Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Friday hammered anti-Trump conservative columnist George Will for a column he wrote calling Vice President Pence “the worst person in government.”
In the Washington Post column, Will wrote that Pence has become “America’s most repulsive public figure” and “the worst person in government” for his support of President Trump.
“Pence, who has reached this pinnacle by dethroning his benefactor, is augmenting the public stock of useful knowledge,” wrote Will. “Because his is the authentic voice of today’s lickspittle Republican Party, he clarifies this year’s elections: Vote Republican to ratify groveling as governing.”
“The oleaginous Mike Pence, with his talent for toadyism and appetite for obsequiousness, could, Trump knew, become America’s most repulsive public figure,” continued Will.
Calling Will’s column a “whopper” of a “conspiracy theory,” Ingraham balked at the idea that the “low key, self-effacing and loyal Mike Pence” could fit Will’s characterization.
“How could that possibly be?” asked the Fox News host.
“What makes Pence so repulsive exactly?” she asked, referring to Will’s assertion that Trump picked Pence so that “America would have such a revulsion to his VP” that it would remove the heat from himself.
“I found that from George Will really sad,” Ingraham said to her panel later in the show. “He’s had an unbelievable career as one of the premier columnists, writers in the United States. He obviously doesn’t like Donald Trump, that’s fine. But I thought it was filled with such low blows. And I wasn’t even angry about it. I was actually sad about it.”
“I like George Will. A lot of people don’t like George Will who watch this show. I actually like him. I’ve known him for a long time,” she continued. “And it pains me to say this, but I thought the column was beneath him and filled with low blows and not at all in any way illustrative of the man who Mike Pence is. And he’s a wonderful person and I think a very effective vice president.”