But hours after the moment, he was mocked — along with questioning the testimony of the officers themselves — by two of Fox News’ star primetime hosts, Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham.
On CNN’s The Situation Room, anchor Wolf Blitzer asked Kinzinger about the comments.
“That personality on that television show, I don’t think has ever served in uniform as day in his life,” Kinzinger said. “I would argue that is a very cold hearted thing. Or it’s just simply driven on expanding your cold hearted personality for ratings.”
Blitzer later pointed out that his question referred to Ingraham, even though both she and Carlson targeted Kinzinger, one of two Republicans on the committee.