Everybody’s ‘already forgotten about it’

In a racially charged diatribe on Tucker Carlson Tonight Tuesday, Carlson took intention at Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell, Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Juneteenth, the vacation commemorating June 19th, 1865, when the final slaves had been knowledgeable of their freedom.

In attacking McConnell, Carlson additionally took the chance to lob contempt at George Floyd, whose demise whereas in police custody sparked nationwide unrest that lasted all summer time. On the time, McConnell stated the officers concerned, “look fairly darn responsible.”

“The Republican chief within the senate, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, didn’t trouble holding hearings on election integrity or mail-in balloting, that may’ve been good,” Carlson stated. “No. As an alternative McConnell was busy attacking cops and eulogizing George Floyd. Keep in mind him? Saint George, the convicted violent felon who apparently died of a drug O.D., a fentanyl O.D. in Minneapolis? Massive conservative that Mitch McConnell. Defender of America!”

Then, simply as he did final summer time, Carlson took one other shot at Romney for marching with Black Lives Matter protesters.

“Then there’s Senator Mitt Romney of Utah. He was on the road mouthing BLM slogans on digicam. Type of his Jane Fonda second.”

That’s when Carlson turned to Juneteenth. The day held particular significance final yr as civil unrest engulfed a lot of the nation over racial inequality. Carlson claimed that no one knew about it earlier than final yr, and that nobody will care going ahead, even the Democrats operating for senate in Tuesday’s run-off election in Georgia, one in all whom, Raphael Warnock, is Black.

“On the identical time, two Republican senators who ought to have recognized higher referred to as for changing Columbus Day, the day that celebrates the invention of this nation, with one thing referred to as Juneteenth,” Carlson stated. “Not a horrible anniversary or something, however nobody had heard of it simply final yr, and everybody’s, after all, already forgotten about it. We don’t know what’s gonna occur tonight. We do know that if Democrats win the 2 elections on the poll at present, they’re not gonna be too involved about Juneteenth. They by no means cared about that.”

Tucker Carlson Tonight airs weeknights at eight p.m. on Fox Information Channel.

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