On Tuesday evening, Fox News host Tucker Carlson discussed the “new Dem darling,” South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
“They want to consume him, like a hearty stew,” said Tucker Carlson in a low, slow voice. “Every last drop of Buttigieg. Yum. They’re all in.”
Is Tucker Carlson ok? pic.twitter.com/4hUsLAOC2Y
— jordan (@JordanUhl) April 17, 2019
Many commentators were creeped out by Carlson’s words. Others saw it as a veiled attack on Buttigieg’s sexual orientation.
I am very tempted to write an entire column about how much I want to devour Pete Buttigieg.
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) April 17, 2019
He’s married, Tucker. He’s not into you.
— ❄️Kitty Smith❄️ (@abyss_gazer) April 17, 2019
I’m sensing a serious man-crush. Sorry, Tucker. Mayor Pete is an absolute delight, but he’s happily married.
— Grammarccrritchie 📖📚 (@ccrritchie) April 17, 2019
He looks like he abhors gay people even more than he abhors women and POC…
— Reader Adrift (@ReaderAdrift) April 17, 2019
“Dem darling”? Oh I cannot wait for the onslaught of veiled homophobic puns like this one. “Will Pixie Pete fly to the White House?”, “Will Buttigieg make America a fairy wonderland?”
— Gary Bedard (@gbedard1) April 17, 2019
dems: huh, this mayor pete guy is interesti—
tucker carlson: ooooh yeahhhhh i betttt youuuuu doooooo
dems: no, wast just saying his campai—
tucker carlson: OOOH HE’S A NAUGHTY BOY WHO NEEDS A SPANKING
dems: man what
— jordan (@JordanUhl) April 17, 2019
— Crystal Warren (@happyenchilada2) April 17, 2019
Trump defender buried on CNN for defending GOP push to seize Supreme Court seat
On CNN Saturday, Democratic strategist Robert Zimmerman tore into GOP counterpart Alice Stewart for defending the GOP's Supreme Court power grab.
"I think it's important that [Republicans] proceed without delay on this," said Stewart. "They have the constitutional obligation to do so. And the Senate and in this administration. They also have historical precedent, given the timeline, this can be done. Many have been done in a much shorter time frame, as well as voters voted Republicans to control the Senate."
"I have to ask Alice, where was that constitutional obligation when President Obama nominated Merrick Garland?" said Zimmerman. "Of course the Republicans said it would be inappropriate, it was too close to a presidential election. Let's understand ... she is being chosen by Donald Trump and Mike Pence because they want to fill that Supreme Court, because they're going to be election challenges coming up and they want to make sure they have a vote that's going to rig the court in their favor."
Colin Powell ally calls on House to begin ‘immediate’ impeachment hearings on Bill Barr
Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday Morning with Ali Velshi, former Colin Powell chief of staff Lawrence Wilkerson said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) should immediately begin impeachment hearings against Attorney General Bill Barr.
After discussing Donald Trump's threat to not strep down peacefully should he lose in November, Wilkerson turned his ire on Barr who has been accused of acting like the president's personal attorney.
Addressing Trump's riling up his base with accusations of election theft, Wilkerson said, "This is a very, very dicey situation that he's creating, and I don't think he's smart enough to realize that he is creating it to the extent that he is."
Trump’s threats to reject peaceful transition have made America look ‘ridiculous the world over’: historian
On CNN Saturday, historian Douglas Brinkley warned that President Donald Trump's repeated threats to reject a peaceful transition of power are a national humiliation for America on the world stage.
"I want to point out something that you told The New York Times on the president's election doubts," said anchor Christi Paul. "Your quote is, 'This may be the most damaging thing he's ever done to American democracy.' How so?"
"Because our great export in the United States is our free and fair elections," said Brinkley. "So we tell the rest of the world how to hold them and now here we are in 2020, mayhem about to happen, president of the United States talking about fraudulent ballots, rigged election, I may not leave even if I lose. It makes us look ridiculous the world over. We've lost our franchise on free and fair elections. You almost feel like we need a group of nations to monitor our own election, instead of the other way around."