Steyn: Mainstream Media ‘Happen to Agree With Putin’ on Russian Election Interference
Tucker Carlson and author Mark Steyn discussed Congress’ new report declaring that there is no evidence of Republican or Democratic collusion with the Russians during the 2016 elections.
Carlson and House Intelligence Committee Member Mike Conaway (R-Texas) discussed the declaration, with the lawmaker adding that his committee spoke with 73 witnesses and pored over 300,000 pages of documents.
Conaway said there were some meetings between Americans and Russian citizens that were “ill-advised” but that none rose to the level of collusion or worse.
Carlson joked that such an announcement will “end MSNBC’s primetime schedule” as we know it because it is “predicated on [the existence of] collusion.”
“They’ll just carry on as usual,” Steyn said. “They happen to agree with Putin on this.”
Steyn said the Russian leader tried to “sow confusion” in America, and succeeded.
“The Democrats and the media have run around like headless chickens,” he said.
Steyn added that when it comes to illegal immigration, it is ironic that the same party that says “a Venezuelan or a Columbian can vote, why the hell can’t a Russian interfere in the election too.”
‘In What Sense Are You Fully American?’: Tucker Battles Jorge Ramos Over Voting in Dual Elections
Tucker Carlson debated Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos over the fact he voted in both Mexican and American elections.
Ramos was born in Mexico City but later became a United States citizen.
Carlson said that, in taking his oath of citizenship, Ramos swore to “renounce all allegiance to any foreign state you have ever been a citizen of.”
“You took that oath, but you’re voting in a foreign election,” Carlson said.
Ramos said there is nothing wrong with doing so, as some countries like Mexico allow the practice.
“Mexico is not invading the U.S.,” he said.
“Yet, Mexican citizens live in this country, vote in Mexican elections, then write books telling Americans like me how we should run our government when you clearly haven’t renounced your loyalty to a foreign government,” Carlson said.
Ramos said he should indeed be able to “complain” about Donald Trump, who he called the “most anti-immigrant president since the 1950s.”
Ramos then accused Carlson of being “state media” because he is “criminalizing immigrants,” which the Carlson then dismissed as a “Univision talking point.”
“In what sense are you fully American?” Carlson asked.