Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo is quickly becoming just as deeply unhinged and absurd than her associates (Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham) over at Fox News, spouting off with ridiculous conspiracy theories that have no basis in fact and only serve to destroy what tiny shred of credibility she might have once had.
On Sunday, during her Fox show “Sunday Morning Futures,” Bartiromo was discussing the rise in coronavirus cases across the country with Sen. John Barasso (R-WY) and suggested the Delta variant of COVID that is putting thousands of Americans in the hospital is actually a plot to steal the 2022 midterm election:
Seriously undercutting that bogus assertion, however, is the fact that the agency tasked with assuring safe and fair elections said while Donald Trump was still president that the 2020 election — which was largely conducted via mail-in ballot — was the most secure in history, as CBS News reported last November:
“Federal election infrastructure officials said in a joint statement on Thursday that the 2020 election was the “most secure in American history.” Meanwhile, President-elect Biden picked up 11 more Electoral College votes as CBS News projected he had won Arizona, giving him a 73 vote margin over President Trump and putting him well over the 270 electoral vote threshold with a total of 290 projected votes.”
As you’d expect, Barasso was eager to agree with Bartiromo, remarking:
Did Barasso offer any proof to support what he said? Of course not! Republicans don’t believe in facts. Instead, they spread bullshit like the QAnon fakery because they know they don’t have any policy positions of their own.
Sounds like Republicans are already worried they’re going to lose in 2022, but it has nothing to do with cheating by Democrats. Instead, they can feel the country turning against them and what they stand for.