Lou Dobbs knocks 'petty' Republicans criticizing Trump

Fox Business host Lou DobbsLouis (Lou) Carl DobbsDominion lawyer: We haven't ruled out suing Trump, other media outlets What to know about Dominion's legal fight with Fox News Bartiromo to host 'Fox News Primetime' next week MORE on Friday attacked top Republicans for not standing with former President TrumpDonald TrumpFreedom Caucus member condemns GOP group pushing 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions' MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's new free speech site to ban certain curse words Secret Facebook groups of special operations officers include racist comments, QAnon posts: report MORE after he endorsed them, calling them "petty" and ungrateful.

Dobbs, a vocal backer of Trump, went after Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielRNC rolls out ad campaign hitting Democrats over election reform RNC to shadow Biden as he promotes COVID-19 relief bill Fundraising spat points to Trump-GOP fissures MORE, saying she had "lost her way," and criticized House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyKinzinger: Republicans who join 'America First' caucus should be stripped of committees McCarthy: GOP not the party of 'nativist dog whistles' Pro-Trump lawmakers form caucus promoting 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions' MORE (R-Calif.) and Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPew poll: 50 percent approve of Democrats in Congress Pelosi on power in DC: 'You have to seize it' Progressives put Democrats on defense MORE (Ky.), calling them "managers" and not "leaders."

“The Mitch McConnells, the Kevin McCarthys, they are frankly not up to snuff. These are not leaders. They may be managers of money, fundraising, trying to pick winners and losers amongst a host of candidates, whether it’s the House or the Senate. They are not doing much for the American people,” Dobbs said during an interview with former Trump chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark MeadowsBoehner finally calls it as he sees it Stephen Miller launching group to challenge Democrats' policies through lawsuits A year with the coronavirus: How we got here MORE.


“I’ve never seen a president whose endorsement mattered more in terms of results, nor have I seen more recipients of such an endorsement be less grateful and, in point of fact, be, well, peevish, petty and vindictive against a man they obviously are jealous of and who they fear mightily for his influence among the base, some 75 million people,” Dobbs added later.

Dobbs said it is “pitiful to watch” McConnell’s face when Trump is mentioned and went after McDaniel for the GOP losing the presidency and control of the Senate. His remarks came after McDaniel told The Associated Press this week that the RNC would remain neutral if Trump ran again in 2024.

The Fox Business host turned his ire to Democrats, referring to them as the “party of hate” and criticizing them for calling for a censure of Trump, asserting they are doing so only because they know they do not have enough votes to convict Trump in his upcoming Senate impeachment trial.

“Censure, are you kidding me? Are you going to be able to unite conservatives and Republicans and stop that as well? I mean, that’s just ignorance,” Dobbs said. 

The impeachment trial in the Senate will begin on Feb. 9. Democrats would need 17 Republicans to side with them in order to impeach Trump. Many Republicans have sought to distance themselves from the former president since the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, though the Senate is likely to acquit Trump, with most GOP senators voting earlier this week against holding an impeachment trial.

“If the Republican Party didn’t have the Trump First, America First policies in all areas ... the Republican Party wouldn’t be standing for much,” Dobbs said.