Fox News host Laura Ingraham has accepted President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory in her strongest terms yet, telling her disillusioned viewers on Monday night that President Donald Trump’s legal challenges to the election result were destined to fail and that Biden would in all likelihood become the next President of the United States.
“As unpleasant and disappointing as these past three weeks have been to so many of us, as much as we wish things were different, this is where things stand tonight,” she told viewers.
“Now, legal challenges continue in a number of states. Serious questions about vote counting, poll-watcher access, are outstanding. But unless the legal situation changes in a dramatic, and frankly an unlikely manner, Joe Biden will be inaugurated on January 20,” she added.
The remarks came more than two weeks after Fox News joined every major TV network in calling the election for Biden on November 7.
Ingraham noted that she still supported the president’s right to challenge the election results in the courts but that the challenges are unlikely to change the results.
“Now, to say this does not mean I don’t think that this election was rife with problems and potential fraud,” she said. “And to say this does not constitute being a sellout to the conservative populist movement I’ve been fighting for here for — I don’t know — 25 years. And it does not mean that I disagree at all with the president’s right and obligation to pursue all legitimate legal challenges to this outcome.”
“To say this constitutes living in reality,” she added. “And if I offered you a false reality, if I told you there was an excellent, phenomenal chance that the Supreme Court was going to step in and deliver a victory to President Trump, I would be lying to you.”
Ingraham appears to be the first of the major Fox News pundits to speak so directly about Biden’s win.
Many viewers did not take well to Ingraham’s remarks, with many taking to Twitter to rip her to shreds.
Somehow I have a feeling you’ll regret this one, Laura! It won’t age well.
— Kdub$ (@ickarenandtim) November 24, 2020
Now that you and Tucker Carlson have thrown in the towel, I’m totally done with Fox News.
— donald wilson (@wilsondrkw) November 24, 2020
Same, she just ruined her credibility as a reporter. 😂
— Dave Hyatt (@hyattart) November 24, 2020
Nope! Trump will succeed in reelection! Don't dare to patronize us! Very disappointed!
— president-elect, Eunice (@withlove8888888) November 24, 2020
A little too much fillers and botox Laura, nice knowing you.
— Marcat (@Marcat6) November 24, 2020
I loved you on the radio. Fox has ruined you.
— Kathy Shrout (@geminitulip) November 24, 2020
Sell out. Hope they paid you well. We the people will never forget.
— BOBBY JO (@BOBBYJOSTRYKER) November 24, 2020
Let’s watch her followers drop as fast as her ratings will too.
— Kate Smith (@TinyStar84) November 24, 2020