what does it say on sahab did not just invented it out of thin air. Shaykh Alee Hassan may of said something to those lines.
He did, he said that is kufr.
Just like they accused him of saying Jarh wa Ta`deel is an innovation even though he is known (almost exclusively) as a Muhaddith. What kind of person would refute the basis for the only type of knowledge he is know for?