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Tucker Carlson: Texas freedom fighter Democrats fled to DC in a move even Putin wouldn't attempt

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'Tucker Carlson Tonight' host points out that the lawmakers shut down a democratically-elected government to 'uphold' democracy

Today, Joe Biden made a grave and disturbing announcement. This country faces a crisis more dangerous than anything since the American Civil War, Biden said. Gettysburg, Shiloh, Antietam. The walking dead of Andersonville. The killing fields of the 19th century American south. That’s what we’re looking at right now, announced the president of the United States. By attempting to pass laws requiring voters to show an ID when they vote, Republicans are risking permanent internal division, as well as violent conflict. Think we’re overstating? Here’s what he said:

BIDEN: There's an unfolding assault taking place in America today, an attempt to suppress and subvert the right to vote and fair and free elections. … We're facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War. That's not hyperbole. Since the Civil War.

The Civil War? Sound overheated to you? Joe Biden would like you to know: This is not hyperbole. Voter ID laws are literally like the Civil War: Habeas corpus suspended. State legislatures shut down. Hundreds of thousands of Americans lying dead in fields. That was the Civil War.


Biden made it clear that’s what he meant. He said it twice. When was the last time an American president gave a speech like this? Probably not since the 1860s, during the actual Civil War. It’s hard to know how to process this. Even allowing for the dementia, it was a stunningly irresponsible thing for an American leader to say out loud. Dangerous even.

On what grounds did Joe Biden say it? What drove him to it? Here’s the Fort Sumter he was referring to: Yesterday, 51 Democrats in the Texas legislature left their state and flew to Washington, D.C. on private jets. They did this in order to deny the Texas legislature a quorum, and then they shut it down. They shut down the democratic process in their state. By leaving the state, they violated their sworn duty to represent voters and committed what amounted to an act of, yes, insurrection. Why? So that Texas lawmakers couldn’t pass laws against voter fraud -- laws that the voters of Texas have said overwhelmingly they want passed. That’s democracy. But they’re not getting it.

The measures Texas voters would like to see become law include a bill that would require some form of identification -- a driver's license number, a social security card, something valid and real -- for voters who submit mail-in ballots. Another bill would require the Texas Secretary of State to review voter rolls for non-citizens and remove people who are not allowed........

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