Fox News host Jeanine Pirro went off the rails Saturday evening with an extended rant against Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), who voted this week to convict President Donald Trump on a charge of abusing his power as head of state.
During her opening statement, a visibly angered Pirro pilloried Romney for daring to go against Trump, remarking:
“The first United States senator in American history to vote to convict the president of his own party, Mitt Romney. The sole and only Republican to vote to convict President Trump. How dare he?! How could he?! And why would he?!”
Pirro then asserted that Romney merely wanted to impress others with his impeachment vote:
“He took a stand he thought would impress others. It did. Many on the loony left defended him saying his vote was ‘very patriotic.’ Yes, he endeared himself to the Trump-hating left, the radicals not interested in the America First agenda. Those all about power not truth. So why? Mitt says his strong faith is the reason and that God demanded it of me.”
Just as President Trump did earlier this week at the National Prayer Breakfast, Pirro also mocked Romney’s religious faith:
“Do you ever wonder why people who never mention God or religion only bring it up when they get caught doing something or when they need an excuse for something they did? Kind of like Nancy Pelosi, who so hates Donald Trump, that she almost has a conniption when she tries to get us to believe that she prays for him every day and does not hate him.”
It wasn’t statesmanship or a sense of honor that led Romney to vote against the president, Pirro thundered. Instead, she claimed it was jealousy:
“The truth is you simply despise Donald Trump. Your jealousy of this man is a constant rage burning within you because you can never rise to the heights that he has. Because guys like you fold like wusses.
“At your request Donald Trump supported you in 2012 and 2018 and like a snake in the grass, you turned on him. I have an idea, you need to be removed from office! How about you get the hell out of the United States Senate! The people in Utah are furious with you! And your dream of endearing yourself to the Trump-hating left is a joke.”
But as many on Twitter couldn’t help but remark, Pirro sounded like she’d had a few too many cocktails before going on air:
The wine fueled attacks on Mitt Romney have begun pic.twitter.com/Q43ITknAOe
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) February 9, 2020
“Judge Janine…brought to you by Franzia. Lots, and lots of Franzia.” https://t.co/jN3JB5tz00
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) February 9, 2020
No rational person takes this whiskey voiced scream queen seriously.
— Pete Diviny (@DivinyPete) February 9, 2020
Why in hell does she always look like she’s either going to or came from a cocktail party?
— PreXisting Filthy Mouth (@ElaineRaeBell) February 9, 2020
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