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Fox News Hosts Freak Out Over 'Priggish' Mitt Romney's Vote To Convict Trump

Tucker Carlson refused to say the GOP senator's name out loud and Laura Ingraham demanded his resignation.

Fox News prime time hosts jumped into full-on defense of President Donald Trump mode on Wednesday night.

Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham all used their popular cable shows to attack Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) after he was the only Republican senator to vote to convict Trump in his impeachment trial. Trump was later acquitted by the GOP-controlled Senate.

Carlson refused to say Romney’s name on his show.

“That senator shall go unnamed on this show on the grounds that silly moral preening should not be rewarded with the publicity it is designed to garner,” Carlson said in this segment:

Hannity claimed Romney “is now a diminished figure.”

“Clearly, losing a presidential election ruins people,” said the “Hannity” host, a reliable Trump defender who has promised to campaign for the president’s reelection. He later suggested Romney “clearly cannot accept and get over the fact he lost” the 2012 presidential election to former President Barack Obama.

“The difference between him (Romney) and Donald Trump is Donald Trump fought every single day, was tough, and tough enough to win,” Hannity added.

Ingraham, meanwhile, demanded Romney quit the Senate.

“Mitt, you made your stand. Now you should resign,” the cable personality said. “You committed a fraud on the people of Utah, on the Republican Party, on the Constitution and have thoroughly embarrassed yourself.”

Check out the clip here:

Ingraham also gave Romney a new nickname with this tweet:

Over on Fox Business, Trump fancier Lou Dobbs likened Romney to Judas, Brutus and Benedict Arnold.

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