Weaselly Chuck Schumer lacks bravado to accept Tucker’s invitation to debate Fox News letter

(Video: Fox News)

Like so many on the left, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is a critic of Tucker Carlson but he is apparently unwilling to go on the Fox News Channel for a man-to-man debate.

On Tuesday, the blame-assessing Schumer wrote to Fox News executives and demanded that the network “immediately cease the reckless amplification of the so-called ‘Great Replacement’ theory, which Tucker Carlson has allegedly talked about “in more than 400 episodes” of his show.

Carlson, the most influential pundit in America whose eponymous prime-time program is perhaps the only content on television that is still appointment viewing other than NFL games, said that he invited the limelight-loving politician on the show, to no avail.

Carlson’s popularity/effectiveness, particularly through his compelling, nightly opening monologues, is why the left is trying to get his show canceled, either directly, or by putting pressure on advertisers.

Coming off playing a soundbite of former Fox News correspondent Carl Cameron weirdly talking about throwing misinformers in jail, Carlson said in the video clip embedded above that Schumer “just sent a letter to our bosses here at Fox News blaming this show for the mass murder in Buffalo as well as several other mass shootings in recent years. According to Chuck Schumer, this show spreads ‘dangerous rhetoric’ and needs to be pulled off the air immediately in the name of public safety.

“Now, again, Chuck Schumer is a federal official, He is the leading Democrat in United States Senate. And he is calling for media censorship,” Carlson said.

“There was a time, like 18 months ago, that would have been considered a direct violation of the First Amendment. Now we hear it every day. ‘Let’s throw them in jail,'” he continued. “We wanted to hear more from Chuck Schumer about this. We invited him on the show tonight, as we always do, but because he is a coward, this is the only media appearance probably in history he’s turned down.”

Schumer himself confirmed that he brushed off the interview. “@TuckerCarlson invited me on his show tonight to debate the letter I sent to @FoxNews. I’m declining. Tucker Carlson needs to stop promoting the racist, dangerous ‘Replacement Theory,'” the extremely partisan Democrat wrote on Twitter.

In brief, the theory more-or-less holds that open-borders, paternalistic Democrats want to import a cohort that they believe presumably will be heavily more dependent on government assistance, thus assuring that the left can hold on to political power in the U.S. indefinitely.

“We should have an immigration policy that serves the national interest, not the narrow interest of one political party,” Rich Lowry wrote in the New York Post about the premise that has “been out in the open, discussed by progressive political operatives and think-tank analysts and celebrated in the press.”

As Carlson has similarly pointed out, there are many examples of liberals openly discussing the replacement theory, in whatever way it is defined, that Schumer finds so abhorrent in the media.

Carlson also maintained that “It turns out your average Salvadorian landscaper’s politics are a lot closer to Donald Trump’s than they are to Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi. So, their basic calculation may be completely wrong, but that’s not even the point.”

Schumer himself has reportedly weighed in on the matter in the past:

In the meantime, the suddenly shy Schumer is getting roasted on social media. Here is just a sampling:

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