Tucker Carlson: Mike Lindell, Anyone Who Questions Elections, Is a Terrorist (Except for Democrats Before 2020)

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Tucker Carlson: Mike Lindell, Anyone Who Questions Elections, Is a Terrorist (Except for Democrats Before 2020)

Transcript:

"If the leader of one party who happens to be the president redefines the other party, not as a political party, but as a criminal organization, what is he doing? Well, of course, he is demanding a one party state. And that's what Biden is doing. And he's using federal law enforcement to make it happen. So the question is, how is he getting away with it?

And he's getting away with it by changing the terms. Can't just say openly, I want a one party state with me at the head. No, you have to make the other side unacceptable. So when Biden talks about Trump voters, he doesn't talk about voters or Americans. He describes an insurgency. He implies an armed rebellion, not unlike the Confederate Army.

Trump voters, Biden tell this aren't just wrong. They tried to overthrow the U.S. government. And you can't debate people like that. You have to crush them. Democratic leaders across the board appear to believe this. Tim Ryan is running for the Senate as a Democrat from Ohio. Just yesterday told Morning Joe on MSNBC, quote, We've got to kill and confront that movement, not defeat it.

Kill it. That's how dangerous populist Republicans are. According to the Biden White House, this is the language of totalitarianism. It's very obvious. And in a functioning system that wanted to remain Democratic, people in power would push back against it. The media business. Any responsible person would say, no, you can't do that. That's too much power. We can't vest all the power in one political party.

That's the road to something awful. But no one's pushing back. In fact, daily, the media reinforced the message. Daily, the media remind us that anyone who has questions about the outcome of the last election isn't a disgruntled voter. That person's a criminal. That person has embraced the big lie. You see it in every news story. The Big Lie.

People like that are irrational and dangerous, and they will be punished, and rightly so. And now they are being punished. Yesterday afternoon, FBI agents apprehended a man called Michael Lindell at a Hardee's drive thru in Minnesota, and they seized his personal cell phone. When he does business on Michael, Dell is not a wanted criminal. He's not even a public official.

Mike Lindell, as you likely know, sells pillows, especially in this channel. So why were the FBI armed? FBI agents be apprehending Mike Lindell because he questioned the outcome of the last election. He participated in the big lie. He's a threat to the system. That is the consensus view in Washington now. This is a very big change in a free society.

By definition, all questions are allowed. You can't have a democracy unless you are allowed to discuss its mechanics. Free speech is a prerequisite for a democratic system, obviously. And until very recently, everyone in America unquestioningly understood that dissent was not a crime, it was a patriotic act, and people committed it at scale, especially Democrats Four years after the 2000 election, Democrats claim that George W Bush was not the legitimate president.

Some still say it. They may believe it. And then in 2016, the entire Democratic Party rejected the outcome of the presidential election. A foreign power got Donald Trump elected Democrats said that and they continue to say it every single day of Donald Trump's term. The impeached him over it. They hamstrung the executive branch of the U.S. government with an investigation into Russian influence that in the end turned up nothing.

What would you call that? You call it Election Day. Now you call it the big lie, but no one was punished for it. No, Judge removed Adam Schiff from office for doubting the election results. The FBI didn't raid CNN's biggest advertisers. Everyone just moved on. You may have hated the Russia hoax, and we certainly did. But there was never any question that all American citizens have an absolute constitutionally protected right to question election outcomes.

And by the way, you weren't even allowed, maybe even encouraged to question the mechanics of voting. Why wouldn't you question them? Voting is the means by which huge amounts of money and power are transferred from one party to another. There is an awful lot at stake at the richest, most powerful country in the world. So of course, Americans have an absolute right to see proof, not suggestions, but proof that the system is on the level.

And when they are denied that right, maybe it's a sign the system isn't on the level. Once again, that used to be obvious was certainly obvious to Democrats. Here's a clip you may not have seen before. This is the current vice president of the United States, Kamala Harris speaking not so long ago, June 2018 about the integrity of electronic voting machines.

