FNC's Carlson Points Out Media and Dems' Hypocrisy on Calling For 'Unity and Civility'

During Tuesday’s edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight, the eponymous host began by pointing out the hypocrisy of the media and the Democrats, who called for “unity and civility” in the wake of Senator John McCain’s death, only to fail to practice what they preached just days later at the confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Carlson described how “Capitol Hill was in chaos today, thanks to the first day of hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.” He then told the audience to “see if you can recall talking heads telling you that John McCain’s funeral, if it meant anything, meant that unity and civility had to return to Washington.”

Carlson proceeded to play specific examples of talking heads and politicians stressing the need for unity, beginning with CNN senior political commentator and former Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod romanticizing: “All of these people who are warring on normal days (were) coming together. It was really dramatic.” Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press, Alaska Republican Senator Dan Sullivan expressed gratitude for the “notion of unity” he had seen. Finally, CBS Washington correspondent Paula Reid mentioned that “speakers at the service also spoke of bipartisanship and putting country over party.”
 

 

Picking up where Reid left off, Carlson jumped in: “Country over party, well, that didn’t happen today. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa couldn’t even get the hearing started without being interrupted repeatedly by his Democratic colleagues. Here’s a selection.”

The selection Carlson played included California Senator and possible 2020 presidential hopeful Kamala Harris interrupting Grassley’s opening statement, saying that she “would like to be recognized to ask a question before we proceed.” She was then followed by fellow possible 2020 hopeful and Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, who interrupted Grassley to bemoan how “we received 42,000 documents that we have not been able to review last night. And we believe this hearing should be postponed.”

Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut went so far as to move to “adjourn this hearing,” complaining that he did not have access to the “documents we need to advise and consent, which turns this hearing into a charade and a mockery of our norms.” The real “charade” and “mockery of our norms” came in the form of the “carefully coordinated” protests and outbursts at the hands of Senate Democrats and liberal activists.

Carlson concluded his monologue by stating the obvious: “So it wasn’t a good day for bipartisanship.”

The hysteria continued into Wednesday, when Judge Kavanaugh began answering questions from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the liberal hysteria will continue until the full Senate votes whether or not to make him an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.    

A transcript of the relevant portion of Tucker Carlson Tonight is below. Click “expand” to read more.

Tucker Carlson Tonight

09/04/18

08:00 PM

TUCKER CARLSON: But first as you know, Capitol Hill was in chaos today thanks to the first day of hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Just a few days ago, you may remember, that was history, but see if you can recall talking heads telling you that John McCain’s funeral, if it meant anything, meant that unity and civility had to return to Washington.

DAVID AXELROD: All of these people who are warring on normal days coming together. It was really dramatic.

SENATOR DAN SULLIVAN: But this notion of unity is really what I have been seeing.

PAULA REID: Speakers at the service also spoke of bipartisanship and putting country over party.

CARLSON: Country over party, well that didn’t happen today. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa couldn’t even get the hearing started without being interrupted repeatedly by his Democratic colleagues. Here’s a selection.

CHUCK GRASSLEY: I welcome everyone to this confirmation hearing on the nomination of Judge…

KAMALA HARRIS: Mr. Chairman.

GRASSLEY: Brett Kavanaugh

HARRIS: Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, I would like to be recognized to ask a question before we proceed.

AMY KLOBUCHAR: Mr. Chairman, we received 42,000 documents that we have not been able to review last night. And we believe this hearing should be postponed.

RICHARD BLUMENTHAL: We have been denied real access to the documents we need to advise and consent, which turns this hearing into a charade and a mockery of our norms. Mr. Chairman, I therefore moved to adjourn this hearing.

CARLSON: That’s the war hero from Connecticut. By the way, we didn’t edit that tape. That was literally the very beginning and Senator Harris of California, immediately interrupted him. Meanwhile, the multiple screaming lefty protesters didn’t get the memo about bipartisanship either. Here is what they did.

PROTESTER # 1: Please vote no! Please vote no!

PROTESTER # 2: Kavanaugh must not be put on the court!

PROTESTER # 3: This hearing is an attack on women’s rights and an attack on democracy. Shut this hearing down now! I urge you to shut this hearing down!

CARLSON: So it wasn’t a good day for bipartisanship.

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