Fox News host Tucker Carlson took aim at soon-to-be ousted Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) on Wednesday evening, saying she should’ve known “democracy” would swing the political pendulum away from her elitist style of governance, and send her packing from D.C. after her GOP primary defeat.
“Turns out democracy is like that boyfriend you’ve got in another city, you kind of talk him up a lot, but you don’t really want him to show up, other people to meet him,” Carlson said, according to The Daily Caller.
“What happened to Liz Cheney last night?” he asked. “Democracy showed up in Wyoming. And Liz Cheney suffered the single biggest defeat in a primary by an incumbent this century. It turns out democracy is a cruel master, better be careful, it can whip around and bite you in the butt.”
Carlson went on to also reportedly mock CNN host Alisyn Camerota being frantic about “election deniers” having positions of power and then poked fun at Cheney for comparing herself to Abe Lincoln, in her lukewarm concession speech.
“When voters actually vote, which is, of course, the core ritual of democracy, it’s the essence of democracy. When they do that, it’s a threat to democracy,” Tucker added. “Of course, Liz Cheney agrees. Her losing definitively in Wyoming is the greatest threat to democracy since the Civil War and she should know because effectively, she’s Abe Lincoln.”
Cheney thought her GOP primary loss compared to the losses of Lincoln in his earlier House and Senate races — before he eventually ascended to the White House — steering the nation through a bloody civil war. Hardly a time for comparisons, but Cheney pressed on, regardless.
“The great and original champion of our party, Abraham Lincoln, was defeated in elections for the Senate and the House before he won the most important election of all,” she proclaimed. “Lincoln ultimately prevailed, he saved our union, and he defined our obligation as Americans for all of history.”
“I lost, Lincoln lost,” Carlson replied in mockery. “Me, me, me, me, I’m Lincoln. Another sad, middle-aged rich lady narcissism trip. For sure.”
Cheney fell to Harriet Hageman by 37 points, as recent reports showed Hageman with just over 113,000 votes, while she was unable to garner even 50,000 votes.
Daughter of a former Vice President who rose to become a Republican Party Congressional leader, who switched to an anti-Trump establishment pawn, and who is now back to being a private citizen once again — thanks to the primary voters in her district.
All of this shows why it is vital, for people to vote if the country wishes to remain free. Don’t forget to hit the polls come November, and let your voices be heard. We deserve better than this.
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