Laura Ingraham rips Trump impeachment lawyer: 'It was terrible'

Fox News's Laura IngrahamLaura Anne IngrahamHaley isolated after Trump fallout Tucker Carlson to produce video podcasts for Fox Nation Rush Limbaugh dead at 70 MORE ripped one of former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump vows 'No more money for RINOS,' instead encouraging donations to his PAC Federal judge rules 'QAnon shaman' too dangerous to be released from jail Pelosi says Capitol riot was one of the most difficult moments of her career MORE's attorneys as she went on air Tuesday evening, describing Bruce Castor's attempts to defend Trump during the impeachment trial as "terrible."

Ingraham made her remarks as fellow Fox News host Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityPence to narrate Limbaugh documentary series for Fox Nation Pompeo not ruling out 2024 White House bid Grenell hints at potential California gubernatorial bid MORE did the hand-off to her at the end of his program.

Hannity described Castor's defense of the former president as off-track and disorganized and urged Castor's colleague David Schoen to take over the defense.


During the bridge between the two shows at the top of the hour, Ingraham remarked to Hannity that she thought his description of Castor's defense was "way too charitable."

“It was terrible. I'm sorry, it was ... you’re way too charitable. If you hired that guy in a case that you were paying the bills on, it would've been like,” she told Hannity, while gesturing to finish the point. “I’m sure you’re a nice person, but enough praise toward the Democrats.”

"I was a little nervous towards the beginning," Hannity said. "I was like, 'Oh boy.'"

"How much time could he spend praising the Democrats? The whole thing was like a walk down memory lane about, like, how much he loves the Senate," Ingraham continued.

"This was like, story time at the trial. It was ridiculous," she said.


The criticism of Trump's defense team was widespread on Tuesday and included GOP senators.

“I think they had a weaker case to start with, and I don't think it was very persuasive,” Sen. Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeySasse rebuked by Nebraska Republican Party over impeachment vote Philly GOP commissioner on censures: 'I would suggest they censure Republican elected officials who are lying' Toomey censured by several Pennsylvania county GOP committees over impeachment vote MORE (R-Pa.) said after the proceedings.

"Anyone who listened to President Trump’s legal team saw they were unfocused, they attempted to avoid the issue and they talked about everything but the issue at hand,” added Sen. Bill CassidyBill CassidyEnergy Department announces million toward carbon capture, industrial assessment centers Bottom line Trump was unhinged and unchanged at CPAC MORE (R-La.). 

“I thought it started a little meandering. Sort of like a lot of free-associating in the beginning,” Hannity said during his interview Tuesday with Schoen. “And I’m not attacking your partner, I don’t know him at all, but I like focused arguments.”

The defense was “a little lackluster," he added later during an interview with Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Major offshore wind project update | Biden to propose revocation of Trump bird rule | 12 states sue Biden over 'social cost' of greenhouse gases The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the National Shooting Sports Foundation - Relief bill to become law; Cuomo in trouble GOP stumbles give Democrats new hope in Texas MORE (R-Texas).

The Senate is set to head into day two of the former president's historic second impeachment trial on Wednesday.