Fox News host Laura Ingraham came out in defense of Senator Al Franken (D – Minnesota), who is facing calls from many of his Democratic colleagues in the Senate to resign after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.
“The Ingraham Angle” host and guest Newt Gingrich both agreed that the crusade against Franken was part of a larger plan by Democrats to set the stage to push out Roy Moore if he is victorious in next week’s election in Alabama for the seat once held by Jeff Sessions — and perhaps even to impeach President Trump.
“Be wary of the lynch mob that you join today because tomorrow it could be coming for your husband, your brother, your son and yes, even your president,” she warned.
“The left is brilliant, they’re really really smart at using the media to create a narrative and pound it all day long that quickly becomes a political bludgeon,” she continued. “The drumbeat of accusations and the calls for scalps advance the false premise that the left are all about protecting women.”
She argued there was a disconnect between the values liberals espouse and what they practice. “In fact both Hollywood and the Democrats have objectified and pornified and abused women for decades and the abusers — let’s not forget — have been celebrated — Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Matt Lauer, Kevin Spacey, Franken, Conyers, Weinstein, the list goes on and on,” she said.
Needless to say, her former Fox News colleagues, Bill O’Reilly and Eric Bolling — who were both muscled out of the network over sexual harassment charges — didn’t make that list which goes on and on.
In any case, Gingrich was fully on board.
“What you saw today was a lynch mob,” the former House speaker said of Democratic calls for Franken to resign. “Let’s not have due process, let’s not ask anybody any questions, let’s not have any chance to have a hearing, let’s just lynch him because when we’re doing lynching him we’ll be so pure, feel so good.”
He then compared the Democratic crusade against sexual misconduct to medieval flagellants who beat themselves in an effort to feed their religious fervor.