Reacting to news that Massachusetts State Rep. Michelle DuBois (D-Brockton) allegedly tipped off illegal immigrants to impending ICE raids, Tucker Carlson asked what the response would be if Republicans did something similar.
Carlson said on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that it was "ironic" and "reckless" that DuBois, a lawmaker, would invite people to defy or ignore laws.
"We live in a society based on the expectation that good people will follow rules and those who don't will be punished," he said.
He noted the rule of law is what allows Americans to have a bank account, be able to eat food without fear of being poisoned, and so forth.
"Undermine [the rule of law] and at some point civilization starts to fall apart," he said.
He asked what might happen if Republicans "acted like Democrats" in the way some liberals actively flout immigration laws.
Some of the "what-if's" he raised included Second-Amendment-supporting officials who stopped upholding federal gun laws, or a Republican governor who refused to send police to an abortion clinic that was being attacked.
"What would happen if Republicans started acting like Democrats and behaving like laws don't matter? The country wouldn't last long," Carlson said.