'I Thought You Were Against Subverting Democracy': Tucker Battles CA Dem on Calls to Oust the President
Tucker Carlson on Thursday battled Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) over calls from the left to oust President Donald Trump from office.
Carlson noted that following the publication of a New York Times op-ed by an anonymous senior Trump administration official, some Democratic lawmakers, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), have suggested using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.
In the piece, titled "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration," the author claimed to be part of a "resistance" working "from within" to "frustrate parts of [Trump's] agenda and his worst inclinations."
"So, if bureaucrats elected by nobody disagree with policy goals that voters ratified in the last election, the president should be removed without an election?" Carlson asked.
He said the American people voted for the Trump agenda in the 2016 election, and anyone in the administration who's actively working to slow down or derail that agenda is "subverting democracy."
Swalwell said he's not "applauding" the anonymous staffer who penned the op-ed, and he believes the "patriotic" thing to do would be for this individual to come forward and testify before a congressional committee about their concerns about the president.
"I don't want a danger to national security governing our country, so I would want to learn more about that. So let's collect that evidence," he said.
Carlson fired back, "I thought you were against subverting democracy. I thought you've been lecturing us for two years about that," noting Swalwell's repeated accusations of Trump campaign collusion with Russia.
"I showed you [the evidence]," Swalwell claimed.
Watch the back-and-forth above.