Geraldo Rivera Roasted After Giving His Pick For Republican Presidential Nominee


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Fox News host Geraldo Rivera has given his opinion on who he thinks the strongest alternative Republican candidate for president would be, and it did not appear that conservatives were enamored with the idea.

“Chris Christie could be the strongest GOP alternative for POTUS; savvy, swagger, moderation, toughness,” he said.

Christie, the former New Jersey governor, was a candidate in the 2016 presidential Republican primary until he left the contest and supported President Donald Trump.

But since the end of Trump’s presidency, he has been a vocal critic of the former president, and his appeal within the Republican Party, and to Republican voters, has diminished significantly.

Rivera was roundly mocked for his contention on Twitter.

“Geraldo was doing some serious drugs over the weekend,” one respondent said.

“Is this a parody account?” Tim Young said.

“Someone lost their damn mind,” one Twitter user said.


“This is insanely out of touch,” another said.

“Jerry stop. I like Chris Christie as a person but his politics are too squishy to win a GOP nomination. He’s fine for being a Republican in NEW JERSEY but he is not where the majority of the party is politically,” another Twitter user said.

“Really Geraldo. You are so clearly a liberal,” another said.

“I’ve got to give credit where credit is due. You are consistently wrong, and that takes real talent,” author Tara Lynn Thompson said.

“Just admit it Geraldo, you’re going to vote for Biden, again,” another Twitter user said.

“Time to switch to a non-hallucinogenic mustache wax, dude,” another said.

Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera is in hot water again with critics after he attacked conservatives for investigations into President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden.

Rivera took to Twitter this week to jab the House Oversight Committee for their investigations into Hunter Biden and his financial records, saying it’s time to “put up or shut up” regarding the alleged law-breaking activity.


“Hunter Biden has been investigated for almost five years. Aside from fact he’s been a junkie dirtbag nothing remotely criminal has been uncovered,” Rivera wrote. “Put up or shut up.”

Many on social media slammed Rivera for his comments, with some even calling for him to be fired.

The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway tweeted in response: “Setting aside the gun crimes, prostitution crimes, drug crimes, tax crimes, bribery receipts, foreign agent shenanigans, money laundering, pay-for-play, and kid-glove treatment from the corrupt and politicized FBI and DOJ, this is a really astute observation.”

“That Hunter hasn’t been arrested for the myriad crimes for which there is ample evidence on the laptop isn’t an indication of his innocence. It’s proof of the type of corruption we typically see in 3rd world countries,” another Twitter user wrote.

House Republicans were just given access to President Joe Biden’s banking documents which may include transactions from his son Hunter Biden, Fox News reported.

House Oversight Committee Chairman and Tennessee Rep. James Comer made the announcement when he spoke to Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday.

“We just got word that Treasury said they will give us access,” the representative said.

The Biden administration has yet to confirm such a move. News of the agreement came hours after Comer’s Oversight Committee subpoenaed more bank records from the Bank of America earlier Monday. The subpoenas targeted ‘all financial records’ from three of Hunter Biden’s business associates dating from Jan. 20, 2009, to the present,” Fox News reported.

“The Oversight Committee has subpoenaed and obtained financial records related to the Biden family’s influence peddling,” a committee spokesperson told Fox News Digital. “These documents solidify our understanding of several areas of concern and have opened new avenues of investigation about the Biden family’s business schemes.”

Comer said that members of his panel have finally received documents they say show how the Biden family has been getting money from Communist China, a country considered to be the primary rival to U.S. global supremacy for the foreseeable future.

“We are finally having people cooperate with us,” Comer told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo. “I think we all know the Biden administration is stonewalling, Janet Yellen is stonewalling, not turning over the bank violations. But fortunately, since we’ve last spoken, we actually have bank records in hand.”

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