Radio host Michael Smerconish went on a bizarre tangent on his SiriusXM show Tuesday as he sparred with callers over whether the door of Jeffrey Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion should’ve been damaged in the raid by feds over the weekend.
“The SDNY indictment and excellent reporting by @jkbjournalist are convincing that Jeffrey Epstein is bad guy who has done terrible things and needs to be severely punished,” tweeted Smerconish, who hosts “The Michael Smerconish Program” on Sirius’ POTUS Channel. “F him. But could the feds not have used a locksmith instead of a crowbar on those doors?”
Smerconish’s case for the preservation of the convicted pedophile’s home furnishings set off a firestorm Tuesday as callers dialed in to question whether his outrage was misdirected.
“You are wasting too much time on the outrage of doors when there’s way more important things,” one caller said.
But the host doubled down on his comments saying, “I saw things that I thought was really odd or misplaced and I decided to comment.”
Smerconish insisted that he wasn’t defending Epstein but took issue with how the feds gained entry into his $77 million home at Nine East 71st St.
“I believed Jeffrey Epstein has slept in this house for the final time,” Smerconish said. “It’s not about him. It’s the case and how the government approached it.”
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