Tucker Warns of 'Ominous' Trend After BOA Stops Lending to Some Gun Makers
Tucker Carlson delivered a powerful monologue on Bank of America's decision to no longer lend to manufacturers of “military-style firearms” used by civilians, and the danger of corporate power becoming the same as political power.
This comes just weeks after Citigroup announced that it will not do business with companies unless they comply with a set of restrictions on gun sales.
"News accounts describe these as victories for gun control -- and they are -- but they're not victories for America," Carlson said. "Even if you hate guns and you hate gun owners, even if you want to repeal the Second Amendment entirely, you should not be celebrating this development."
He explained that enormous, powerful companies like Bank of America and Citigroup can make sweeping changes to America without a single political vote being cast.
"It used to be that political activists lobbied lawmakers in Congress when they wanted something changed. ... Now, they lobby big companies. And the lobbying is done in secret. There's no transparency at all. You might not even know it's happening, and yet it can affect your life immensely, as much as any federal law," Carlson said.
He said today it's gun control, but tomorrow it could be abortion, immigration or Wall Street regulation.
Carlson argued that the U.S. is moving in the direction of China, where ideological differences are punished in the marketplace.
"In China, corporate power is the same as political power. Ideologues and companies work together. And ordinary people obey, because they have no choice. Suddenly, America is moving in that direction. It's ominous."
Watch Carlson's monologue and his debate with Democratic strategist Antjuan Seawright above.