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

Fox News's Laura IngrahamLaura Anne IngrahamMedia continues to lionize Anthony Fauci, despite his damning emails Fox Nation to stream primetime Fox News shows in full DeSantis says he'll pardon people who violate mask laws MORE ripped one of former President TrumpDonald TrumpWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Poll: 30 percent of GOP voters believe Trump will 'likely' be reinstated this year Black Secret Service agent told Trump it was offensive to hold rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth: report 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 HannityPoll: 30 percent of GOP voters believe Trump will 'likely' be reinstated this year Book claims Trump believed Democrats would replace Biden with Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama in 2020 election 9 Republicans not named Trump who could run in 2024 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 ToomeyBlack women look to build upon gains in coming elections Watch live: GOP senators present new infrastructure proposal Sasse rebuked by Nebraska Republican Party 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 CassidyCentrists gain leverage over progressives in Senate infrastructure battle Overnight Health Care: Takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision | COVID-19 cost 5.5 million years of American life | Biden administration investing billions in antiviral pills for COVID-19 COVID-19 long-haulers press Congress for paid family leave 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 CruzWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Ted Cruz says critical race theory is as racist as 'Klansmen in white sheets' Pentagon pulling 'certain forces and capabilities,' including air defenses, from Middle East MORE (R-Texas).

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