Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum said witnesses testifying before the House Select Committee tasked with investigating the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot are demonstrating the "huge, stunning, clear" lack of voter fraud evidence on the part of former Republican President Donald Trump.
Trump has repeatedly and falsely asserted the 2020 general election was stolen from him. Instead, all investigations by the GOP and Trump showed little to no voter fraud in most states, fraud committed by Trump supporters and such a small scale as to not affect Trump’s loss of both the popular and electoral votes.
MacCallum's statements mark a remarkable break from the typical script on Fox News, which faced heavy criticism for continuing to lend credence to Trump's falsehoods and for being the only major broadcasting network to not televise the hearings into the attack.
She acknowledged that Democrats will likely wield this testimony as a powerful political tool in the upcoming midterm elections, which should serve as an indicator of the extent to which Americans either accept or repudiate Trump's narrative.
You can hear what she said in the video below.
"It will be extremely useful in coming campaigns, especially the presidential, when you look back at what we have in terms of the Mike Pence part of all of this."
"So it is a political discussion."
"It is very compelling and the lack of evidence is the huge stunning clear moment here where these people are saying, 'Look I supported you, please give me something to work with,' and it simply doesn’t materialize.”
Her statements quickly took social media by storm.
Many noted the significance of her choice to make statements that so boldly contradict Fox's coverage.
The most compelling witness from that day's hearing was Wandrea "Shaye" Moss, a former Georgia election worker who shared her story about being unfairly targeted by Trump and his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani.
Moss said she and her mother, Ruby Freeman, were working in relative anonymity in Fulton County, Georgia, until Trump got it into his head that Moss and Freeman had been passing around USB ports like "vials of cocaine or heroin" and called Freeman a "professional vote scammer" and a "hustler."
Moss noted that Trump supporters had attempted to barge into her grandmother's home and that she and her mother continue to be targeted, unwitting victims of a lie that has spiraled well out of control.
Trump had openly attempted to circumvent Georgia's electoral process.
Last year, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger appeared on Good Morning America to discuss a phone call he had with Trump, who had encouraged Raffensperger to help him swing the election in his favor.
Raffensperger was firm that “we have to follow the process, follow the law” and would not overturn the results of a free and fair election despite Trump’s insistence.
During his phone call with Raffensperger, Trump ignored any argument that went against his insistence that he won an election that had already been decided for Democrat Joe Biden. In fact, several recounts—and an audit of the result—determined the election was free and fair.
In short, no widespread election fraud took place.