tv Tucker Carlson Tonight FOX News July 13, 2021 10:00pm-11:00pm PDT
i'm sure. up next, tucker carlson. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> tucker: a good evening and welcome to "tucker carlson tonight." it was a happy day in america, a beautiful july day and then something rave happened, joe biden made an announcement. this country faces a crisis more dangerous than anything since the civil war would, that's gettysburg, shiloh, antietam, the killing field of the 19th century south, that's what we
are looking at right now, announce the president of the infant states. by attempting to passed laws requiring voters to show i.d. when they vote republicans are risking it permanent internal division as well as a violent think we are overstating?re here's what he said. >> does an unfolding assault taking place in america today, and attempt to suppress and subvert the right to vote in fair and free elections. we are facing the most significant test of our democracy since the civil war. that's not hyperbole, since the civil war t. >> tucker: at the civil war? you sound overheated to you? he would like you to know that this is not hyperbole. they are literally like habeas corpus, the state legislature. that was the civil war. biden made it clear that's what he meant and he said it twice.
one was the last time a sitting american gave a speech like this? probably not told the 1860s. it's hard to know how to process it. it was a stunningly irresponsible thing for an american leader to say out loud. and left texas and flew to washington, d.c., on the private jets. they did this in order to deny the texas legislature a quorum and then they shut it down. they shut downt the democratic process by leaving texas and they end of the words violated their sworn duty to represent their voters and they committed to what amounted to an act of, insurrection. texas lawmakers couldn't pass laws against a voter fraud. laws by the way the voters in
texas have said overwhelmingly they want past and that's democracy. but they are not getting it. the measures that texas motorists would like to see become law require some kind of valid and bill for voters that submit mail-in ballots. that would review voter rolls for noncitizens and remove people that are not allowed to vote. so nothing in the bill is radical, and if you oppose voter fraud it'spp in fact all very obvious and not controversial at all. nor did they would believe in multipartyop politics of the stp the entire process. it does not seem like the defense of democracy. in fact it appears to be just thepe opposite.
even diabolical old vladimir putin never attempted to do that. according to joe biden this time is necessary. requiring people to be "an unrelenting 21st century jim crow really, how so? biden never explained but he never needed to. his bootleggers jumped in to do the talking for him. >> texas democrats taking a major stand for voting rights and it's a dramatic yet effective move that the national democratic party would do well. that was the last best thing they thought theyy could do to preserve their voting rights there andg try to defeat the republican voter suppression bill. >> tech system grants fighting
back in the face of a very successful drive. >> texas democrats fling their stake in last-ditch effort to block a long as the g.o.p. is pushing it as a last sacred right. >> tucker: who cares about alaska.he republican voter suppression act? how exactly do these bills suppress voting precisely? he repeated the talking point, but pay no attention to the dead eyed news anchor telling you the usual lies. consider instead the heroes of modern texas, people saving the vote by stopping the boat, preserving democracy by ending it. here's a picture of them on the charter p bus to the private airfield, the fpo as they say in private equity. they may be smiling in the picture but it's only to mask the pain inside. they may be drinking miller lite but it's not in celebration, this in solidarity with the
casinos around texas. the people may not be actual citizens within the states and may not speak our language or follow our laws but they still somehow have the god-given right to choose your government for you. the right in other words to vote democrat whenever they want. so it was an intense moment. picture them sailing into the harbor to bring the revolution to a buddy climax and it only got more intense with the charter buses arrived at the fbo. one texas lawmaker, a child my former teacher called james talarico tweeted about the dangers from his private jet. at "landed in memphis on our way to d.c., thank you all for your well wishes. the left and her family, our livelihoods and our beloved texas. but our sacrifice -- i'm sorry, can't read it with a straight face. our sacrifices come nothing compared to the sacrifices brave americans of me throughout history to protect the sacred
right to vote. those sacrifices include drinking miller lite on private plane over memphis. it was moving. weav don't have a lot of photos from within that private plane, just like we don't have a lot o paintings from the private crossing of the delaware. as you can see, those people are terrified.d. not taking this trip on a private plane for themselves, they are doing it for democracy which paradoxically they have just suspended. revolutions are full of bitter t little ironies like that. you may be wondering how did all those lawmakers get on that plane, can you just walk on a plane now? does not require some kind of resisting the garden for photo i.d.? and are you required by federal law to wear a mask on an airplane? sure, you are in normal times but one is a revolution in process, rules are suspended.
