Fox Nation host David Webb said Jussie Smollett is a "liar" and he must pay a price for the alleged hoax he perpetrated on Chicago and America at large.

"He has cost the city of Chicago millions of dollars, resources that police could have been using to solve other crimes," Webb said on Thursday's "Reality Check," noting that there have been more than 100 shootings in the Windy City since Smollett was allegedly assaulted on Jan. 29.

Webb commended Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and the Chicago PD for getting to the bottom of the case, but he questioned why so many resources were used on the Smollett investigation.

"This announcement today recognizes that 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career," Johnson said at a news conference on Thursday.

"I’m left hanging my head and asking why. Why would anyone, especially an African American man, use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations?"



Webb said that Smollett should pay a "sincere and significant price," whether that means he's prosecuted at the federal or local level.

"I've called it from the beginning. This was a story with a lot of holes in it," Webb said. "The people of Chicago should demand their tax dollars back for this hoax not only on Chicago but on the American people in a false race narrative."

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