Kamala Harris was a senator then. Watch this. We recently also I actually held a demonstration for my colleagues here at the Capitol where we brought in folks who before our eyes hacked election machines. Those that are not those that are being used in many states but are not state of the art from our perspective. Oh, Kamala Harris publicly raising questions about the integrity of voting machines.

Well, you know what didn't happen next? The FBI did not trap Kamala Harris at a Hardees to seize her cell phone. No one in the media culture an insurrectionist. And honestly, whatever you think of Kamala Harris, why wouldn't they if you actually cared about democracy and the trust in the system, that is a prerequisite for democracy, you would encourage all questions from U.S. citizens about how your democracy was administered.

You would never censor those questions. You would never punish the people who asked those questions ever Even news organizations once understood this. Not so long ago, during the Trump years, CNN published a video entitled We Watched Hackers Break Into Voting Machines. Oh, that was allowed. Then CBS ran a report entitled How Electronic Voting Machines Could Hack Your Vote.

Oh, really? Did the FBI come after you at Hardee's? Now, they didn't. That's what news organizations used to do. Ask obvious questions, make sure everything works. If there's corruption, we'll sniff it out. We're going to reassure you that your vote counts. You have to be reassured across a system collapse. You can't just tell people to shut up. Ban them from Twitter and arrest them.

And once again, even Democrats understood that in 2019, a couple of them, Elizabeth Warren, Mark Warner of Virginia, wrote to the makers of election systems complaining about potential security vulnerabilities. Quote, There has been a lack of meaningful innovation in the election vendor industry and our democracy is paying the price and, quote, Is that true? Honestly, we have no idea.

We're not endorsing that view then or now. We're merely saying it is not a crime to ask. In fact, it is a prerequisite if you want to have a healthy system that people are allowed to ask. And the people who are asked are required to show proof, to reassure them, of course. But now Democrats in the media who serve them are pretending that no one ever asked questions like this until 20.

20. Ever. Never happened before. Watch. This is a nation that believes in the rule of law. We do not repudiate it. This is a nation that respects free and fair elections. We honor the will of the people. We do not deny it.

O the rule of law. So the rule of law. The new law is shut up. Right They were telling you it was a, quote, free and fair election about which no debate was allowed. The day Joe Biden was certified the winner, the day right before they could. No. In other words. So that's Joe Biden's new position. Here's the same.

And we checked it. This is the same Joe Biden. A little dimmer, but still the same guy today. Back in 2019. He is an illegitimate president in my mind. That's it. He's illegitimate. And my biggest fear is that he's going to do it again with the help of Vlad, his best pal. And we're going to be stuck for six more years of this guy.

And that is terrifying. It's terrifying. Would you be my vice presidential candidate? Folks, look, I absolutely agree. Oh, faced with an election denier who violates the rule of law and our sacred norms in public on camera. Joe Biden doesn't scold her. He doesn't call for the FBI to trap at Hardee's and Caesar personal communications device. He jokingly offers to reward her.

We're so on the same page, we could run together. But he didn't run with that election denier. He ran with this one Elections matter. When you win an election, you get to set the rules. How can you win with Russian interference, though? That's we care about in 20, 20. But rightly because I think he's an illegitimate president. That didn't really win.

So how do you, you know, fight against that in 20, 20? You are absolutely right. So again, as a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, I will tell you that we should believe exactly what the intelligence community has told us, which is Russia did interfere in the election of the President United States in 2016. So that clip is from three years ago.

This is how insane the conversation we're having is right now. No one seems to remember that. It was just Sunday. It's Wednesday. This Sunday. Like three days ago that that same person Kamala Harris, did a taped interview with NBC News and Chuck Todd, the Comb-Over guy, to explain that Republicans who have the same questions about the last election that she had about the election before, that should not be allowed to hold office.

It's a threat to the Republic that they are running for office. In other words, democracy is a threat to democracy. This is the currency of the Democratic Party and has been for years. Lose the election immediately. Question the election. Stacey Abrams, any one we can show you dozens and dozens and dozens of clips like this, not from small time people, from Kamala Harris, from Hillary Clinton, from Kareen jump.

You get the point. This is crazy.

But under Joe Biden, the Department of Justice appears to be doing everything it can to criminalize questions about the last election complaint about election fraud. The FBI might show up."

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