The Democratic National Committee made a mistake by pulling its presidential debates from Fox News after a report on the president's ties with the network, Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., said Monday.
"Look, it's no surprise to anybody, including the Fox News watchers that Fox is largely an instrument of the right wing of the Republican Party," Himes told CNN's "New Day."
"It's a propaganda arm for the White House. However, and the reason I go on Fox, is that it's watched by millions and millions of Americans."
Himes said he believes if Democrats put their ideas before Fox viewers, "I don't care what channel you're on, we will have the appealing idea."
Further, debates are highly structured, said Himes.
"It's not like Sean Hannity can jump in and challenge Bernie Sanders," said Himes. "That's a huge audience. As they say, you don't need to persuade your friends; you need to persuade people who disagree with you."
Himes also commented on calls from Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., urging Special Counsel Robert Mueller to subpoena President Donald Trump.
"I should say here, I never believed for one moment that whatever it was two or three weeks ago that the Mueller report was coming out that week," said Himes. "But I guess my point is that of course if Mueller needed to talk to the president to get at the truth, he should have done it orally."
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