It's good to know that we live in a country where Geraldo Rivera's not afraid to ask the tough questions.

The Fox News host -- last seen kicking up a huge controversy over hoodies -- was on "Fox & Friends" on Friday, where he decided to weigh in on recent allegations about the Department of Homeland Security. A top female aide to Secretary Janet Napolitano has had to take leave amid charges of sexual harassment and anti-male discrimination.

Rivera went straight to what he felt was the heart of the matter.

"I have a question for you," he said. "Is the subtext of the Department of Homeland Security scandal that there is some kind of lesbian cabal, that it's a same-sex takeover of the big agency?"

As the "Fox & Friends" hosts chuckled slightly nervously, Rivera continued. "It just seems like everyone's talking around it," he said. "Is that really what people are saying? That men are disadvantaged and that women and specifically lesbians, are ruling the roost there?"

"I don't know about that last part," Gretchen Carlson chimed in. Brian Kilmeade valiantly took the baton.

"We don't know for sure, but it's easy to come to that conclusion that there's some different type of glass ceiling separating the Homeland Security Department in this case," he said.

"No machos need apply?" Rivera joked. A round of chortling ensued.

(h/t TPM)