Fox News correspondent at massive Geraldo Rivera positioned the blame for Wednesday’s Capitol riot squarely on President Donald Trump and Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz Friday morning.
“I think that what happened, history will judge him and it is something grotesquely disappointing to me, what happened,” mentioned Rivera of the president, who directed supporters to descend on the nation’s capital this week in protest of President-elect Joe Biden election win.
Rivera, a good friend of the president’s who has shared private insights into his emotions, added, “I tell you, I blame Sen. Josh Hawley and Sen. Ted Cruz as much as I blame the president. Those are two brilliant men … They knew there was no constitutional, judicial or legislative path to overturn the election and yet they went along with the phony challenge to the Electoral College.”
Hawley and Cruz each introduced forward of Wednesday’s joint session of Congress that they’d object to certifying Biden’s win. In doing so, they and different Republican lawmakers aligned themselves with Trump, who has baselessly claimed for 2 months that the Democratic get together’s presidential win is the results of widespread voter fraud.
Asked by “Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy why the senators — who each objected to the certification of Biden’s win, even after the lethal riot — would align themselves with a shedding technique, Rivera mentioned they’re “in competition to inherit the Donald Trump constituency.”
After Rivera blasted their “cold, cruel, lean, hungry ambition,” co-host Brian Kilmeade mentioned he was “taking leaps” and didn’t know the senators’ future plans.
Kilmeade defended Cruz particularly, saying he didn’t know the riots have been occurring and didn’t incite them.
“You are so wrong,” Rivera informed Kilmeade, calling the senators “very clever people” who “knew the impact of their words.”
Watch the disagreement beneath, through Fox News.
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— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) January 8, 2021