Laura Ingraham Declares Her Own Person of the Year Awards—Devin Nunes, Donald Trump and Hong Kong Protesters

Fox News host Laura Ingraham reacted to teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg winning Time magazine's Person of the Year by declaring her own awards.

Thunberg, 16, won the Time honor for her global campaigning work to raise awareness of the urgency of tackling the climate change threat and the lack of action by governments. She founded the influential "school strike for the climate" campaign.

"My Persons of the Year: The House Intel Committee Members led by Devin Nunes; the Hong Kong freedom protesters; and the man Democrat's can't beat: Donald Trump," tweeted Ingraham on Wednesday morning.

Nunes, a California Republican and ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, has led the fight in Congress against the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Critics of Nunes accuse him of using his position in the impeachment inquiry to peddle the conspiracy theory that Ukraine, not Russia, was the source of election meddling in 2016.

House Republicans published a report pre-emptively defending Trump before the intelligence committee released its own on the case against the president after gathering evidence, including from witnesses inside the Trump administration.

Trump is facing impeachment for allegedly abusing the powers of his office to pressure Ukraine into opening corruption investigations that would damage his domestic political rivals—specifically Joe Biden and the Democratic Party—ahead of the 2020 election.

The president is also accused of obstruction because of the White House's refusal to comply with congressional subpoenas relating to the House impeachment inquiry. He denies any wrongdoing and claims to be legitimately chasing down corruption.

Nunes has also faced questions over alleged links to Lev Parnas, an indicted associate of Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani who assisted in digging up dirt on the president's rivals in Ukraine. Nunes denies any connection to Parnas.

The Hong Kong protesters referenced by Ingraham are fighting against China's tightening grip on the tiny administrative region. Hong Kong's authorities, which are sympathetic to Beijing, have been accused of using violence to quell mass demonstrations.

They, along with Trump, were on the shortlist for Time's Person of the Year award, but lost out to Thunberg. Trump mocked Thunberg after her speech to the U.N. climate change summit earlier this year.

"Brilliant decision for @TIME to choose @GretaThunberg as its Person of the Year," tweeted former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, who, like Thunberg, is a prominent climate campaigner.

"Greta embodies the moral authority of the youth activist movement demanding that we act immediately to solve the climate crisis. She is an inspiration to me and to people across the world."

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Talk show host Laura Ingraham speaks during CPAC 2019 February 28, 2019 in National Harbor, Maryland. Alex Wong/Getty