Tucker Carlson delivered a sobering commentary about the state of the nation on Friday. Carlson ripped Republicans, who he said surrendered on “day one, without a fight.”
Carlson said people vote for Republicans to protect them from exactly what is happening now. But, when that crisis came, Republicans were nowhere to be found.
“America’s history, those shared experiences that bind us together as a nation, was plundered and completely re-written by illiterate vandals,” he said.
Carlson said the question is where are Republican protectors?
Carlson said instead of standing up for those who elect them, Republicans met demands from rioters.
“Congressional Republicans decided to make reining in law enforcement their top legislative priority. They blamed the cops, they didn’t blame the rioters, they blamed the cops. Then Republicans bragged about springing more criminals from jail — the last thing we needed.”
That’s when Carlson singled out Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds.
“In the state of Iowa, the Republican governor announced that she was giving felons the vote by executive order, not even waiting for the election, just doing it, signing it,” he said.
“Really in the end, the only people who gained anything in the revolution were the ones waging it,” he said. “Our leaders, very much including our Republican leaders shamefully, were focused on meeting their demands.”
Carlson said the message is that voting is foolish. Rioting is the answer.
“You vote, you put these people into office with your votes and in return they patronize you. And when it matters they abandon you. They have contempt for you — you know they do, you can smell it. It’s obvious. Voting doesn’t work.
“But when you riot, and you burn things and you hurt people, you get a very different response. When you do those things, our leaders snap to attention. They tip-toe around your feelings, as Republicans are. They give you what you want, as Republicans are. Rioting works. That’s the message they’re sending. Think about that, it’s the most dangerous possible message you could send.”