now, once a brigade from texas finally arrived in the capital city, they were met with artillery fire or sharpshooters, no. something more daunting. with the power of song. [singing] ♪♪ we will overcome, i believe we will overcome today ♪♪ >> tucker: what happens when a cliche become so time warren went that a full day in on itself like a cliche black holeb and sacks all of reality into itself? to the untrained eye, the footage might seem that
aggrandizing. that means she gets to his own bravery and the sound of his own voice. that they recognize how truly heroic these leaders are. i was -- it was wonderful to randomly run into people who recognized me and applauded what we were doing. now, you can rest assured mr. and mrs. america that they are outus there. presumably, jean moussa's many fans are documented exactly whao he ate in a follow-up tweet just for the historical record. "my first meal is a fugitive, delicious."nt at some point in the modern era
it becomes a little hard toen distinguish between hero and clinical narcissist. the star of tiktok videos, the state legislature. but whatever, those distinctions don't mean anything. jean moussa is a hero. we wouldn't say he's a man of modesty obviously but
another representative from the state of texas, a fellow called trey martinez fischer spell that out for us. she moved eating solid in an airport. it's pretty much like the civil rights leaders of old. across the bridge in alabama taking transient blows to the head. heat wants. >> this is a risk that you take standing up to democracy. we are talking about voting rights here, people that were beaten by clubs and attacked by dogs and people were murdered to protect themselves from the finger-pointing.
>> edmund pettus bridge, aaa, same idea and different error. as you can expect kamala harris wants in on the action. since two years old she's been demanding freedom that
she said so now she's going to meet with these freedom fighter sometime this week. the governor of texas, greg abbott, will be there.ac so are they coming back to texas? no. so effectively these freedom fighters, these crossers have shut down texas democratically affected government. brit hume covers democracy. you are a master of the big picture, when you shut down
democracy how are you saving it? >> the first thing i have to note note is there a price some video that you missed and i wish she would play, since a group of those legislatures sittingei around a camp campfire and at their hotel lobby last night singing kumbaya. >> tucker: i don't think we could handle it. because it's a classic. obviously, the absurdity of this is obviously on his face. he can't on one hand shut down the action of the elected representatives of the people of the state of texas and then turn around and argue to the nation that you are and democracy. this is seen on the airplane with them smiling and of course the scene on the bus with the case of beer tucked away for their enjoyment on that we have here. up to washington. it's just, it's too good to be true, and just precious.
they must have been saying it was so nice to take a break. unfortunately the overtones of the looming civil war hummed in the background but i have to ask as a political matter, should people be requiredpl to prove wo they say they a are when they choose our government? it seems like an this case republicans have the public on their side. all the polling that i have seen insist that. >> it's common sense obviously. and of course with your mailing out ballots to people to send in for whatever reason instead of showing up to vote on election day, the possibility of fraud is there and so asking people to prove who they are which you should really have to do with scene and evidence and obviousse step. i think politically speaking to oppose it is nuts.
