Each night, Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson regurgitate the latest Republican conspiracy theories. But they deliver it in a very tongue in cheek manner. It seems like the hosts know that they’re spreading lies, but they know their viewers will buy them anyway.
Maria Bartiromo is something different entirely. She seems to truly believe the conspiracy theories hook line and sinker. This way on display Sunday when she excoriated Kevin McCarthy for not taking the Arizona audit more seriously.
The Arizona audit, of course, is a bit of a joke. There’s a reason why few Republican lawmakers and media members are taking it seriously.
That didn’t stop the host from asking Kevin McCarthy, “How come there’s no discussion about all of the states that are changing their voting laws right now? How come there’s no discussion about the audit going on in Arizona right now? What are you going to do? Can you prove to the American people that you are in control here and able to ensure that we will have free and fair elections in 2022 and 2024?”
The house minority leader responded, “We’re fighting every single day. Now we’re watching [Democrats] trying to cheat within elections, inflation at a number we have not seen. This is Jimmy Carter on steroids. And this is just eight months into this administration. We will fight and we will win and the next century will be the American century because we know how to govern.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of the Fox News network:
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