Tucker Takes on Dem Rep Who's Skipping Trump Inauguration
Rep. Dwight Evans (D-PA) is one of more than 60 Democrat lawmakers who are boycotting President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.
On "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Evans explained that he disagrees with Trump's goal of repealing and replacing ObamaCare, he has serious questions about Russia's election-related hacking, and he did not appreciate the president-elect's comments about civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).
He said that he can't do anything to stop Trump taking the oath of office on Friday, so this is his opportunity to show his dissatisfaction.
Tucker said that Evans, who represents a majority African-American district, might actually have more in common with Trump than he thinks.
He pointed out that the president-elect's "New Deal for Black America" contains many policies that Evans has previously expressed support for, including school choice and infrastructure investment.
Evans said he had not seen Trump's plan, and the interview quickly became more heated.
"I'm not trying to convince you that Trump is great, I'm not here to make the case for Trump," Tucker said. "I'm merely saying that you're boycotting him on the grounds that he's a bad guy and maybe not a legitimate president."
"Please don't put words in my mouth," Evans fired back.
Watch the back-and-forth above, and let us know what you think in the comments.