- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Fox News host Neil Cavuto cut away from White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s press briefing Monday, saying he couldn’t in “good countenance” continue airing it without the chance to fact-check her voter fraud claims.

“There is only one party in America trying to keep observers out of the count room, and that party, my friends, is the Democrat Party,” Ms. McEnany told reporters Monday. “You don’t oppose an audit of the vote because you want an accurate count. You don’t oppose our efforts at sunlight and transparency because you have nothing to hide. You take these positions because you are welcoming fraud and you are welcoming illegal voting.

“We want every legal vote to be counted, and we want every illegal vote to be discarded,” she added.

It was at that moment that Mr. Cavito cut in from the Fox News studio.

“Whoa, whoa, whoa,” he said. “I just think we have to be very clear that she’s charging the other side is welcoming fraud and welcoming illegal voting — unless she has more details to back that up, I can’t in good countenance continue showing you this.

“I want to make sure that maybe they do get something to back that up,” he added. “But that’s an explosive charge to make: That the other side is effectively rigging and cheating.”

Fox News reporters have repeatedly pushed back against the Trump administration’s claims about widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

Sources familiar with network’s decision told The Washington Post that it was Mr. Cavuto‘s call to cut away from the briefing.

Multiple journalists praised Mr. Cavuto for the decision, while conservatives and Trump supporters were outraged.

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