Video is resurfacing of an interview between Fox News host Laura Ingraham and Robert LaMay, a former Washington state trooper who went viral for refusing the agency’s vaccine mandate, after Mr LaMay died of Covid on Friday.
In the clip, the host appears sympathetic to Mr LaMay, who describes feeling called by God to speak out against vaccine mandates
“A sleeping giant, we hope that’s what’s happened here, we’ve awakened it slowly but surely,” Ms Ingraham says to end the interview.
The former officer went viral and became a lauded figure in conservative media circles in October after posting a video slamming the vaccine mandate.
“This will be the last time you hear me in a state patrol car. And [Washington governor] Jay Inslee can kiss my a**,” the former trooper, a 50-year-old father of four, says in the video.
Robert LaMay’s family has confirmed he died of Covid, and opposed the vaccine on religious grounds.
“They’re old-school medicine,” cousin Jeffrey Thomas told The Daily Beast. “They lived on a farm, so they did everything farm-wise. They did everything on their own ... He didn’t deserve to go out like that.”