Coronavirus continues to dominate our lives with a new rise of cases across the US and more lockdowns.
But some politicians seem to have not gotten the message.
And now, Tucker Carlson demands the truth from this one person.
On Wednesday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson ripped into Gov. Gavin Newsom for going against Newsom’s own lockdown orders to have a dinner party.
On November 6, Newsom attended an indoor dinner party at a restaurant called The French Laundry.
Lobbyists and California Medical Association executives attended, but there were no masks to be seen at the event.
Now, Carlson is demanding Newsom to answer for his inexcusable double standard.
Newsom offered an apology, stating:
“I made a bad mistake. Instead of sitting down, I should have stood up and walked back, got in my car, and drove back to my house. Instead, I chose to sit there with my wife and a number of other couples that were outside the household.”
But Carlson refused to let that apology slide.
He tore into the governor, saying:
“Okay, Gavin. With no idea there would be a dozen people at your own party. You’re the governor, but you never saw the guest list. You were totally shocked. That’s ridiculous. It’s too stupid to be an explanation and we are stupider for pretending to believe it. Why not just tell the truth, which is, ‘I don’t really totally believe everything I say, at least not enough to let it interfere with dinner.’ That’s the truth. You know it, he knows it. But he’s forcing us to play along with an absurd lie.”
It is ridiculous to believe the governor would have had no knowledge of this party before attending.
But Carlson raised another excellent point.
“On the other hand, at least Gavin Newsom didn’t follow the lead of [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi and blame the restaurant. He didn’t accuse the maitre d’ of setting him up as part of a conspiracy among the famously right-wing restaurant community in Napa.”
Pelosi’s hair-dresser scandal continues to be one of the greatest insults she has thrown at the American people.
Not only did she break quarantine rules, – which she claimed to believe – she blamed the hairdressers and demanded an apology from them.
Her behavior was inexcusable, just as Gov. Newsom’s was.
In conclusion to his report, Carlson stated:
“What’s the lesson here? You know the lesson. If you want to live like a human being, you gotta get elected to something, and then you can break your own rules. Otherwise, don’t even think about it.”
Unfortunately, that is the reality of America.
If you are elected, rich, or both, you can seemingly get away with anything from demanding services closed to the public to hosting dinner parties in the middle of a pandemic.
Carlson rightly calls out Newsom for his decisions and behavior.
It is double standards like these that deepen the divide between politicians and the people they serve.
If politicians truly want to change America for the better, they should work on decreasing this divide and start helping those who need it.