The Russian invasion of Ukraine is hitting close to home for Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld, who acknowledged on “The Five” that his mother-in-law was stuck in Lviv, a major city in the western part of Ukraine.
Gutfeld added that she’s been trying to get out as Russia’s invasion of the country intensifies.
He also recognized his Fox News colleagues that are helping to get her out, despite his history of being “somebody who has been obnoxious to them before and will probably be obnoxious after.”
“These guys over there, I won’t name them, but you probably know who they are, and you’ve seen them, are absolute heroes helping out a little old lady they just met,” Gutfeld said.
“And maybe by tomorrow or the next day, she will be with her daughter, and it’s because of those guys who work for Fox News.”
Gutfeld’s co-host on “The Five,” Jesse Watters, decided to bring some light humor saying, “are you saying that after all of these things that people have done for you, you’re still going to be kind of a jerk?”
“I was a jerk yesterday to [Fox News VP field and production operations] Scott Wilder, who has been helping me,” Gutfeld responded.
“I apologized to Scott like 20 times. I was yelling at him in a store. But [Fox News foreign correspondent] Trey [Yingst], and [Fox News correspondent] Steve Harrigan, and [Scott [Wilder], they’re all just frickin’ heroes. Anyway.”
On Thursday, Gutfeld let his colleagues and the viewers know that his mother-in-law is out of Ukraine and has made it to Poland.
“You are doing a great job to echo Geraldo. All of you out there are doing great work. Just to let everyone know my mother-in-law crossed into Poland about half an hour ago, so she’s in a car on her way to Warsaw to see her daughter, Elena,” Gutfeld said.
“Again, I just want to thank the people at FOX. Steve Harrigan who was with my mother-in-law the whole time, Scott Wilder who helped marshal this, Trey Yingst who was amazing, everybody there was incredible. I’m over 6 o’clock, but I don’t really care because those guys are awesome, they rule, they saved my mother-in-law’s life.”
Chris Murphy: U.S. Soul “Is Dying Inside” If School Shootings Are the Norm
Murphy appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” where he discussed the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, leaving 19 children and two adults dead.
Senator Chris Murphy appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” where he discussed the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, leaving 19 children and two adults dead.
Murphy stated on the morning show that “something is dying inside the soul of this nation” when the country collectively permits the massacre of school children to become the norm.
“Something is dying inside the soul of this nation when we accept this as the new normal; when we just decide to become numb because it’s easier,” Murphy said.
“I want people in this country to feel a sense of outrage. That’s the reason I went to the floor yesterday as quickly as I did, because I don’t want people to fall into the sense of complacency.”
Like many parents after Tuesday’s events, Murphy had to talk to their children following the events of the latest school shooting.
“I know that they are sitting in school today talking with their friends about whether their school is next,” Murphy said.
“This is within our power to change. We are human beings with agency. This isn’t inevitable. None of it is. We are dying inside because too many Americans just throw up their hands and say it’s too hard, and the politics are too difficult. Not true.”
Chris Stirewalt Joins NewsNation as its Political Editor
Stirewalt will deliver what NewsNation calls “balanced and accurate political analysis” throughout the election season.
NewsNation will be welcoming a familiar face to their network as Fox News’ former political editor Chris Stirewalt joins the company as its political editor.
In his new position, Stirewalt will deliver what NewsNation calls “balanced and accurate political analysis” throughout the election season.
“Chris Stirewalt’s analytical abilities are the best in the business, and his insights during election season will prove to be an invaluable resource for viewers,” NewsNation’s Michael Corn, president of news, said, per TV Newser.
Stirewalt comes aboard NewsNation during a time when the network is strengthening its political operations.
The company has inked a broadcast partnership agreement with the digital news site Decision Desk HQ to deliver election data and exclusive polling results for the 2022 midterm primaries and general election.
“With honest reporting and data analysis, along with up-to-the-minute results from Decision Desk HQ, we are building upon our mission at NewsNation to become the leader in election night coverage you can trust,” Corn said.
Jeanine Pirro Wants a “Hardening Perimeter” for Each School
Pirro voiced support for “hardening the perimeter” of each school in the country and stationing security guards at them.
The latest mass shooting occurred at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman killed 18 students and three adults. Much like in the Sandy Hook and Parkland shootings, many are voicing their opinions about how the country can avoid these incidents.
During a segment on “The Five,” co-host Jeanine Pirro voiced support for “hardening the perimeter” of each school in the country and stationing security guards at them.
“I mean, these children are–they’re babies,” Pirro said, per Mediaite. “They really are babies.”
Pirro suggested that many retired law enforcement officers would be willing to contribute their time to supply security at schools across the United States.
“I think that you’ve got a lot of people now – retired cops, retired sheriffs – who’d be more than happy to protect kids. I think right now – and I don’t want to get into the politics of it – but we’ve got to make sure that people understand, especially the schools and the teachers, that we need this,” Pirro said.
“It is a crazy world today. It’s very different than it was five years ago. But we need to do something about it I think this is one of the only ways to actually protect the school and the children.”