'Familiar and Obnoxious': Fredo Ties Capitol Bomb Scare to Fox News

Nicholas Fondacaro | August 19, 2021
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For five hours Thursday, a man with a history of mental health issues caused the Capitol and surrounding buildings to be put on lockdown after he claimed to have a bomb. The man had live-streamed his standoff and lunched into unhinged rants about a whole host of topics. But during that night’s Prime Time, CNN host Chris “Fredo” Cuomo declared that the man’s ramblings were “familiar and obnoxious” and tried to assert that he was using the “Fox [News] talking points.”

“We’re still learning about him. But he live-streamed his standoff outside the Library of Congress. That got him attention. He was ranting in a way that you will find familiar and obnoxious,” Cuomo sneered. “That President Biden's policies on healthcare, immigration, and the Afghanistan withdrawal were unacceptable.”

After playing some edited soundbites of the man’s stream, Cuomo paraphrased one part where the man allegedly said something about “illegal immigrants from Afghanistan.” “A lot of that are fringe right-wing and Fox talking points,” Cuomo proclaimed. “Nobody's talking about having some massive influx of Afghan people coming here. It's about getting them out. Getting them somewhere safe.”