Karl Rove Slams Fox News Hosts For Bringing Up Anti-Rove Protesters (VIDEO)

Fox News contributor Karl Rove directed some unfriendly fire at the hosts of "Fox and Friends" this weekend when the show's anchors decided to ask Rove to respond to protesters who disrupted the former top Bush adviser's book tour.

"This is sad, you people are recycling stuff that happened three to four weeks ago, this is a small blemish on what was a great trip," Rove said when asked about members of the group Code Pink who showed up at a March 30 book signing in Beverly Hills, Calif., called Rove a "war criminal" and brandished handcuffs.

"It was a blemish," he insisted, adding that there were no such incidents at other stops on his book tour.

"Please don't paint this as much a sign of anything," he continued. "These are sort of sad and pathetic people ... Can you imagine being some kind of nut wandering around with handcuffs? Let's not give them any more attention."

The Code Pink protesters have proven to be a thorn in Rove's side at several stops on the tour to promote his book "Courage and Consequence."

The same Code Pink protester who disrupted the Beverly Hills signing also showed up at a recent Rove event in Las Vegas. Code Pink activists are also planning to be a presence at an April 22 book signing with rove In Minneapolis.

Here's a clip of Rove's appearance on "Fox and Friends" on Sunday:

Watch video of Rove getting heckled at the March 30 signing, courtesy of KCAL 9 in Los Angeles: