Bongino, Geraldo Clash in Wild Shouting Match Over Whether U.S. Should Have Killed Soleimani

By Craig Bannister | January 10, 2020 | 12:47pm EST
Dan Bongino (L) and Geraldo Rivera on "Hannity" (Screenshot)

“It got a bit heated with Geraldo last night,” former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino tweeted following his dramatic clash with a fellow Fox News commentator Thursday night on “Hannity.”

In a shouting match with Geraldo Rivera debating whether or not the U.S. should have killed Iranian general and terrorist Qassem Soleimani, Bongino argued that eliminating one of the world’s leading terrorists was “an unabashedly good thing – not just for the United States for the world.”

Rivera responded by asking, “Is this the new normal: that we assassinate the people that we don’t like?”

The characterization of Soleimani as someone Americans merely “don’t like” set off Bongino, who responded with incredulous outrage:

“The people we ‘don’t like’?

“Geraldo, he sent six hundred Americans home in body bags! It’s not like he showed up late for a birthday party!

“I mean, get you head out of your butt. Are you kidding me? ‘People we don’t like’? You act like this guy sent you a fifty instead of a hundred in a birthday card!”

Rivera replied by rebuking Bongino for resorting to name-calling and “gutter-surfing”:

“You know, you insult. I never insult you. I never insult you personally, buddy. But, you feel that you can go gutter-surfing. I’m telling you right now that I disagree with this action. It doesn’t mean that I am unpatriotic.”

“We picked a fight that we didn’t have to pick,” Rivera concluded.


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