'Fox & Friends' hosts credit Bill Maher for comments about Dems

"Fox & Friends" hosts applauded liberal comedian and commentator Bill Maher on Saturday after he knocked Democrats on his show for refusing to allow Fox News to host a Democratic presidential primary debate.

Maher went after Democrats on his show Friday night for refusing to appear on Fox News, comparing the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) decision to avoid the network for primary debates to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump calls for Republicans to be 'united' on abortion Tlaib calls on Amash to join impeachment resolution Facebook temporarily suspended conservative commentator Candace Owens MORE's tendency to avoid networks such as MSNBC or CNN for interviews.

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"New rule: Grow a pair," Maher scolded on his show. "Last week, the Democrats made a terrible decision when they announced that they had turned down Fox News's offer to host one of their 2020 primary debates, saying that Fox was nothing more than propaganda. OK, so why not go on Fox News and tell them that?"

"You want to be in the big leagues, but you refuse to ever play an away game? You don’t like the questions that Fox News might ask, so you’re deciding to not take any questions at all? How very Trump of you," Maher added.

Fox News's Ed Henry responded to Maher's criticism on Saturday.

"How much truth he’s speaking to his own party about the resistance movement being a bunch of wimps — not actually getting in and fighting on ideas, for example, just taking cheap shots," he said.

Co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy added that Republicans were accustomed to appearing on networks such as CNN and MSNBC, while Democrats, she argued, refused to appear on Fox.

"It's not just on [Maher's] show that Republicans are willing to go on," she said. "Most of the media is very liberal, and conservative Republican members of Congress are very accustomed to going on to CNN and MSNBC and ABC and taking tough questions, and yet the Democrats are afraid to do that."