Fox News's Cavuto knocks GOP lawmakers for not condemning Trump attacks

Fox News host Neil Cavuto ripped various Republican lawmakers for not responding more critically to various attacks from President TrumpDonald TrumpSenators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House Georgia secretary of state withholds support for 'reactionary' GOP voting bills MORE, saying they “swallow their pride and keep taking the hits.”

Cavuto specifically referenced Trump’s frequent and most recent attacks aimed at former Republican Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainCindy McCain planning 'intimate memoir' of life with John McCain Trump-McConnell rift divides GOP donors Arkansas state senator says he's leaving Republican Party MORE (Ariz.) and lawyer George Conway, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayGeorge Conway calls for thorough Lincoln Project probe: 'The lying has to stop' Claudia Conway advances on 'American Idol,' parents Kellyanne, George appear The swift death of the media darlings known as the Lincoln Project MORE.

“The president calls George Conway a ‘whack job’ and a ‘stone-cold loser,’ and his wife just lets it go. Calls the late John McCain even worse things, yet his old Senate pals largely let it ride,” Cavuto said Wednesday on Fox News, specifically pointing out Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamPassage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act is the first step to heal our democracy Progressive support builds for expanding lower courts McConnell backs Garland for attorney general MORE (R-S.C.), who was close friends with McCain and is an ally of Trump.


Trump on Wednesday continued his attacks on Conway, calling him a “loser” and “whack job” in various posts on Twitter.

He also jabbed at McCain, who passed away last year. Trump said he never got a “thank you” for McCain's funeral, which the president said he approved.

“A lot of these guys just swallow their pride and keep taking the hits, hoping the machine gun threatening fire out of the White House will find another target,” Cavuto said.

Cavuto did acknowledge Sen. Johnny IsaksonJohnny IsaksonLoeffler leaves door open to 2022 rematch against Warnock Perdue on potential 2022 run: GOP must regain the Senate Bottom line MORE (R-Ga.), who called Trump’s criticism of his former Senate colleague McCain “deplorable.”

Cavuto added that GOP lawmakers are opting to stay quiet “no matter how much it hurts you or demeans you or makes average folks wonder whether there is any backbone to you.”