“I have stayed away from criticizing Fox News for years, for a lot of different reasons,” Scarborough continued. “But you see the irresponsibility, especially this weekend. Fox News — let me say this — they are fomenting a constitutional crisis by suggesting to people watching Fox News in middle America, that somebody is attempting a coup, a coup against our government.”

Barnicle added that “coup” is defined as a “violent overthrow or altering of an existing government by a small group,” claiming “that’s what they’re pushing about a fact-finding, truth-seeking mission.”

“Let us be very clear, that was set up by Donald Trump’s own administration, his own Justice Department, his own attorney general, his own deputy attorney general,” Scarborough said. “This is called the rule of law, this wasn’t the ‘deep state,’ this was Donald Trump’s state.”