‘Fox & Friends’ Segment Heats Up As Host Lawrence Jones Argues With Network’s Own Reporter

Friday morning’s “Fox & Friends” segment became heated after host Lawrence Jones got into an argument with the network’s chief national security correspondent, Jennifer Griffin, over comments made by Vice President Kamala Harris.

Harris spoke at the Munich Security Conference, discussing the importance of providing funding to Ukraine amid tense battles over border security funding and foreign aid. Harris pointed to the death of Russian activist Alexei Navalny and criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Navalny, 47, died after falling ill and losing consciousness in a prison high above the Arctic Circle. Navalny was serving a 19-year prison sentence for corruption and extremism. He previously survived an assassination attempt in 2020 when a nerve agent was allegedly put in his tea at an airport.

Jones hit on Harris’ comments, saying that her “view that some people want isolation” is a “mistake” of people who simply want to secure their own borders before securing the borders of other countries. He claimed that it was a “characteristic”.

The group later convened Griffin, who said Harris’ statement blaming Putin for Nalvany’s death was “very strong.”

“This was remarkable to me, too, because I’ve covered a lot of Munich conferences and security conferences over the years. Usually the leaders, American leaders, are Europeans or You’re addressing your allies. As Lawrence pointed out, this had a domestic message, a very strong domestic message. He also talked about how Americans now have to make a choice about America’s role in the United States: Is it in America’s national interest to fight for democracy? You’ve heard us talk about whether it’s in America’s national interest to accept. Whether that means sending aid to Ukraine, standing up to Vladimir Putin, or placating Vladimir Putin. This is the message she is sending to her domestic audience.

Mr. Griffin then explained the historical background of the Munich Conference before Mr. Jones joined. (Related article: ‘They care more about peacocks’: Nikki Haley doubles down on calls for Republicans to pass border bill)

“The Biden administration and many members of Congress, including Republicans on Capitol Hill, have made it clear that aid, military aid, and weapons to Ukraine are important in sending a message to President Vladimir Putin that land borders cannot be erased. He’s been making the case for why it’s so important. He can’t erase countries, he can’t swallow countries like Ukraine. He can’t change the rules-based order, he can’t change the map…”

“But Jennifer–” Jones interjected.


“With all due respect–” he continued.

“Lawrence, wait a minute-” Griffin retorted.

“She describes it as an either-or choice. And that’s not what a lot of members of Congress are saying. They’re saying, ‘Yes, let’s talk about Ukraine.’ Yes, let’s talk about Israel. But can we put securing borders on the table first? ‘ said Jones.

“Lawrence, there was a Senate bill to secure the border, but the House didn’t take it up. So it’s a false comparison in terms of the choices that are being made,” Griffin argued.

“No, that’s not a mistake, because there are people who are very critical of this bill—”

“There’s a Senate bill, Lawrence—”

“Tell me that doesn’t protect our borders,” Jones said.

“There was a Senate bill that Sen. Lankford of Oklahoma negotiated, but the House wouldn’t take it up. But he proposed a way to bring the borders back. From what I saw this morning, that’s very strong language, but I can’t say that anyone wants to talk about the borders in this Ukraine bill. . And that’s what the Senate sent to the House,” Griffin said.

Before the segment ended, co-host Brian Kilmeade said the border situation is worse than ever and that foreign funding is being used to solve the border crisis.

The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill earmarking $95 billion in new military aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, after several Republican senators tried to delay passage by speaking in opposition. The original proposal to link foreign aid and border security was shoot down A new version of the bill containing only foreign aid was subsequently passed after Republicans argued that border policies were not strong enough.



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