Pirro, who is perhaps one of the most outspoken voices on Fox News and a loyal Trump supporter couldn’t find it within herself to follow the lead of some of her colleagues by defending the actions of the mob who invaded Congress on Wednesday, leaving five people dead.
Well known for her explosive rants, Pirro started her Saturday night show by saying, “I want to be clear. The actions at the United States Capitol three days ago were deplorable, reprehensible, outright criminal. These frightening and repulsive actions represent the most significant breach on our Capitol in over 200 years. And I don’t care with happened in the past and or whether those who did it think the election was stolen. That is not justification. Seventy-five million of us are still angry about the election, but we don’t storm the Capitol.”
She continued by telling them to stop looking for conspiracy theories such as the one that has been circulated claiming the Antifa somehow managed to infiltrate the crowd. “Stop looking for other people to blame, including those dirt-bag terrorists Antifa. To those of you who did this, you did it, of your own will, and you will be held accountable. Take the veil of politics off. Be totally objective, anyone watching this must condemn it.”
Pirro criticised the reckless tactics that the mob deployed which incriminated most of them and put many people in harm’s way. “And in the end, what was the point? What did you get out of it? Was there even a plan when you got in there, besides looking like a bunch of freaks, breaking windows, carrying off a podium, sitting at Nancy Pelosi’s desk, leaving a love note with fingerprints behind, identifying yourself with selfies, stealing, damaging property, trespassing, looting? Five people are dead in your wake.”
A clip of Pirro rant’s has since been shared on Twitter and has been viewed more than 700,000 times.
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Fox News has been divided on the issue of the riots. Although there has been widespread condemnation of the violence that happened, Sean Hannity has suggested on his radio show that Antifa was involved whereas Greg Gutfeld has suggested that some of their actions were ‘justified’.
However, as The Wrap points out, Pirro’s hands are not clean of the issue as she has previously told her viewers to investigate conspiracy theories about voting machines and suggested that Bill Barr was a supporter of president-elect Joe Biden.