Many pundits on the left have portrayed the inauguration of President Joe Biden as an opportunity to unite a deeply fractured nation.
Rather than accept victory with grace, however, Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson claims that the left is planning a “war” against tens of millions of conservatives across the United States.
“Weren’t just wrong or misguided”
He sent the bracing on-air message on Tuesday evening amid alarming new calls from some on the left for renewed opposition to homegrown terror.
The segment began with Carlson’s assertion that progressives should be “thrilled” that Trump is leaving office instead of being preoccupied with “revenge” against the former president’s supporters.
Democrats now seem to view Trump’s base like the “Trotskyites” and “kulaks” purged by former Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin.
“The leaders of the Democratic Party have now decided that 74 million Trump voters weren’t just wrong or misguided,” Carlson said. “These 74 million Trump voters are in fact terrorists.”
“It is war they’re planning”
The host went on to point out leftist figures who have started comparing Trump’s base to Islamist groups such as ISIS and al-Qaeda. Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and her allies have called for a 9/11-style commission to investigate the Capitol riot.
Connecting the recent developments to a broader “totalitarian” trend of censorship, Carlson called out progressive leaders like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for calls for deprogramming “white supremacists” supposedly making up the right-wing base.
In reference to newly inaugurated President Joe Biden, the host suggested that he is “fading” and unable to hold radical leftists in check. Even Republican leaders like Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) are “too busy attacking Trump voters” to focus on the nation’s future.
Carlson concluded by imploring “reasonable people” in the Democratic Party to “call off the war” being waged against conservatives.
“And it is war they’re planning,” he said. “A 9/11 commission, blanket censorship, mass arrests. ‘Deprogramming.’ These are not subtle indicators. These are fire alarms. It’s time for the victors to accept their victory, to forgive the team they beat, and to move on.”