Fox News Channel anchor Neil Cavuto cut away from campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany speaking at a Trump campaign press conference.
During the news conference, McEnany said there was “only one party in America trying to keep observers out of the count room, and that party, my friends, is the Democrat Party.”
“You don’t take these positions because you want an honest election,” she continued, according to a transcript. “You don’t oppose an audit of the vote because you want an accurate count. You don’t oppose our efforts at sunlight and transparency because you have nothing to hide. You take these positions because you are welcoming fraud and you are welcoming illegal voting.”
“Our position is clear. We want to protect the franchise of the American people. We want an honest, accurate, lawful count. We want maximum sunlight. We want maximum transparency. We want every legal vote to be counted and we want every illegal vote to be discarded,” she added.
This is when, if you were watching the briefing on Fox News, Cavuto broke in.
“Whoa, whoa, whoa. I just think we have to be very clear,” Cavuto said.
“She’s charging the other side as welcoming fraud and illegal voting, unless she has more details to back that up, I can’t in good countenance continue to show you this.”
McEnany and RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel went on to provide details during the news conference, including poll watchers not being able to observe in Pennsylvania and Michigan and election workers who were “verbally accosted” and intimidated.
When asked later in the briefing whether she had any specific information on people illegally voting, McEnany called for “patience.”
“Ronna just mentioned to you the more than I believe it was 130 affidavits in Michigan alone. We’re aware of all the reports of thousands of votes in Nevada that were cast by those who were not eligible,” she said. “We are getting affidavits, so right now we would point you to all of that, that information is publicly available but what we’re asking for right now is patience as we explore these equal protection claims among others.”
McDaniel in the news conference Cavuto and Fox News cut away from.
“If the shoe were on the other foot, if it were this close the other way, if President Trump was in the lead in all these states, the media would be screaming, ‘This isn’t over, the race isn’t over, we need more time to count and make sure it’s right,’” she said. “But because it’s Biden in a very slight lead, the media demands the race is over and there is nothing to see here.”