Fox News’ Bret Baier Praises GOP ‘Patriots’ Who Defended Trump’s Election Plan

Fox News anchor Bret Baier on Thursday hailed Republican election officials and members of the Donald Trump administration who faced his bogus efforts to overturn the 2020 election as “patriots.” (Watch the video below.)

In comments during the last House hearing on the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot, Baier challenged the select committee’s “premise” that the country was on the brink of losing democracy, citing the efforts of these officials, including US Department leaders. of Trump’s Defense. Justice.

“If anything, this testimony shows … every employee of the state, these DOJ employees, who were again working for President Trump, stood up saying, ‘We have an oath to the Constitution,'” Baier said.

“Even if the president wanted to keep trying to overturn the election, there have been patriots along the way who said we can’t do that, and so I’m not sure that premise sells with all the witnesses they’re bringing forward,” he added.

Fox News colleague Neil Cavuto countered that if one of them had given in to Trump, the outcome could have been “very different”.

“100 percent,” Baier replied.

Earlier this week, Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum offered another break from the station’s pro-Trump messages. She highlighted the “impressive” lack of evidence for the former president’s allegations of electoral fraud.

The hearings featured officials at various levels – many of them Republicans – describing intense pressure from Trump and his allies to overturn the election results.

On Thursday, former acting deputy attorney general, Richard Donoghue, testified that Trump begged him to declare the 2020 election “corrupt” and leave the rest to him and Republican lawmakers.

Earlier this week, Arizona Republican House Speaker Rusty Bowers testified that Trump and his lawyers pressured him to invalidate his state’s election result, despite “no evidence having been presented of any force.”

Baier was attacked by Trump for reporting that Biden won in Arizona.

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