Tucker Carlson calls out Democrat ‘puppet’ Kevin McCarthy for supporting censorship

Tucker Carlson has often used his platform as the most-watched cable news host in America to criticize ineffectual, treacherous Republican leaders in Washington.

During his opening monologue Tuesday night, Carlson called Republican Kevin McCarthy (CA) a “puppet” of the Democrats after it was revealed that the House Minority Leader wanted his own conservative members to be censored.

“Puppet” McCarthy

Carlson was reacting to a phone conversation between McCarthy and other Republican leaders, such as neoconservative anti-Trump zealot Liz Cheney (R-WY) and House Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), on Jan. 10, 2021, in the aftermath of the so-called “insurrection” at the Capitol.

During that call, McCarthy can be heard pining for social media companies to censor the accounts of hardline conservatives like Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) over their comments before and after the Capitol protest, saying, “Can’t they take their Twitter accounts away too?”

Among the comments that bothered McCarthy, Alabama Republican Barry Moore had tweeted that the unprovoked fatal shooting of pro-Trump protester Ashli Babbitt “doesn’t fit the narrative” because a “white female veteran” had been killed by a “black police officer.”

At the time, Big Tech platforms had just banned Donald Trump, then a sitting president, for his supposed role in the Capitol riot — but McCarthy “wanted the tech oligarchs to do more, to force disobedient lawmakers off the internet,” Carlson said.

McCarthy’s comments show that members in both party establishments favor censorship to maintain political power, Carlson said, adding that behind closed doors, McCarthy “sounds like an MSNBC contributor.”

GOP rallies behind McCarthy

With Republicans widely expected to flip the House this November, Carlson warned that conservatives could end up with a “puppet of the Democratic party” in charge of Congress if the right doesn’t “get their act together.” McCarthy is gunning to be Speaker of the House.

Since the Capitol protest, McCarthy has sought to reconcile himself with Trump, who is popular with GOP voters — but privately, it appears McCarthy, like many Republicans in Washington, has contempt for the former president and his supporters.

Also on the call, Scalise called criticism that Gaetz made toward Cheney potentially “illegal,” prompting Gaetz to comment Tuesday that McCarthy and Scalise are “weak men” who are disloyal to Trump. The Times had previously revealed that McCarthy discussed pressuring Trump to resign with Cheney.

It appears the party, content with coasting into power on the strength of Joe Biden’s failures, has few plans to reform itself before the upcoming midterm elections after McCarthy received a standing ovation from the GOP conference on Wednesday.

With Republicans like these, who needs Democrats?

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