it's bound to fail. t moreover, these democrats may be able to hang around in washington and beat celebrities, nearly everybody whone lived the until the end of the session but all abbott has to do is call another one and yet another one, they can't stay out forever. so eventually this measure will pass. indeed it passed the texas senate. they just don't have a quorum in the house. my guess is they will eventually pass and be accepted and life will go on. statement i assume this is by raising money. responsive people don't use the phrase civil war unless there's actually aph civil war and i wih the president of the united states say something liki that? >> it was such a decisive and painful episode in our p nationt history amounting to tremendous
loss of life. it was a terrible dark time, for that in the end i think he had to be fun. but to compare or dispute over what balance security measures should be in place in the state of texas at for a civil war was seems to be self-evident nonsense, i mean it's just -- donald trump is a famous exaggerator. no one had ever seen anything like it and so on. biden is giving him a run for his money. >> tucker: i was supportive of most of what trump did and i said don't talk like that. brit hume, great to see you tonight. thank you. defunding the police was never a good idea, in fact it turned out to be a worse idea than we even knew it was. the people who support it, they are trying to intimidate you
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>> tucke >> tucker: the nation of south africa appears to be in significant trouble tonight, anarchy across the country in the cities and outside of the cities. for more on what's happening right now we go to katie that hunter, and she joins us from johannesburg. thanks so much for joining us tonight. a we are experiencing this mostly onme social media and people are seeing videos on what's happening in your country. describe what's going on right now, if you wouldn't? , it would?>> there been three n the relenting violence in areas around johannesburg as well as urban and surrounding areas. it started as protests against the jailing of former president jacob zuma and this was on wednesday last week. out by thursday there was sporadic incidences of violence, but over the weekend is intensified to what the
president has now called a coordinated criminality. dozens of shopping centers and now even warehouses and factories have been completely looted by thousands of people across the country and these two major economic hubs. at what you see as the police completely overburdened, unable to stop these violent looting scenes that unfolded in the country, with the president having to call in the south african national defense course on monday to reinforce efforts by police. there have been 200 people that have been arrested at, 72 people have lost their life so far. >> tucker: and so this
perspective, and we are playing video on the screen right now but entire shopping malls being emptied and office buildings being looted and as you said factories being burned. it looks like a big part of the economy of the country is being destroyed. > absolutely. it is devastating to an economy that is already bruised by covid-19. unemployment is in the region of almost 40% of the economy is struggling to get off of its feet and this is an added go to businesses along the coast. the situation is so bad that they are our concerns around food and medicine security as a result of the looting. we talk about medicine, there have been concerns around attacks on storage facilities that hold the covid-19 vaccines.
this the president said it would really hamper government efforts to fight the pandemic. to give you an example, just this evening the government announced that 1600 people died from the covid-19 pandemic and yet what you see is thousands and thousands of people going out in the streets and losing anything from tvs to fridges. >> tucker: what a tragedy. i appreciate you coming on tonight, thank you so much. so you just saw pictures of what could happen when no one no one is enforcing the law and when the mob rules. that's been the case on a much smaller scale in parts of this country for more than a year now. defunding the police as the term that they apply to it, it's been a disaster. it's also deeply unpopular with
voters of all kinds. 82% of americans oppose defunding the police but they are still some activists who are committed to it regardless of what the public wants. at the police are racists, we must eliminate them. what's interesting is what that looks like up close. so in oakland, california, on saturday, some of those antiracist activists shouted down a group of black demonstrators who were out of public showing support for police officers. p what a picture this was, watch. >> white privilege is standing here. they have a a right to be here. >> what do you have against stopping the violence? we are trying to save our people.
we are trying to save ourpl people, you are not our people. hey black people, how dare usepp it for? it's beyond belief really but it three. public and member of congress from the state of utah and we are happy to have them with us.g that video kind of talk a lot about the current state of conversation. what's your reaction to it? >> i think it's poignant that we recognize that after the accident. the closer marxists come up they thrive on his personal chaos. people being miserable, living in fear. you can't run a business or build your family, spirituality comes out the window, all these places that black and hispanic and not risk people are being heard mostly is by culture
marxist's who care less because they are godless, they could care less about the property and think the nuclear family so that's what we're up against. we need to raise that and sit up strong for our judeo-christian values. >> tucker: you're right, they are godless. it's definitely true. when you say that, how do people respond? are those who get it, most americans got it. they may not speak as strong as i did get it. t there are those who are trying to destroy our country we just have to have the courage. i was taught this very reasonably growing up. love god, country, family, respect and authority and we got to me. but other than nothing, denominator experience. americans come to know what we are up against. we need to fight against stevia, evil ideology and we can do that no matter what part of the line right up. this makes our country greatat r
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>> tucker: how biblical are the plagues we are facing these >> tucker:r: how biblical are the plagues we are facing? monster goldfish are a threat to one town in the midwest. the city of burnsville, minnesota, just south of minneapolis said people are dumping pet goldfish into lakes and ponds. they don't expect this will be a problem, but it is. according to officials the fish "grow bigger than you think and contribute to poor water quality by mucking up the bottom sediments and uprooting plants.
