Fox News host Tucker Carlson opened his Monday night show ripping the Biden administration for requiring anyone who enters the U.S. — including Americans — to have a negative COVID-19 test, while not imposing the same mandate on illegal aliens released into the country.
The top-rated prime time host cited a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention directive issued about a week before President Joe Biden was inaugurated expanding an existing negative COVID test requirement to “all passengers entering the United States.” The agency said that “before and after” testing “is a critical layer to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19.”
Carlson went on to point out that even passengers who test negative are still required to wear masks on commercial flights and in airport terminals.
“Those are the kinds of sacrifices you have been asked to make. You have done so, and for good reason. COVID is dangerous; existentially dangerous, they keep telling us. The authorities are more than willing to destroy your family and your country in order to protect you from this virus,” Carlson said.
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“That’s their public position, stated every day. Do they actually mean it when they say it, though?” Carlson continued before reminding viewers that last fall, Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom was caught mask-less eating at a swanky restaurant after he banned indoor dining at restaurants in California due to the virus.
He went on to suggest that government elites were merely paying lip service to their warnings about COVID and as such, hold themselves to “another, very different standard.”
“You’d hate to think that could be true in a country like this, with such a long and noble history of egalitarianism and equality under the law. Unfortunately, there has been growing evidence of that double standard. Now, there’s hard proof,” the host continued.
He said his program has uncovered evidence that “the Biden administration is releasing thousands of foreign nationals living here illegally into American neighborhoods without bothering to test them for the coronavirus.
“People from countries with high infection rates, living in crowded conditions, have been sent forth into the American population like COVID isn’t real. That’s happening. It is the official policy of the U.S. government,” Carlson explained.
He then played a clip in which Fox News correspondent Kristin Fisher attempted to ask White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki about the policy, which was enacted via executive order, but Psaki acted as though she had never heard of it.
Carlson then quoted Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, whom he said told the program, “We do not test the illegal aliens we release. So we’re releasing people without knowing, which obviously puts the public at risk.”
The host also cited Yuma County, Ariz. Sheriff Leon Wilmot, who sent a letter to Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema alerting her to the policy, which he said is “a particularly dangerous approach.”
“[T]here is currently no protocol for testing any of these people for the Covid-19 [sic] virus,” the sheriff noted in his letter. “Nor is there any support being offered by the federal government to house, feed, medically treat or transport these immigrants.”
Carlson then went on to note internal memos sent by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to the agency, one of which noted that the Biden administration had ordered suspension of a program called “Operation Talon,” which targeted illegal alien sexual predators and offenders. A second memo informed agency supervisors that “effective immediately,” ICE was suspending deportation of illegal immigrants who have been found guilty of drug offenses, DUI, simple assault, property crimes, tax evasion, money laundering and fraud, among other offenses.
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“This is all real and we will see cases like that. The question is motive. Even if you thought the United States badly needed more low-skilled workers in the middle of an employment crisis, even if you believe that your right to cheap housekeeping is more important than the right of the American middle class to exist (and many of our leaders emphatically do believe that), how exactly do you explain suspending the hunt for sex offenders?” Carlson asked.
“How is that a good idea for anyone? How is it a good idea to release illegal aliens in the middle of a pandemic without even testing them for the coronavirus? How does all of that conceivably help you as an American, as someone who pays for all of this stuff?” he continued.
“This isn’t a policy, it’s an act of aggression. It’s designed to humiliate you and demoralize you,” Carlson warned. “Reckless and destructive immigration policy is the penalty you are paying for your white supremacy. It’s almost too dark to believe that’s their motive, but it is.”
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