Tucker Carlson has some of the highest, if not the highest, ratings in political commentary. With his ability to belittle Democrats any time he chooses, which is frequently, people are flocking to his show “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” except for Liz Cheney (R-WY).
Carlson called her a “coward” because she refused to come on his show and discuss her recent tweet against the upcoming documentary “Patriot Purge.” Cheney had enough integrity to tweet:
There is ample evidence demonstrating that former President Donald Trump did not encourage citizens to riot at the Capitol and enter the building. There are also reports that FBI agents may have been more involved in escalating violence than initially anticipated.
Carlson responded to Cheney on his program and said, “Sniping over social media can be amusing, but it is not the way adults communicate with each other,” especially as a politician, if you can’t have public discourse about things you disagree with, then you’re a coward. You don’t deserve to hold a position in political office.
“So we called Liz Cheney’s office this morning to invite her on the show, but she refused to come. It turns out that Liz Cheney is not simply a liar. She is also a coward. It is not surprising. Neocons typically are cowards.”
Cheney doesn’t want to answer her party, and I would call Carlson a deep conservative. Cheney knows that her words are reaching many, and she doesn’t want to lose even more of her base, but does she deserve her position? No. If Cheney can’t look at something objectively and realize that not only was January 6 not planned before the riots, but it wasn’t even an insurrection. A few hundred people went into the Capitol building without guns and are now being put in prison. If it were, in fact, a takeover of democracy, there would have at least been guns.
Carlson noted the riots of 2020 and Democrats’ inability to condemn the conduct that resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. It seems like we live in an upside-down world. The left is legally targeting the right, and it’s not a fair fight.