Did you happen to catch Tucker Carlson Tonight on Friday?
Fox News’ brightest ratings light right now, Tucker Carlson, sharply took Republican members of Congress to task for their opposition to the idea of a Trump-initiated rollback of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy. DACA is a product of the Obama administration, and acts to give those undocumented immigrants who came to the country as minors a renewable, two-year period of deferment from immigration enforcement actions, including deportation. The upshot of DACA is that those who qualify for its protection could simply remain in the country interminably.
On that, Carlson specifically hammered House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Rep. Mike Hoffman (R-Colo.), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), suggesting the politicians have “more affinity in many cases for President Obama’s policies than they do for” those of President Trump.
Eloquently voicing the growing frustration felt by many responsible for Trump’s remarkable upset victory last November, Carlson scorched Republican leaders more generally, saying:
“Republicans won big last fall. Not simply because they weren’t the party of Hillary Clinton but because they promised to undo key parts of the Barack Obama legacy. So far, they haven’t. Congressional Republicans could not come together to repeal Obamacare. They did not defund Planned Parenthood. They definitely don’t want to build a border wall. But now almost 10 months into the Republican Congress, top Republicans on Capitol Hill have finally found an issue they can really rally around: preserving President Obama’s immigration policy.”
Carlson later added the following:
“Donald Trump ran in 2016 with almost no support from the Republican establishment. In many cases, they actively denounced him. They almost all despised him. But he won anyway because his campaign promises had powerful appeal and Republicans on the Hill were able to benefit by extension.
“Rather than take advantage of their good luck and consider whether they ought to try to help the president achieve those campaign promises, Republicans have repeatedly shown their campaign pledges were lies and their chief interest is in protecting the tiny donor class that funds their campaigns.”
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large