Fox News host Tucker Carlson mocked Congressional Democrats from pro-Trump districts, saying watching them vote for impeachment even though it was political suicide reminded him of the Jonestown suicide cultists who killed themselves by drinking poisoned Kool-Aid.
Carlson made the remarks while speaking to Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin last night, shortly after the sham impeachment vote.
Tucker said: “So given that this isn’t going to result in the removal of the President, and it seems pretty clear based on several weeks of polling data that it’s hurting the Democrats, why do you think they are doing this?”
Congressman Zeldin replied: “It’s payback to their activist base. They are the people who are getting them these gavels in their hand — that gavel that Adam Schiff holds, that gavel that Jerry Nadler holds, that Nancy Pelosi holds — they have it because of this rabid activist base calling for the president’s impeachment since he got elected and sworn into office. This is payback to them.”
Zeldin continued: “Nancy Pelosi, her most important vote, is the vote to become Speaker of the House. She got rolled by the Far Left of her conference. Basically, what was the Far Left of the House Democratic conference took over the Democratic conference to the point that you have all these Democrats in districts that Trump won in 2016 all walking the plank together. There is going to be hell to pay next November [from voters].”
Tucker agreed that the Democrats from pro-Trump districts know they will probably be voted out. “That’s right,” Carlson said. “It is kind of like the Jonestown dynamic, where they all know it’s going to end badly but they’re doing it anyway.”
(Source: Tucker Carlson Tonight)
Jonestown was a San Francisco-based cult that eventually settled in Guyana in the 1970s under the leadership of Democratic Marxist Jim Jones. Jim Jones founded his names-sake community, Jonestown, to be a “socialist paradise.”
In November 1978, Jones convinced 909 settlers (304 of them children) to commit mass suicide by drinking cyanide-laced Kool-Aid.
That’s where the term “drinking the Kool-Aid” comes from (it means being brainwashed, like what the mainstream media tries to do with the public). Naturally, it has its origins in the loony left.
Tucker Carlson asked Lee Zeldin why the far-left Squad has so much influence in the Democratic Party when there are only four of them.
“I’m interested in this,” Carlson said. “Why The Squad and the dumb people like Ocasio-Cortez — there are not many of them relative to the rest of the caucus. But why do they have so much power exactly?”
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Zeldin said it’s not just the noobs from The Squad who have been screeching about impeachment ever since President Trump got elected. Zeldin said their whining is being enabled by veteran Democrats.
“In this particular case, you have some of these freshman you mentioned, these members of The Squad. But you also have people like Al Green and Maxine Waters, who have been calling for the president’s impeachment for a long time.
There were several dozen members who went on the record instantly being in favor of impeachment [as soon as Trump took office]. We are talking about two and a half years before any of what is being alleged here…It’s not just them. They go back to these very blue districts across America where maybe this is popular in their districts, but they are totally alienating the middle of America.
Trump voters in those districts where those Democrats are from, they sent these members to Washington to work with the president, to work with Republicans, on substantive issues to help people. And instead, we have seen this total gridlock.”
Carlson replied: “It’s almost as if being an extremist makes you stupid.”
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