Tucker Carlson: Caving to Democrats on Immigration Would Be ‘Suicide’ For Republican Party
Following news that some Republican lawmakers are prepared to make deals with the Democrats over DACA for very little in return, Fox News host Tucker Carlson declared that if they cave it will be the end of the party.
On Friday evening’s episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight, the populist host laid out some of the absurd proposals coming from Republicans on how to handle the illegal immigrants who are currently protected from deportation — including expanding amnesty.
“A number of Republican senators are prepared to cave completely to Democrats on this question agreeing to amnesty with no serious concessions in return,” Carlson began.
“One proposal would simply delay chain migration rather than ending it while expanding the scope of the amnesty for DACA recipients and reallocating the diversity lottery visas to a different class of unskilled immigrants. Not only would a deal like that hurt the country, voters have said very clearly, again and again, they don’t want it. And this is a democracy after all or at least it was,” Carlson asserted.
The fiery host then declared that if the lawmakers do not listen to their voters, the party is “toast” and warned that it would be suicide.
“You have to listen to what voters want if you are a lawmaker. If you see that kind of deal come out of Congress, and you may, the Republican Party is done, it’s over, it’s toast. it will be a short epitaph too, suicide.”
Carlson’s comments echo those of his fellow Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who asserted on her show on Thursday that Trump will not be re-elected if he does not stand his ground on his campaign promises regarding immigration.