In June of 1865, slaves have been emancipated from slavery within the state of Texas. The following 12 months, African Individuals started to have fun the anniversary of this event by celebrating Juneteenth.
This week, American lawmakers voted on whether or not or to not make the day a nationwide vacation. Many Republicans, together with Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy have been behind the measure. However Tucker Carlson wasn’t. The Fox Information host blasted Republican management for supporting the invoice.
Carlson took specific challenge with Texas’ John Cornyn. On Tuesday, the senator tweeted, “Completely happy that my invoice to acknowledge Juneteenth as a nationwide vacation simply handed the Senate. It has been a state vacation in Texas for greater than 40 years. Now greater than ever, we have to be taught from our historical past and proceed to kind a extra excellent union.”
Completely happy that my invoice to acknowledge Juneteenth as a nationwide vacation simply handed the Senate. It has been a state vacation in Texas for greater than 40 years. Now greater than ever, we have to be taught from our historical past and proceed to kind a extra excellent union. https://t.co/EpcJCUmfmn
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) June 15, 2021
The Fox host addressed these feedback throughout his Wednesday present, saying, “Not a single member of both celebration within the Senate opposed it. Republicans, in actual fact, co-sponsored the decision. ‘Completely happy that my invoice to acknowledge Juneteenth as a nationwide vacation simply handed the Senate,’ wrote John Cornyn, a supposedly conservative senator from Texas. Lori Lightfoot is thrilled by this. In contrast to John Cornyn, Lori Lightfoot understands the facility of symbols.”
There are few issues that make Tucker Carlson angrier than the acknowledgement of racial division within the nation previous and current. So it’s no shock that the Fox host took challenge right here.
Watch a clip of the section beneath, courtesy of Fox Information:
Tucker Carlson is livid that Republican senators have been behind making Juneteenth a nationwide vacation. pic.twitter.com/ZxxrV4OmJC
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) June 17, 2021
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