Rep. Katie Hill: 'Fair' to Bar Fox From Debate-Hosting, Because 'No Democrats' Watch Fox

By Susan Jones | March 11, 2019 | 8:55 AM EDT

Katie Hill, now in Congress, speaks to supporters at her election night victory party in California's 25th Congressional district on November 6, 2018 in Santa Clarita, California. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

( - Freshman Rep. Katie Hill, a California Democrat, said on Sunday she thinks it is "pretty fair" that Democrat Party Chair Tom Perez has barred Fox News from hosting any of the 12 scheduled Democrat debates.

Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Hill was asked to comment on the DNC decision:

"Well, I think it's the Democratic primary, and I think we know that there are basically no Democrats who watch Fox News. So, to me, that's pretty fair," Hill said.


Host Chris Wallace said it's not true that Democrats don't watch Fox News.

"I don't know any," Hill said.

Wallace told her, "There are a lot of Democrats that watch Fox News and a lot of independents who watch Fox News."

"Certainly independents, yes," Hill agreed:'s become more and more partisan. And that's unfortunate. I'm here because I do represent a purple district, and it's turning out that more and more of my clothes are purple. I don't know what happened with that.

But – but, a -- you know, I think that -- I think that there is not a feeling right now that there's a lack of bias, and I'm hoping that we can change that. I feel like you're treating me with -- without bias and I appreciate that. And I think that this is something that we have to change.

You know, I personally don't think it helps when we're saying we're not going to have any of the debates on Fox News," Hill said -- contradicting her earlier statement that it was "fair."

I can't -- I don't know how much of that was driven by the candidates, how much of it was driven by the party. You know, I'd -- I'd like to see all of that change. I want to see the media become as unbiased as possible. But, you know, I don't know that we're in that state right now, which is really unfortunate.

The interview ended there.

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