Washington Free Beacon editor in chief Matthew Continetti pointed out Wednesday that it was not considered a constitutional crisis when Republicans demanded documents from then-Attorney General Eric Holder and held him in contempt of Congress.
"This happened in 2011 with Holder and it wasn't a constitutional crisis then, when Republicans were demanding documents over the Fast and Furious scandal. Now suddenly it's a constitutional crisis over—what is it—1.5 percent of the Mueller Report that is still redacted and the underlying evidence? That's a constitutional crisis?" Continetti said during an appearance on MSNBC's Meet the Press Daily on Wednesday.
Continetti also argued against conflating Donald Trump, Jr. with the White House while the panel discussed Sen. Richard Burr's (R., N.C.) decision to issue a subpoena for the president's son.
Former Associated Press Washington bureau chief Ron Fournier argued the current crisis is "bigger than even Watergate," arguing there has not been "a time where the party under attack is this dug in and behind the president, and almost lemming-like following the president."
"We just spent time talking about Burr subpoenaing the president's son. How is that lemming-like in line?" Continetti asked.
"He's one lone voice in a party that has fallen behind the president," he replied.