Hannity echoes Bill Maher, invites Schiff to appear on show

Fox News host Sean Hannity on Monday echoed Bill Maher's call for Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTrump defends firing of intel watchdog, calling him a 'disgrace' Democrats seize on Trump's firing of intelligence community watchdog Trump fires intelligence community watchdog who flagged Ukraine whistleblower complaint MORE (D-Calif.) to appear on the network.

“Bill, thank you. He needs to come. We invited him," Hannity said after Maher said on his HBO program on Friday that Schiff needed to go on Fox News more often.

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"I agree with Bill Maher. You know what? Congressman Schiff, an hour. Mano a mano. Let’s go. And I will point out all the lies, all the misinformation and propaganda you have been pushing for two years.”

Maher told Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chairman, he should appear on Fox News to “get in the bubble” and reach a different audience.

“No one who needs to hear this is hearing you. That’s the problem,” Maher said on his show, “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

“You should go. That’s who needs to hear your message,” Maher said of the Fox News audience. “I thought you weren’t invited. ... Please go.”

Schiff noted that he had been on Fox News before, but had been going less frequently recently.

At the end of the conversation, Schiff said he did intend to make an appearance on Fox News again at some point.

The California lawmaker has been one of President TrumpDonald John TrumpCampaigns face attack ad dilemma amid coronavirus crisis Outgoing inspector general says Trump fired him for carrying out his 'legal obligations' Trump hits Illinois governor after criticism: 'I hear him complaining all the time' MORE's most vocal critics in Congress. He opened a sweeping committee probe into Trump’s personal finances and his potential ties to Russia earlier this month.

Last week, Schiff wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post in which we called on GOP colleagues who he says have expressed concerns about Trump in private to go public with those concerns.