January 23, 2021

Fox News cut ties with a regular contributor after he called Kamala Harris an insufferable lying b—- on Twitter

  • A regular Fox News contributor, Harlan Hill, was dropped by the channel after insulting Kamala Harris, according to The Daily Beast
  • Hill is a political consultant who claims affiliation with the 2020 Trump campaign and has appeared on Fox News numerous times in the last years.
  • During Harris’s debate with Vice President Mike Pence, he called her an ‘insufferable lying b—-‘ in a widely-shared tweet.
  • Following the tweet, Fox News told the Beast that it has “no intention” of booking him again. 
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Fox News has said it has “no intention of booking” a longtime contributor after he tweeted a misogynistic attack on Kamala Harris during the vice presidential debate, The Daily Beast reported.

During her debate with Vice President Mike Pence, Hill wrote: “Kamala Harris comes off as such an insufferable lying b—-. Sorry, it’s just true.”

The tweet was widely shared and also attracted significant criticism. 

Hill’s website describes him as a Republican political consultant who was invited to join President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign in 2017.

His Twitter biography also references the campaign, though the details of any involvement are unclear. Business Insider has approached the campaign for comment and clarification over his role. 

He attracted attention in 2016, describing himself as a former supporter of Bernie Sanders who switched allegiances to Trump.

Following the tweet, a Fox News spokesperson told The Daily Beast: “We have no intention of booking him as a guest on any of our platforms.”

Hill was not an employee of Fox News, but was a regular commentator on the channel. According to the Beast, he made at least 47 appearances on either Fox News or Fox Business since December 2017.

Despite the backlash, Hill stuck to his comments, sending a further tweet saying: “Good morning! Kamala Harris still sucks and comes off as a b—-.”

He has since appeared on the hard-right platform The National Pulse, whose editor-in-chief Raheem Kassam is a former Breitbart editor and a close associate of Steve Bannon. 

Hill told Kassam that he had been “inundated” with threatening messages since the tweet, including one — whose audio he played — saying he can “eat a f—ing bullet.”

“There’s this clear hyperbole, I still stand by what I said,” he continued. “I thought last that [Harris] was abrasive and nasty, and rude to the vice president, and she did lie repeatedly, repeatedly, to the American people and to the moderator.”

Business Insider’s fact-check of the debate, by reporters Sonam Sheth and Jake Lahut, found that both candidates made misleading statements, with the majority attributed to Pence. 

Business Insider has contacted Hill, the Trump re-election campaign, and Fox News for comment.