed Democrats last month for claiming they support a bill aimed at preventing lawmakers from insider trading.
In a letter sent to Pelosi, the Texas Republican slammed Democrats for not moving with any urgency to at least hold a vote on the STOCK Act.
Roy noted that he worked with Democrat Rep. Abigail Spanberger on the bill that would prevent lawmakers and members of their families from trading individual stocks.
“As you are aware, the House floor schedule this week contains the ‘Possible Consideration of Legislation Related to the STOCK Act.’ I am glad to see the House finally taking up the idea of reforming policies related to Member stock trading. However, as one of the original sponsors of reform language — notably introducing HR336, the TRUST in Congress Act, some 2 years ago with my Democrat colleague from Virginia, Abigail Spanberger — I was interested to see the ‘final’ language via Jake Sherman’s Twitter account last night,” Roy wrote.
GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy said there will be an investigation into the Pelosis stock trading.
“I would look through it,” he said of the Democrat proposal to ban stock trading for spouses of Congress members. “What I’ve told everybody is we will come back, and we will not only investigate this, we will come back with a proposal to change the current behavior.”
“Her husband can trade all the way through, but now it becomes a crisis?” he said. “I think what her husband did was wrong.”
“I think we need to bring trust back to this institution,” he said. “I think we have to do a thorough investigation and look at what is the proper role for members of Congress and what influence they have, and I don’t think the proper way to do this is Nancy Pelosi writing the bill because we have proven that she can not do that.”