It's routine for Democrats to clash with the more conservative-leaning hosts on Fox News, which doesn't seem to be a theme ending anytime soon. During a broadcast on Thursday night, one network host ran into a metaphorical buzz-saw in the form of a Democratic member of congress.

Fox News and Dems

It all started two decades ago when Roger Ailes founded the Fox News Channel as an alternative news outlet to provide Americans a more conservative approach to politics. With names like Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity as the network's top stars, Fox News vaulted to the top of the ratings and has remained the number one cable news channel in the country for the better part of the last 20 years.

From the days of the Bill Clinton impeachment trial, to defending George W. Bush, blasting Barack Obama on a nightly basis, while currently standing by the side of Donald Trump, Fox News is known as a political safe spaces for those on the right of the political spectrum who believe the mainstream media is made up of "liberal elites." Since the start of the Trump administration, Fox News has been the president's top advocate, with both sides having such a close relationship that the billionaire real estate mogul has been known to tweet about his favorite programs on the network. However, due to Fox News being crafted for a conservative audience, liberals and Democrats are not always presented in the most positive light. As seen on the October 26 edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," the host and his Democratic guest didn't see eye to eye [VIDEO].

(Sherman fires back at 1:00 in the above video.)

During a Fox News segment on Thursday night, host Tucker Carlson invited Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman of California to address the recent Washington Post story that revealed the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) reportedly funded the research that led to the now infamous "pee tape" dossier about Donald Trump. Despite Carlson pushing the issue, Sherman was aggressive in not taking the bait [VIDEO]as he attempted to shift the conversation to the president's controversial tax plan.

"I am here to talk about the tax bill," Sherman said. In response, Tucker Carlson replied, "We don't have a tax bill." Sherman then went on to break down Trump's tax reform plan, while Carlson chimed in an attempt to direct the conversation back to the alleged funding of the dossier by the Democrats.

After Carlson told the congressman he could come back to his show to speak about taxes, Sherman was quick to fire back.

Fox News heat

"No, you won’t!" Brad Sherman said, before adding, "I've been trying to get on your show again and again and again and you only have me on to talk about nonsense." When Carlson pushed for Sherman to speak about potentially stolen information in the dossier, the congressman said he didn't know, while adding, "I don’t know whether there are Martians who have landed on this planet." The segment wrapped soon after, with the Fox News host accusing the Democrat of putting on a "performance."