could this be true? we decided to find out. from gil is a expert on goldfish behavior and have them here tonight. i'll give us a sense of the goldfish threat, not just in the southern suburbs of minneapolis but around the country. >> you know goldfish are a common pet. they are very hardy fish which is wasted in my carnivals and fairs and things like that. people sometimes outgrow them but understand that goldfish are basically glorified carp. but that guy caught was probably a big toy you which is similar to a goldfish but they are all types of carp. if you look through the country carp have caused millions and millions and damage in the habitat to videos of them jumping into boats, people can't even get out into the water without themm jumping the boat. goldfish are basically fancy kind of carp and there's potential there for some real
damage. >> tucker: it's what you are saying is if you have goldfish and want to dispose of them, it's better to send to the local fraternity house to be consumed rather than put them in the local water supply. >> anything is better. and that makes total sense. how big -- and i don't want to scare our viewers, how big can a goldfish question >> the standard goldfish, they are usually onlyki about ten or 12 inches and they take the oxygen out of the water and they make it unlivable and it totally destroys the environment. think it's a great idea. statement do we face this threah from gerbils and hamsters, to or just an aquatic threat?
>> rodents, if they get out, there are many cities throughout the country that had a hamsters and gerbils reading the wild. thankfully we have hocks and cats and birds of prey that put that on balance. >> tucker: i i wouldn't want to see a 3-foot long gerbils come at all. you are welcome back anytime to warrant us of impending disaster, thank you for meeting on tonight. so the bite in the months touting a companyny called pro-tara. they tell us protector as part of the green infrastructure plan it will save the country. they funnel money to cities to fund electric buses made by frontera. what's interesting is poterba doesn't have a good record of producing electric buses. one city in wisconsin paid $1.5 million for two buses backv in 2018 but never got the buses so why is the administration promoting this one specificw company? we don't know for sure but one possibility is jennifer granholm, secretary of energy, recently owned more than a
million dollars of stock in a company. she sold it after reporting, thanks so much for coming on matthew. how could the secretary of energy owns stock in a green energy company? >> tucker, thank you for having me on. it's green energy graft. she owned millions of dollars of stock in proterra. they promoted repeatedly, biden visited, the dash it has all the hallmarks of corruption that normally people would hear about. in brand-new soap wouldn't rule one. nobody promoting these companies
have any shares in these companies? and that seems really obvious. >> you would think so. and that was what she was on the board of. she quit the board after her confirmation but she continues to not even tell us who she's sold the stock to that's $1.6 million yeah, you are right. it's pretty insane but yet no one seems to care. and i'm not being mean. why would she be on the board of an energy company.
>> she was the governor of michigan. and that's a fair point. the tiny company is one of the best connected companies i've seen and it use to include jennifer granholm as ano investor. insane. and as we were seeing earlier, no one really seems to care except for you, me and a couple ofou others. >> tucker: thank you for doing this reporting. i mean you did the reporting, i just read it and was amazed by it. thank you. >> thank you, have a good night. speak with the biden administration applauding the destruction of property that
considers offensive. it's a way of putting it in american history. which would include us that she was sacajawea. although that was not a confederate general, just the beginning. why are we destroying our own country's history? why are we letting the vandals do that and why do the vandals include the white house? we will tell you, next. ♪ ♪
♪ ♪ >> tucker: and todd boydgh is one of the most famous actors in hollywood and he's been famous for more than 50 years since he started the movie midnight cowboy. he's also one of the few conservatives in hollywood. so we had him onto our fox nation show, "tucker carlson today" and it immediately got very deep and very heavy and very interesting. and here's part of it. >> many people are upset with me in the hollywood group. in the family, too. but no one really confronts me.
because they don't have answer. it's very much worth watching for sure. on saturday white house chair the removal of monuments to robert e. lee and stonewall jackson in charlottesville char, virginia. shortly after those taxes were removed workers took down two more statues on one of those moments was nothing of a super genius campus, it depicted a revolutionary war hero, george rogers clark. why? we don't know, it's our history. it's not allowed anymore because we are a fresh, new, year zero. and their guide sacajawea. the white house was all for all ofe this.
makes you wonder what else you are going to destroy and why arn we allowing it? why are we allowing lunatics and vandals to steal our history? and thank so much for coming on. why are we allowing lunatics and vandals to destroy her history? >> this was amazing. the city council had sent these out to bring down the statues of the confederate generals, and it was like if you hire movers and he slipped them out $100 to install the air conditioners, the best explanation that i've heard about taking down the lewis and clark and sacajawea statute is that it was a woman giving them directions. this is madness.
