Former US President Donald Trump is seen on video during a US House Select Committee hearing to investigate the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol on Capitol Hill on June 9, 2022 in Washington, US.
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A former political editor for Fox News, who was fired by the cable network last year, said Friday he would testify about a Trump supporter at the next hearing of the House select committee on Monday. January 6 Riot in the Capitol,
Chris Stirwalt made the announcement on the NewsNation cable network, where he is political editor. He said he could not discuss what the testimony would be about.
His announcement came the morning after the committee’s first public hearing on January 6, 2021, when hundreds of followers of then-President Donald Trump busted through doors and windows to invade the Capitol and delay congressional confirmation. Joe BidenVictory in the 2020 election.
The next hearing is scheduled for 10 am on Monday and five more are planned after that. Fox News did not live the hearing Thursday night as did other news and broadcast networks. Instead, Fox aired two hours of commercial-free programming from right-wing commentators Tucker Carlson, who dismissed the hearings as “hype” and Sean Hannity.
While Fox News broadcast live images from the hearing, Carlson and others spoke on it, and the camera often focused on the audience, not the footage of the attack on the Capitol. during the hearingThe committee presented an outline of a post-riot “playbook” for Trump from Hannity to then-White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
Stirwalt came under fire from Trump and his supporters after the Fox News political desk first called out Arizona for Biden in November 2020. The state had a recent track record of voting for Republican presidential candidates, so the call shocked the political world and everyone. But confirmed that Trump would lose the 2020 election.
Stirwalt was fired in January 2021. Rupert Murdoch, who controls Fox News’ parent company told the Washington Post That Stirwalt’s dismissal had “nothing to do with the correct Arizona call by the Fox Decision Desk.”
After Fox fired him, Stirwalt said without mentioning Fox News that the media “hype men” helped advance the false narrative that the election was stolen from Trump.
He wrote in the Los Angeles Times, “The revolt on the populist right against the results of the 2020 election was partly a cynic, with political operators and their campaign men in the media trying to steal the election or at least get rich.” for,” he wrote in the Los Angeles Times. Op-Ed. “But it was also the tragic consequence of informational malnutrition from which the nation was suffering badly.”
Fox News and representatives of the selection committee did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
, CNBC’s Kevin Brauninger and Brian Schwartz contributed to this report.