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 John TrumpGrassroots America shows the people support Donald Trump Trump speaks to rebel Libyan general attacking Tripoli Dem lawmaker: Mueller report shows 'substantial body of evidence' on obstruction 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 McCainTrump gives nod to vulnerable GOP Sen. McSally with bill signing Democrats need a 'celebrity' candidate — and it's not Biden or Sanders Juan Williams: The high price of working for Trump MORE (Ariz.) and lawyer George Conway, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayThe Hill's Morning Report — Mueller aftermath: What will House Dems do now? George Conway calls for Congress to remove Trump: He's 'a cancer' Hillicon Valley: Cyber, tech takeaways from Mueller report | Millions of Instagram passwords exposed internally by Facebook | DHS unrolling facial recognition tech in airports | Uber unveils new safety measures after student's killing 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 GrahamJudiciary chairman issues subpoena for full Mueller report The Hill's Morning Report — Mueller aftermath: What will House Dems do now? Barr to allow some lawmakers to review less-redacted Mueller report as soon as next week 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 IsaksonJohn (Johnny) Hardy IsaksonCongress punts on disaster aid amid standoff with Trump, Dems Overnight Defense: Transgender troops rally as ban nears | Trump may call more troops to border | National Guard expects 3M training shortfall from border deployment | Pentagon to find housing for 5,000 migrant children Pompeo: Russia complying with nuclear treaty that's up for renewal 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.”