what was reported about the actual decision-making behind the lewis ande clark statue, ad many people spent more thang 20 minutes deciding what to have for dinner tonight.en certainly if they are children or as picky eaters as my son is, this is madness and it's not transparent. it's not at all clear that this is what the american people want. >> tucker: is a what i understand, when they started taking down big sequoias in california, they lived in the trees and would love to have been, and why doesn't someone just say you are not moving the teddy roosevelt statue or sacajawea or the general's, byno way? it's american history, you are not allowed destroy it. why does anyone even do that? >> i tried to. last year i was part of a group of people who try to organize wa
protest and said, hey, we want this teddy roosevelt statue in front of the museum of natural history and i'm sad to report that i think we lost that fight. and i'mis irish, and i'm used to losing fights but as irish poet william butler yeats said, irish poet, learn your trade and sing whatever is well-made. i hope people will remember this statue. i brought my son to it, other people will bring their sons and daughters to it, it's beautiful and it's a shame it's coming down. >> tucker: teddy roosevelt, and if you can take him down, you're in trouble. i appreciate you coming on your sentiments and thank you. so there's no reason for children to wear a surgical mask that school. all the research confirms it doesn't help them, it hurts
>> tucker: a >> tucker: a new study jama pediatrics showed conclusively that children who are forced to wear face mask surgical mask, hadou dangerously high levels of co2 in their bloodstream within just 3 minutes of putting on the mask. now that's bad. it's dangerous and government numbers indicate if they were workers in the workplace it would be illegal. but today nonetheless, tony fauci, was out of control, insisted that children must wear face mask several times. >> unvaccinated children of certain age, greater than two years old, should be wearing masks, no doubt about that.
that's a way to protect them from getting infected because is they do, they can then spread the infection to someone else. >> tucker: this is pure t craziness at this point. there's not actually a lot of debate in the science about the guidance that you just heard, is nuts and it hurts kids. c mayor de blasio just announced that children inhi new york cite can expect to her mouth from the fall. in california many arcticll expected to wear masks as well. melissa o'connor spoke at a board meeting. now what did you say. >> i tried to keep my talking point brief because i've had over a year to think about how frustrated i am. now that yes, the board is finally meeting in person and
there's been a great group of parents who you know, just fed up with the government telling us what to do. if there's one thing i could leave anyone who's listening with this one word is choice and informed consent and that is lacking in america right now. my children are put under my husband and my jurisdiction. or even my school board. it's up to every parent to weigh the risks and benefits of anything going on in their kids' lives including wearing a facial covering, vaccinations or anything. i don't outsource that information or that responsibility to the government. thatat has been given to me is
responsibility. so to answer question this morning, i justng highlighted tt enough is enough and i don't consent to this. melissa, are you okay with this? no one asked me a year ago if i was okay with my kids at school being shut down, and then s opened, then shut down again, then opened, or not knowing what's going on with ms mandate. businessss closures, i spoke on that and that's been heartbreaking to see that. it's not based on anything that is logical and if you say this on social media you get censored. if i post this on instagram is going to be tagged with, look up the covid-19 vaccination information and enough is enough. american parents are fed up with him a messagee to anyone listening right now is weak on the behalf of your kids.
i have friends and family who feel all over the map with this and that's okay. i don't want to have a divisive message. message is, i don't want to outsource the health of my childrenre to our government. >> tucker: is there something about the way that you express that that is so clear, so simple and so nondivisive, it's hard to believe that anyone could disagree with you. we only have ten negative onesou but did anyone disagree? i bet you changed your mind when you talk like that. >> i was holding my baby and i had my two kids, it was hard being there with them so all i wanted to do was get out of there. i'm sure people disagree with me and i'm okay with that. >> tucker: if you are a very effectivee spokesperson with a very reasonable point of view, i deeply perceive coming on tonight. we are out of time, we will be
back though. 8:00 p.m. every weeknight come up the show that as this morning to listen to your enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness and groupthink. we hope you have a great and cheerful night with the ones you love and we highly recommend staying tuned because of the night, sean hannity takes over at 9:00 p.m., seven seconds earlier. v7 we were counting seconds, i do get a kick out of that. thank you, great show. tonight mass of inflation swinging value line unprecedented ways of illegal immigration, china, russia and iran rolling over this great country and sadly, whoever is in charge at the biden white house, well, is just getting started. now, state-mandated vaccine programs, that may also be headed your way. government doctor want to become a celebrity anthony fauci demanding that all your young children wear masks