She went in on the moderate Republican statesman's recent comments. From Mediaite: "Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham joined the hosts of Fox & Friends on Tuesday where she countered the argument made by Gen. Colin Powell on Meet the Press over the weekend where he claimed that the Republican Party looks down on minorities. Ingraham outlined the ways in which the GOP has advanced the careers of many prominent African-Americans, Powell included, and spelled out how liberalism has historically 'been an utter disaster' for African-Americans."
The article continues about Ms. Ingraham's response to Mr. Powell: "[Host] Steve Doocy asked how the GOP, which has advanced the careers of people like Mia Love, Allen West and Gov. Susana Martinez (R-NM), could be as racist as Powell contends. Ingraham said that Powell is frustrated with the Republican Party over his role in pushing the war in Iraq. She said that he is still bitter after testifying before Congress regarding weapons of mass destruction that turned out not to be in Iraq. 'It seems that Colin Powell is trying to continue to expiate for his sins of that testimony,' Ingraham said. 'He worked for Republican presidents and, presumably, those Republican presidents don’t have the view that the Republican Party is riddled with racism and has a ‘dark vein of intolerance.'"