Tucker Carlson is Furious That GOP Lawmakers Supported Making Juneteenth a National Holiday
In June of 1865, servants were emancipated from slavery in the state of Texas. The next year, African Americans started to commemorate the anniversary of this event by commemorating Juneteenth.
Today, American legislators voted on whether to make the day a legal holiday. Numerous Republicans, consisting of Home Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy lagged the procedure. However Tucker Carlson wasn’t. The Fox News host blasted Republican management for supporting the expense.
Carlson took specific concern with Texas’ John Cornyn. On Tuesday, the senator tweeted, “Happy that my bill to recognize Juneteenth as a national holiday just passed the Senate. It has been a state holiday in Texas for more than 40 years. Now more than ever, we need to learn from our history and continue to form a more perfect union.”
Pleased that my expense to acknowledge Juneteenth as a legal holiday simply passed the Senate. It has actually been a state vacation in Texas for more than 40 years. Now more than ever, we require to gain from our history and continue to form a more best union. https://t.co/EpcJCUmfmn
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) June 15, 2021
The Fox host resolved those remarks throughout his Wednesday program, stating, “Not a single member of either party in the Senate opposed it. Republicans, in fact, co-sponsored the resolution. ‘Happy that my bill to recognize Juneteenth as a national holiday just passed the Senate,’ wrote John Cornyn, a supposedly conservative senator from Texas. Lori Lightfoot is thrilled by this. Unlike John Cornyn, Lori Lightfoot understands the power of symbols.”
There are couple of things that make Tucker Carlson angrier than the recognition of racial department in the nation past and present. So it is not a surprise that the Fox host differed here.
View a clip of the sector listed below, thanks to Fox News:
Tucker Carlson rages that Republican senators lagged making Juneteenth a legal holiday. pic.twitter.com/ZxxrV4OmJC
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) June 17, 2021
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