Fox News and Fox Business personalities and guests spent Friday morning smearing Democrats as disloyal traitors after the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan resolution restricting President Donald Trump’s future use of force against Iran.
Fox News figures had already questioned Democrats’ loyalty before the resolution passed. Immediately after the U.S. conducted a deadly strike against Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, several Fox figures defended the administration’s failure to notify Congress prior to the assassination. On January 6, Fox Business host Lou Dobbs said that Democrats “suggest they are more aligned with Iranian interests than those of the United States.” Fox contributor Jason Chaffetz said that Democrats were “almost rooting harder for the Iranian interests than they are American interests.” And Fox contributor Dan Bongino said Democrats’ criticism of Trump’s decision to assassinate Soleimani “makes you seriously ask the question: What team are you on?”
Fox personalities and guests continued the smear campaign against Democrats’ loyalties on Friday:
Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade: “We seem to have one party taking Iran’s side” after Soleimani’s assassination.
Fox contributor Charles Hurt: “You get the sense that they’re almost rooting for failure” against Iran.
Fox Business guest Qanta Ahmed: Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) “has no allegiance to the United States that I can detect.”
Fox Business guest Lara Trump: The Democrats “support terrorists, apparently, because so many of them think that killing Soleimani was a terrible idea.”
Fox Business guest Rob Smith: “I do not blame” the Trump administration for failing to notify congressional Democrats about the Soleimani assassination, “because I do believe that they would have leaked it.”