He’s not messing around.
According to Breitbart News, Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson slammed former President Barack Obama for making Rep. John Lewis’ funeral about politics.
Obama said of ways to continue Lewis’ legacy, “By ending some of the partisan gerrymandering — so that all voters have the power to choose their politicians, not the other way around. And if all this takes eliminating the filibuster — another Jim Crow relic — in order to secure the God-given rights of every American, then that’s what we should do.”
“It’s hard to believe that clip is real, but it is, down to the clawing fake accent, Mr. Hawaii guy,” Carlson said. “But take three steps back — imagine if some greasy politician showed up at your loved one’s funeral and started throwing around stupid partisan talking points about Senate procedure. Can you imagine that? You would be shocked if that happened. You’d probably walk out.”
He added, “Desecrating a funeral with campaign slogans — what kind of person would do that? But Democrats in the audience didn’t seem offended. They didn’t blink. They cheered. It all seemed normal to them. And why wouldn’t it? Political power is their religion. It’s not out of place in a church. It’s what they worship. People who will politicize a funeral will do anything, and they’re trying to.” You can watch a clip of Carlson’s remarks here.