Fox hosts spar during debate over comparisons between Capitol, Portland riots

A pair of "Fox & Friends" hosts on Tuesday got into a heated debate over comparisons between President TrumpDonald TrumpSchumer: Impeachment trial will be quick, doesn't need a lot of witnesses Nurse to be tapped by Biden as acting surgeon general: report Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency MORE supporters rioting at the Capitol last week and similar instances of civil unrest amid Black Lives Matter demonstrations over the summer.

"Brian, you're talking about people who work in the Congress," co-host Steve Doocy said on Wednesday morning in the exchange with co-host Brian Kilmeade. "The Congress was under attack last week — it was looted. There was a riot."

Kilmeade interjected, saying, "So was Portland every day and nobody cared on the left. Those people have lives, too. Just because they don't have medallions to go through metal detectors every day. All the state houses and the police houses that were ransacked and nobody cared."


Doocy responded: "I don't think what they were doing in Portland was trying to overthrow the democracy."

Kilmeade shot back, "Well, they would if they could."

Doocy said "he gets it" and there "is some equivalency if you look at the fact that they were both attacks and they were both protests" before acknowledging "the president is the one who said come to Washington and let's have this big thing it's gonna be wild. And it was wild."

Supporters of President Trump stormed the Capitol Building last week as a joint session of Congress met to certify Joe BidenJoe BidenBudowsky: A Biden-McConnell state of emergency summit DC might win US House vote if it tries Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman inks deal with IMG Models MORE's Electoral College victory. Democrats have introduced an article of impeachment against Trump following the incident, saying he "incited insurrection" against the government and plan to vote on the measure Wednesday. 

Trump said Tuesday his remarks at a speech he gave just prior to the riots were totally "appropriate" and his removal via the 25th Amendment, which some Republicans have called for, is of "no risk" to him.