Fox News host and attorney Laura Ingraham called for the resurgence of a “new Tea Party-type movement” during her Thursday evening show as a means to counter the Democratic left’s increasing “assault on liberty.”
The host railed against last year’s local government-imposed lockdowns that were recommended by federal health officials as a way to instill fear into an otherwise complacent populace.
“In case you didn’t notice, Democrats love shutdowns and COVID mandates as much as they love high taxes and climate regulations,” Ingraham began on “The Angle.”
“I think it’s safe to say that many were never happier than when Americans were forced by their government order, out of the workforce, out of school, away from church, and away from friends and family,” she added.
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Nevertheless, the host observed, while lockdowns and mandatory COVID restrictions “have drawn massive numbers abroad” in Europe and Australia, there have been few such protests in the United States, “even when the COVID dictates made zero sense.”
That complacency has drawn concerns from some Americans, she said, including former Trump coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas. In a clip of a previous interview she did with him, the radiologist said that he sees “a total disconnect in the country about … what people have as information.”
“What my hope is that the American people are a little less compliant” and “afraid” as well as “regain their independent thinking,” he added.
Ingraham went on to say that the Biden administration is counting on Americans to remain flaccid and supine even in the face of new restrictions based on the lingering pandemic, including the potential for additional school closures this fall, despite data showing that remote learning for children throughout last year was extremely detrimental, especially for poor students.
After playing a clip of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona suggesting that in-person education could again be “disrupted” this year, an exasperated Ingraham pushed back.
“The man has the gall to hint that schools ‘may be disrupted’ after what they did to our kids for 18 months? That damage, sir, was not enough for you?” she fired back, adding that due to the widespread availability of vaccines “any teacher who does not show up” for class “should be fired, period.”
“This is no time to be silent or afraid,” Ingraham said.
She then hit President Joe Biden for ignoring a Supreme Court ruling in June by re-imposing a “totally unconstitutional” 60-day eviction moratorium, as well as an executive order he signed Thursday to boost production of all-electric vehicles and phase out gas-powered cars and trucks.
“Who made him king?” she asked.
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Later, Ingraham talked about what she views as “sparks of activism” among a growing number of conservatives on such issues like eradicating critical race theory as well as masks from schools.
“A Tea Party 2.0 movement could appeal to frustrated African Americans who don’t want to be demonized for their personal medical decisions,” she added.
“Hispanic business owners who didn’t work hard for their American dream only to have the lockdowns turn it into a nightmare. And to suburban women who don’t want their kids indoctrinated at school,” she said.
Continuing, Ingraham said that a new conservative-themed political movement that focuses on independence and liberty could also interest “urban professionals who are sick of paying high taxes to live in high crime neighborhoods and to evangelical voters who don’t want to be told that their faith is not ‘essential’ by Washington bureaucrats or godless governors.”
She went on to rap Republicans like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Kentucky) and Sens. Bill Cassidy (Louisiana), Lindsey Graham (South Carolina) and Mitt Romney (Utah), whom she described as the “Old Republican Guard,” for their “abdication” of conservative principles in supporting Biden’s massive, intrusive infrastructure bill.
“Hello inflation, higher taxes, endless regulation, new entitlements, and goodbye fiscal responsibility,” she said, before closing.
“It’s time for an American call-to-action. I don’t care what you call it, but the principles are all found in our Constitution,” she said. “This movement is where freedom matters…work matters…personal responsibility matters…school matters….safety matters….and truth matters.”
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