Maddow reacted to a Politico report that Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., was “extremely shaken” by footage from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot offered by Democratic House impeachment managers. The report described Lankford as “teary-eyed” and having to be comforted by Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont.
“Occurs to me now that these of us who’ve coated this story, and the general public who’ve adopted protection of it, have seen some (however definitely not all) this footage earlier than,” Maddow started. “GOP Senators who principally or solely eat conservative media actually is likely to be seeing it for the primary time.”
She then turned her sights on Fox News.
“Thinking of it significantly as a result of Fox News Channel has not been taking the trial at this time,” Maddow instructed her 106 million Twitter followers. “There might be a disconnect between GOP Senators seeing all these things, and their base voters whose information at this time was, like, tradition warfare stuff concerning the NBA or the War on Christmas or no matter.”
Fox News aired nearly all of the impeachment listening to on Wednesday along with the opening statements from the impeachment managers and Trump’s authorized group on Tuesday.
Fox News has additionally been streaming protection of the impeachment trial on FoxNews.com.
Maddow’s tweet was referred to as out on social media, together with by NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck.
“It’s 100% false to say that Fox News Channel hasn’t been carrying the trial *in any respect,*” Houck wrote.
Maddow later walked back her tweet to make clear that Fox News did air the impeachment trial on Wednesday, however left up her preliminary tweet with the false declare.
MSNBC did not instantly reply to Fox News’ request for remark.
While Maddow has touted the legitimacy of President Biden’s victory within the 2020 presidential election, she sang a unique tune after Donald Trump was sworned in a president, suggesting his presidency was illegitimate due to Russian interference within the 2016 election.
“Over the closing months of our presidential election and proper up by the lame duck interval earlier than the brand new president was sworn in, we — the American individuals, we had dropped on us a sequence of reports bombs about Russia influencing our election, proper? There was the unconfirmed file of grime on Donald Trump that the Russian authorities had allegedly collected and was allegedly utilizing towards him to get him to do their bidding,” Maddow stated through the opening phase of “The Rachel Maddow Show” on Jan. 26, 2017, lower than every week after Trump’s inauguration.
“That unconfirmed, super-inflammatory file of knowledge was reportedly collected by a well-respected former MI6 British intelligence operative. It was revealed on-line final month, whereupon that former British intelligence operative promptly disappeared,” Maddow continued. “He took himself off the grid. His enterprise accomplice stated he did it for his personal security.”
Maddow grew to become MSNBC’s star host by pushing the Russian collusion concept between the Trump marketing campaign and the Kremlin.
Fox News’ Brian Flood contributed to this report.