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 TrumpFormer New York state Senate candidate charged in riot Trump called acting attorney general almost daily to push election voter fraud claim: report GOP senator clashes with radio caller who wants identity of cop who shot Babbitt 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 McCainMeghan McCain on Pelosi, McCarthy fight: 'I think they're all bad' Democrats seek to counter GOP attacks on gas prices Biden nominates Jeff Flake as ambassador to Turkey MORE (Ariz.) and lawyer George Conway, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayAides who clashed with Giuliani intentionally gave him wrong time for Trump debate prep: book 7 conservative women who could replace Meghan McCain on 'The View' Karen Pence confirms move back to Indiana: 'No place like home' 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 GrahamThe 17 Republicans who voted to advance the Senate infrastructure bill Senate votes to take up infrastructure deal Senators say they have deal on 'major issues' in infrastructure talks 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 IsaksonCritical race theory becomes focus of midterms Former Georgia ethics official to challenge McBath Loeffler meets with McConnell amid speculation of another Senate run 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.”