Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo appears to be gunning for Jeanine Pirro’s title as the network’s resident weekend wino after she went ballistic on Sunday Morning Futures yesterday.
The anchorwoman was trending all day on Twitter on Sunday after she defended her reporting, psychotically telling critics, “Keep trashing me, I’ll keep telling the truth!”
It all started when she invited Sen. Ron Johnson onto the show to talk about a number of right wing hot topics, including Hunter Biden’s laptop, whether COVID-19 leaked from a Chinese lab, and the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
“Armed insurrection is what Nancy Pelosi keeps calling January 6,” Bartiromo scoffed. “Senator, how many guns were actually taken up on that day, since she says it was armed?”
To which the antigay senator from Wisconsin replied, “I asked the FBI witness. Not one! Not one gun was recovered either in the Capitol or on the Capitol grounds according to that FBI witness, so that’s just one of the latest big lies.”
This, of course, is a lie.
Earlier this year, Johnson received a “pants on fire” rating from Politifact after he lied and said the attack on the Capitol building was not an armed insurrection:
Police stopped only a fraction of the violent protestors Jan. 6, but we still know of guns and explosives seized in and around the Capitol. And we know rioters brought knives, brass knuckles a stun gun, and other weapons. Just as notable, video plainly shows the mob using all manner of makeshift weapons to attack police and force their way in, including hockey sticks, flagpoles, fire extinguishers, and a police shield stolen from an officer.
And a fact check from USA Today in March also found that the Department of Justice has pressed gun charges on at least three people connected to insurrection, including one who was allegedly found in possession of a loaded handgun and an extra magazine.
Later in the segment, Bartiromo presented Johnson with a laundry list of what she called “the biggest lies of all” being circulated among Democrats. On the list was the January 6 attack being qualified as an “armed insurrection.”
Bartiromo said she was “so incredibly proud” of her team for “telling every story.”
“We’ve been on the right side of it for seven years going,” she falsely stated. “I’ve been trashed every day along the way. Keep trashing me, I’ll keep telling the truth!”
This, of course, is another lie.
Bartiromo is currently fighting off a lawsuit by voting technology company Smartmatic, in which she accused of causing grievous harm the company by falsely stating it was involved in widespread election fraud.
Here’s what folx on Twitter are responding to her Sunday morning meltdown…
Maria Bartiromo is three whiskey sours away from her final form of Jeanine Pirro. pic.twitter.com/v3NEWxuGpM
— Derek the Fully Vaccinated (@i__m__kered) June 20, 2021
I saw that Twitter listed Maria Bartiromo under journalists and I laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed …
Ahhhh … too funny.
— Chafed Charlie (@ChafedCharlie) June 20, 2021
I guess Judge Jeanine has competition, now.
— Pietro 🇺🇸🇮🇹 (@ConstantRebel55) June 20, 2021
The only person trashing Maria Bartiromo is Maria Bartiromo. pic.twitter.com/gfOWc1YttK
— Ron Shaw (@s99_ron) June 20, 2021
Maybe Maria Bartiromo would get trashed less if she didn’t spew hot garbage at us.
— Kate 🤍🇺🇸 (@ImSpeaking13) June 20, 2021
Maria Bartiromo is the Sidney Powell of Judge Box Wine’s pic.twitter.com/2hxof2GR8V
— itsallrealitv (@itsallrealitv) June 20, 2021
this woman clearly snapped. i watched her do the business reporting at CNBC and she showed no sign of this type of extreme behavior..wow…
— RED HEADED STEPCHILD (@stevebr99361175) June 21, 2021
Maria Bartiromo is just Jeanine Pirro without the drinking problem.
— jose lopez (@marauderjoe) June 20, 2021
Maria Bartiromo: “Keep trashing me.
I’ll keep telling the truth.”
Sane citizens: “Stop lying.
Then you won’t BE trash.”
— Duty To Warn 🔉 (@duty2warn) June 20, 2021
Why does every woman on Fox look like they’ve had 4 shots of 151
— Jedi Buns (@BastienBlonde) June 20, 2021
Maria Bartiromo is the new Jeanine Pirro. pic.twitter.com/AdLhZWxwZ3
— Nomi_Malone (@chag_nomi) June 20, 2021
Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.