The Delta variant of COVID-19 is very real and it is surging across the country. While all states are experiencing a spike in cases, the problem is particularly bad in red states were vaccination rates are low.
Instead of urging their viewers to protect themselves from the variant, however, the hosts of Fox News are pushing vaccine hesitancy. During a Sunday segment, Maria Bartiromo suggested that the Delta variant is nothing more than a Democratic plot.
The host asked Senator John Barrasso, “It’s all quite convenient with a year to go before the midterm elections. It doesn’t appear the Democrats can win on policy so what are we going to do? Have a lockdown in the summer of 2022 so that we ensure mail-in ballots are flowing from empty parking lots and dead people?”
The Wyoming lawmaker responded, “You’re right on line on that, which is why I see what the Democrats are trying to do now. They have a two-pronged approach. The one is the very liberal policies that are coming forward on amnesty and on the civilian climate core. The things that are expensive, that we can’t afford, that are bad for the country, bad policy. And then there’s this second track. which is to undermine election and integrity of elections in this country, making it easier for Democrats to cheat. That’s their number one priority.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of the Fox News network:
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