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 TrumpConway defends herself against Hatch Act allegations amid threat of subpoena How to defuse Gulf tensions and avoid war with Iran Trump says 'stubborn child' Fed 'blew it' by not cutting rates 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 McCainVeterans group to hand out USS John McCain T-shirts for July 4 on the National Mall Will we ever have another veteran as president? Meghan McCain clashes with Joy Behar as the 'sacrificial Republican' on 'The View' MORE (Ariz.) and lawyer George Conway, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayConway defends herself against Hatch Act allegations amid threat of subpoena This week: Congress set for clash on Trump's border request House Oversight Committee to vote on authorizing subpoena for Kellyanne Conway 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 GrahamGOP senators divided over approach to election security GOP lawmakers want Mulvaney sidelined in budget talks Trump urged to quickly fill Pentagon post amid Iran tensions 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 IsaksonVA chief pressed on efforts to prevent veteran suicides Senators revive effort to create McCain human rights commission Senate passes disaster aid bill after deal with Trump 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.”