‘Woah, woah, woah’: Cavuto cuts away from McEnany presser when she invokes fraud claims
Fox News host Neil Cavuto interrupted a live feed and abruptly cut away from a Trump campaign press conference led by White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Monday afternoon. He told his audience that he could not “in good countenance continue showing” her speech due to her allegations of voter fraud in the contested election between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.
McEnany was joined by Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel who explained that she was attending in her “personal capacity” as an adviser to the Trump campaign. She then went on to say, “This election is not over. Far from it. We have only begun the process of obtaining an accurate, honest vote count.”
“We are fighting for the rights of all Americans who want to have faith and confidence not only in this election but in any elections to come,” she said. “There is only one party in America trying to keep observers out of the count room, that party my friends is the Democrat party,” McEnany proclaimed. “You don’t take these positions because you want an honest election. You don’t oppose an audit of the vote because you want an accurate count. You don’t oppose our effort at sunlight at transparency because you have nothing to hide. You take these positions because you are a welcoming fraud and you are welcoming illegal voting.”
McEnany continued, “We want every legal vote to be counted, and we want every illegal vote to be discarded.”
Fox News cuts away from the Trump campaign press conference with Neil Cavuto saying that they "can't in good countenance continue showing this" when @PressSec says that Democrats are "welcoming fraud and welcoming illegal voting" in the election pic.twitter.com/0d5B5cJ0D8
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 9, 2020
At that point, Cavuto brutally cut her off and said, “Whoa, whoa, whoa, I just think we have to be very clear. She’s charging the other side is welcoming fraud and welcoming illegal voting, unless she has more details to back that up, I can’t in good countenance continue showing you this.”
He continued, “I want to make sure that maybe they do have something to back that up. That is an explosive charge to make that the other side is effectively rigging and cheating. If she does bring proof of that we will take you back.”
He added, “So far, she started saying right at the outset welcoming fraud, welcoming illegal voting, not so fast.”
Cavuto has been one of the Fox News hosts that have challenged President Trump, especially over the past several months. Back in May, he warned viewers not to take hydroxychloroquine on the president’s recommendation, saying “I cannot stress that enough. This will kill you.”
This development comes as Fox News faced backlash last week during the 2020 presidential election when they called the state of Arizona for Joe Biden very early in the game before hundreds of thousands of votes were counted.
The Trump campaign has filed lawsuits in numerous states amid accusations of voting irregularities. The media, including Fox News, declared over the weekend that Biden was the projected winner of the race and the presumed President-elect.
Trump-Pence 2020 general counsel Matt Morgan argued in a statement that “the president is on course to win Arizona outright, despite the irresponsible and erroneous ‘calling’ of the state for Biden by Fox News and the Associated Press.”
Lawsuits are now pending in front of the Supreme Court over the 2020 election.