Fox News host Tucker Carlson opened his Tuesday program noting that voters who elected Joe Biden did so without really knowing what he stood for because he didn’t campaign much and was not pressed by the media to reveal his policies.
But now that he stands on the cusp of becoming president, Americans are finally getting a look at what a Biden administration will be like, based on his Cabinet choices.
“What does Joe Biden believe? What are his plans for our country? Well, it’s hard to comprehend this, but the truth is we still don’t know the answers to those most basic questions,” Carlson said in opening his monologue.
“Somehow Joe Biden made it through an entire presidential campaign — most of a year — without telling us. A partisan press corps let him get away with it,” the host continued, likening that to “election rigging.”
“Joe Biden has started to assemble his Cabinet, so we’re gonna go by his choices to let us know what we can expect,” said Carlson. “And what is emerging so far…looks a lot like the HR department at a large left-wing multinational. Heaps of woke authoritarian social policy mixed with a corporatist economic agenda”.
“So the rest of us will get stern lectures about our moral failings — those never end — while a small group of highly connected people will even richer. Does that sound familiar to you?”
The host went on to name several of Biden’s picks, beginning with Steve Richetti, who served as the then-vice president’s chief of staff from 2013 to 2017 and who will become Biden’s top counselor.
Carlson said that Richetti’s political roots date back to the Clinton administration, where he was one of the chief architects behind the decision to allow China to join the World Trade Organization.
The host said in the ensuing decades, the U.S. shed millions of “good-paying jobs” in the American middle class while fueling China’s economic and military rise. Also, the off-shoring of those jobs led to the “collapse” of communities around the country, which gave rise to a fentanyl epidemic and a declining life expectancy.
Carlson then noted that Biden has brought Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) and campaign manager Jennifer O’Malley Dillon on board to push a gun-control agenda, which was also never discussed during the election cycle.
He played video clips of both, championing policies like “mandatory gun buyback” programs and taking “weapons of war” — a mistaken reference to semi-automatic rifles that resemble military firearms in physical appearance — away from law-abiding Americans.
“Mandatory buybacks are seizure, taking private property away by force,” Carlson said. “Not because the people who own those firearms have done anything wrong, they haven’t. Jennifer O’Malley Dillon just doesn’t think you should be allowed to have them.”
Carlson then noted that Biden has selected Cuban-born Alejandro Mayorkas to head up the Department of Homeland Security before playing a clip of him pushing to legalize tens of millions of people who came into the U.S. illegally.
Fox News added that Mayorkas faced criticism during the Obama administration “after a scathing inspector general report found that he intervened to help foreign investors in the EB-5 visa program who were connected to top Democrats.”
Turning from domestic to foreign policy, Carlson said Biden is choosing Antony Blinken, a former deputy national security adviser under Obama and founder of a global firm that represents top corporate clients.
Blinken, Carlson notes, “fell hard for the ludicrous Russian collusion lie” aimed at undermining President Donald Trump and his administration. He also ripped Blinken for supporting the invasion of Iraq while claiming the country was better off thanks to U.S. intervention.
“What does it all add up to?” Carlson asked near the conclusion of his monologue. “It’s starting to look like the opposite…of what Donald Trump ran on in 2016. Policies that were so popular Trump got elected on them, despite having no background in politics whatsoever.”
“Those policies were popular, and they remain popular.”
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