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Laura Ingraham’s Brother Accuses her of Following in Their Racist Father’s Footsteps

Laura Ingraham’s Brother Accuses her of Following in Their Racist Father’s Footsteps

During last night’s broadcast of The Ingraham Angle, Laura Ingraham compared Confederate statue protestors to ISIS. The comments were controversial, to say the least, and the Fox News anchor faced immediate backlash.

The most severe of this backlash, came from Ingraham’s own brother Curtis. He claimed that Laura was following in the footsteps of their racist father, “I state it again, like father like daughter?! How humiliating to hear these echoes of our father’s anger and racism broadcast about. Shame on my sister!”

Curtis Ingraham, a teacher in Northern California, has been estranged from his sister for many years. Last night was not the first time he spoke out against her. He has also taken issues with his sister’s comments on David Hogg.

In June of this year, he tweeted about the feud, “Once again, I am in full support of David Hogg. My sister’s recent comments likening child detention centers to summer camps is beyond disturbing. Where is her humanity? Sad and tragic.” He also pushed for advertisers to drop his sister’s show.

Curtis talked more about his and Laura’s relationship in a September interview with The Daily Beast. He told the website, “She’s very smart, she’s well spoken, but her emotional heart is just kind of dead,” he said. “And you see it in her face when you see her on TV. She’s ready to destroy. She does not listen to understand—she listens to respond. And her response is always an attack.”

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He also says her views have changed as she has become more religious. Curtis, who is gay, says he felt betrayed when his sister ended her support of rights for LGBT community and gay marriage.

Laura Ingraham has replied to her brother’s comments saying, “My siblings and I are shocked and saddened to learn of these false and hurtful online postings. Although we’ve been estranged from him for many years, we love our brother and miss him very much.”

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