Fox News Channel introduced viewers to a new lineup on Sunday.
Former South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy kicked things off for the network.
And Fox News viewers never expected to hear these shocking words from Trey Gowdy’s mouth.
Trey Gowdy kicked off his program on Sunday by discussing the gun-control bill RINO John Cornyn (R-TX) helped push through Congress and onto Biden’s desk for his signature.
The gun-control bill included funds to incentivize states to adopt red flag confiscation laws, which allow judges to confiscate firearms from law-abiding Americans based on hearsay “evidence” and without due process of law.
Fox News viewers were stunned when Gowdy, who is a former prosecutor, came out in full support of red flag laws.
Gowdy told viewers that politicians and pundits who oppose the legislation have no clue what due process even means.
“In the aftermath of murdered schoolchildren in Texas, Congress passed legislation designed in part to explore red flag laws. There was opposition with critics saying the law violates due process, which begs the question, what does that term mean?” Gowdy began.
Of course, Gowdy is right about due process having a very strict definition.
But that doesn’t mean the Constitution allows the federal government to seize firearms from law-abiding Americans without accusing or convicting them of committing a crime as Gowdy claimed.
“Due process is not a math equation. It’s not a number or a rigid paradigm. It is a legal standard which ebbs and flows depending on what is at stake. Our Constitution makes it clear, twice in fact, no person can be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process. That also means a person can be deprived of life, liberty, and property if due process is given. Due process applies to being passed over for a promotion at work. But there is a big difference in what that due process looks like. When it comes to your life, due process is rigorous as you would expect,” Gowdy added.
Gowdy then claimed it was OK to shred the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans because it allegedly helps prevent school shootings.
“Due process is different depending on what the government is trying to do. The question then becomes what should due process look like if a family member or law enforcement officer credibly believes someone is a threat to themselves or others? Would we rather due process come before the shooting in front of a judge, or would we rather due process come after a mass shooting in a death penalty trial for the murder of schoolchildren?” Gowdy declared.
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