Fox News host Chris Wallace paid tribute to political commentator Charles Krauthammer, saying he most admired him as a man who didn’t belong to any “political camp.”
Wallace, who hosts “Fox News Sunday,” told Fox News host Sandra Smith that Krauthammer’s letter was “quintessential Charles Krauthammer” because it was “honest,” “graceful,” and “brave.”
Krauthammer broke his neck while in college, leaving him without the use of his legs or arms. However, Wallace noted that in all the years he’s known him, he never heard him “express any sense of pity,” or “why me?”
“He led his life fully, vibrantly. Yes, he was very badly disabled. No use of his legs. Almost no use of his hands,” he said. “And yet he lived a full life.”
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Wallace listed off a string of impressive accomplishments Krauthammer achieved in both his professional and personal life.
However, he noted that the thing he most admired about his colleague had nothing to do with his paralysis but had to do with how he approached politics. He explained:
“In a world in which we all, there’s a tendency to fall into tribes, you’re in this camp or you’re in this camp, Charles’ camp was his honesty, his values, his conviction. He could be lacerating in going after the excesses of liberalism, he could be just as tough going after the betrayals of his conservatism.”
Wallace added a message for his friend Krauthammer’s wife Robin and his son Daniel as well.
“I want you to know that I love you,” he said. “I flatter myself and feel so honored to consider myself a colleague of yours.”
The Fox News host ended his sentiments about his colleague with the declaration, “You are a great man.”
On Friday, the 68-year-old announced that his cancer had returned and that doctors predict he only has a few weeks to live.
“I leave this life with no regrets,” he said in a statement. “It was a wonderful life — full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living.”