This Monday, Wyoming GOP Rep. and Jan. 6 committee vice chairwoman Liz Cheney read aloud texts that were sent to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows by various Fox News personalities — and even one of Donald Trump’s own sons — urging Meadows to convince Trump to try and calm the violence that was erupting at the U.S. Capitol.
Cheney cited texts from multiple Fox News hosts that were sent to Meadows, who she says “knew the President needed to act immediately.” One of those texts came from Fox News host Laura Ingraham.
“Mark, the President needs to tell people in the Capitol to go home,” Ingraham wrote. “This is hurting all of us. He is destroying his legacy.”
Other Fox hosts, such as Sean Hannity and Brian Kilmeade, also sent texts to Meadows begging him to get then-President Donald Trump to quell the violence. The revelations created a firestorm in the media. According to The Washington Post, while Ingraham on the afternoon of Jan. 6 called the attack “disgraceful” and said that “the president needs to tell everyone to leave the building,” later that night, she suggested during her show that some left-wing factions were among the rioters. “I have never seen Trump rally attendees wearing helmets, black helmets, brown helmets, black backpacks — the uniforms you saw in some of these crowd shots,” she said.
In the wake of the revelations, Ingraham’s own brother took to Twitter and said that his sister should be questioned by the Jan. 6 committee.
“I am not at all surprised by this revelation,” Curtis Ingraham tweeted. “Is it time for the January 6th committee to bring my sister in for questioning?!”
In his tweet, he tagged the official Twitter account for his sister’s show.
— Curtis Ingraham (@CurtisIngraham1) December 14, 2021
This is not the first time Curtis Ingraham, who describes himself as a “sibling fact checker,” has been critical of his sister publicly. Earlier this year, he called her “pathetic” for criticizing Dr. Anthony Fauci on Twitter.