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Tucker Carlson is fed up with the idea that America is racist and also with some Republican senators who have shown support for Juneteenth and the Black Lives Matter movement.
During a segment on Georgia’s Senate runoff elections during Tuesday’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Carlson said the claim that America is racist “is totally false, it’s poisonous and it’s wrecking what has been for a couple hundred years now a pretty great country.”
The Fox media pundit then set his sights on Republican senators Mitch McConnell and Mitt Romney for “attacking police officers” and marching with Black Lives Matter protesters, respectively.
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He criticized McConnell for not bothering to hold hearings on election integrity or mail-in ballots, but rather for spending his time “eulogizing George Floyd.”
“Remember him? Saint George, the convicted violent felon who apparently died of a drug O.D., a fentanyl O.D. in Minneapolis. Big conservative that Mitch McConnell, defender of America.”
Floyd was a 46-year-old Black man who died in May after he was pinned down by a white police officer who held his knee to Floyd’s neck for eight minutes. His death sparked racial justice protests nationwide.
Carlson condemned Romney for being on the streets and “mouthing BLM slogans on camera” calling it Romney’s “Jane Fonda moment.”
In June, Senator Romney joined a group of protesters near the White House and told an NBC reporter at the time: “We need a voice against racism. We need many voices against racism and against brutality. We need to stand up and say that black lives matter.”
Next, Carlson criticized Republican senators James Lankford and Ron Johnson “who should’ve known better” for proposing Columbus Day, “a day that celebrates the discovery of this country” be replaced with “something called Juneteenth.”
Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation.
“Not a terrible anniversary or anything, but no one had heard of it just last year and everyone’s of course already forgotten about it,” Carlson said. “We do know that if Democrats win the two elections on the ballot today, they’re not going to be too concerned about Juneteenth. They never cared about that, they have much bigger goals in line.”
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