On January 6, fueled by former President Donald Trump's lies that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him, a mob of pro-Trump extremists stormed the United States Capitol, resulting in the deaths of at least five people.
Only a week later, the Democratic-led House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump a historic second time for inciting an insurrection. Ten Republicans voted in favor with Democrats, making Trump's the most bipartisan presidential impeachment in American history.
In the weeks since, the far-right primetime lineup on the conservative Fox News network has leapt to defend Trump, minimizing the horror of the failed insurrection and scrambling to discredit those who condemn Trump for his role in it.
Such was the case with Fox host Laura Ingraham, who ranted against Democrats and President Joe Biden ahead of Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate.
Such an embarrassing take https://t.co/cL2NrV6eVT— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn Torabi)1612840192.0
"Democrats are arguing that Trump welcomed and incited a violent incursion into the Capitol, when it is they who are enticing illegals to bust through our borders, exploit our resources, and commit crimes."
In front of a graphic with the words "Biden's Insurrection," Ingraham once again broadcast fear and suspicion toward immigrants to her millions of viewers, falsely implying that undocumented immigrants are more prone to commit crimes and that Democrats were ushering them in.
People were astounded at Ingraham's derangement.
Man, it’s tough to excuse a violent insurrection that killed 8 people and be a shameless xenophobic bigot in the sa… https://t.co/p6CR0DuIIB— Sleeping Giants (@Sleeping Giants)1612840952.0
Wow. Could she possibly be more disingenuous and hypocritical if she'd spent her life practicing? Which, realistic… https://t.co/WEcFwWwuwR— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@Khashoggi’s Ghost)1612847951.0
This is what selling your soul looks like. https://t.co/ih5afEiI9s— Johnny (@Johnny)1612841008.0
I’m trying to come up with an analogy for this analogy, but this is such a terrible comparison I can’t think of any… https://t.co/Z7FIdmuppZ— Kellen Iwaniuk (@Kellen Iwaniuk)1612845420.0
Laura Ingraham went from right wing Fox News anchor to the parody of a right wing Fox News anchor that a liberal wr… https://t.co/644k4QpwrX— Jeremy Newberger (@Jeremy Newberger)1612840499.0
They’ve gone full Great Replacement in the last month and it’s one of the most sinister things I’ve seen on the net… https://t.co/TIhiLxRIJ1— nikki mccann ramírez (@nikki mccann ramírez)1612842722.0
The bigoted false equivalence had people thinking Ingraham was out of ideas for defending the former President.
When you’ve literally got nothing https://t.co/j47feuaY1n— vinniemontoya (@vinniemontoya)1612844258.0
She's just throwing stuff on the wall hoping something sticks. Wow. https://t.co/djltaSiE8u— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)1612840776.0
Arguments begin in former President Donald Trump's Senate trial at 1 pm on Tuesday.