Bartiromo is set to begin a trial run as a rotating Fox News primetime host, on its new 7 p.m. opinion show.
She was also was a major promoter of debunked conspiracy theories offered by Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani and ally Sidney Powell, with Bartiromo falsely claiming on December 14 that “President Trump did in fact win the election.”
Even after the events of the January 6 insurrection, Bartiromo has still continued to attempt to undermine confidence in the 2020 election result, insisting on January 14 that “we know that that there were irregularities in this election.”
One Fox staffer spoke out about Bartiromo to The Washington Post's Jeremy Barr:
Maria Bartiromo will get a tryout as Fox's new 7 pm host
A news staffer tells me: “It is ludicrous and disheartening that we are rewarding her with a primetime spot, knowing fullwell she is among the most responsible for propagating the big election lie'https://t.co/4A7rIQDas6
— Jeremy Barr (@jeremymbarr) January 19, 2021
Meanwhile, a report in the Los Angeles Times has found that the suspects who have been arrested since the January 6 attack on the Capitol have represented “a broad cross section of President Trump’s supporters — people with office jobs, kids and mortgages, and otherwise respectable public reputations,” along with some “fringe radicals.”