Carlson castigated McConnell for comments he’d made about George Floyd’s death while in police custody. Carlson also showed utter contempt for Floyd before moving on to repeat his attacks on Romney from last summer after the Utah Republican marched with Black Lives Matter protesters.
“The Republican leader in the senate, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, didn’t bother holding hearings on election integrity or mail-in balloting, that might’ve been nice,” Carlson said. “No. Instead McConnell was busy attacking police officers and eulogizing George Floyd. Remember him? Saint George, the convicted violent felon who apparently died of a drug O.D., a fentanyl O.D. in Minneapolis? Big conservative that Mitch McConnell. Defender of America! Then there’s Senator Mitt Romney of Utah. He was on the street mouthing BLM slogans on camera. Kind of his Jane Fonda moment.”
Carlson then turned his attention to Juneteenth, a day commemorating June 19, 1865, the day the last slaves found out they were free. Juneteenth held a special significance last year as it came at a time when much of the country was embroiled in civil unrest over racial inequalities.
“At the same time, two Republican senators who should have known better called for replacing Columbus Day, the day that celebrates the discovery of this country, with something called Juneteenth,” Carlson said. “Not a terrible anniversary or anything, but no one had heard of it just last year, and everyone’s, of course, already forgotten about it.”