Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo provoked a furious response on Twitter Sunday morning after she assisted guest Donald Trump in pushing a conspiracy theory over the death of Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt.
During her interview with Trump, he asserted about the government official who shot the insurrectionist, "I've heard also that it was the head of security for a certain high official. A Democrat. It's gonna come out."
Bartiromo then claimed she pursued Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for answers but he had not responded.
Critics of both the ex-president and the Fox host accused them of attempting to incite more violence and death, with one Twitter commenter writing, "This is incredibly sick stuff. Maria Bartiromo's show has become the go-to platform for the most malevolent garbage the MAGA crowd wants to circulate."
You can see some responses below:
Maria Bartiromo not only blamed the Democrats for Ashli Babbitt’s death but a Jewish Democrat at that, doubling dow… https://t.co/sApMbtkbmt— Sara Spector (@Sara Spector) 1626016938.0
Maria Bartiromo needs to be arrested if something happens to that officer. https://t.co/I0uSYMdGXz— Ebony Noor #Revolt✊🏿 (@Ebony Noor #Revolt✊🏿) 1626016640.0
This monster is going to get someone else killed. A brave agent that did his duty. https://t.co/RLIvPjafH6— Fred Wellman (@Fred Wellman) 1626016444.0
Maria Bartiromo is one sick puppy. She called an insurrectionist a wonderful young woman today and described her cl… https://t.co/uJzOPRhSCU— JODI SMITH (@JODI SMITH) 1626020239.0
Maria Bartiromo is walking very close to another lawsuit here. Stay away from Trump @MariaBartiromo https://t.co/zFrB5kjNIE— Elisabeth D'Armiento (@Elisabeth D'Armiento) 1626019688.0
Maria Bartiromo is basically Alex Jones in a dress. Her rhetoric is dangerous and will only fuel the extreme right. https://t.co/1CYHs8EsqK— David Kent 🏡🏳️🌈 (@David Kent 🏡🏳️🌈) 1626016822.0
Trump -- and Maria Bartiromo -- really leaning into the dangerous rhetoric of "Democrats killed one of yours", whic… https://t.co/rB8eRm8p57— Max Burns (@Max Burns) 1626014532.0
@atrupar Wait. Maria Bartiromo just said that Ashli Babbitt was a wonderful woman who was fatally shot while trying… https://t.co/2eGHolJHkm— Mel the Enforcer (@Mel the Enforcer) 1626018516.0
This is incredibly sick stuff. Maria Bartiromo’s show has become the go-to platform for the most malevolent garbag… https://t.co/nmWqMtqV6I— Michael Freeman (@Michael Freeman) 1626014795.0
Yup...Maria Bartiromo's stock has really tanked. She left her comfort zone...business, the stock market, etc., & n… https://t.co/UyqSHmacKp— Paladin 55 (@Paladin 55) 1626019717.0
Maria Bartiromo is a garbage person. A liar. A disgusting pig of a human being. Baseless accusations should has con… https://t.co/D6A4WVKLQX— Aldo Litch (@Aldo Litch) 1626019634.0
Maria Bartiromo is basically just Jeanine Pirro before she gets drunk.— We're only gonna die from our own arrogance (@We're only gonna die from our own arrogance) 1626018235.0
@PoliticusSarah Maria Bartiromo is simply loathsome— Norman Ornstein (@Norman Ornstein) 1626018647.0
Trump repeats the violence-inflaming falsehood that the election was stolen, aided by propagandist and liar Maria B… https://t.co/fXxv9lB7Vj— Risky Liberal (@Risky Liberal) 1626017761.0
I've been reporting on the meaning of Ashli Babbitt to the far right for a few months now. Trump's interview with M… https://t.co/NK2SWZXfEt— Jeff Sharlet (@Jeff Sharlet) 1626018922.0
Did Maria Bartiromo sic the former guy's hit squads on Schumer ? Is Maria Bartiromo trying to get the Senate Maj.… https://t.co/5fJPaf3UK2— M Richmor (@M Richmor) 1626020260.0