CNN anchor Jim Acosta on Saturday slammed Fox News influencer Tucker Carlson, calling him “horse manure spreader” and a “threat to Democracy.”
“Over on Fox, human manure spreader Tucker Carlson has floated yet another race-baiting conspiracy theory that tens of thousands of Afghan refugees are being sent over to this country in order to change the outcome of elections,” Acosta said before pointing out that the real threat to US democracy was the January 6th insurrection by Trump supporters.
The CNN host argued the insurrection was ongoing, playing a clip of Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) threatening “bloodshed” if GOP policies aren’t adopted by the Biden administration. He also noted that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) threatened telecommunication companies that follow the law by complying with the select committee investigating the Jan. 6th insurrection.
And Acosta went on to slam the anti-abortion law passed by Texas Republicans.
The host said it was “sort of like an American Taliban.”
“It is starting to look like a combination of theocracy and thugocracy,” Acosta explained. “The leaders of this MAGAban movement, people Marjorie, Madison and Tucker, they’re not counting on an intelligence failure or a lack of planning on your part. They’re counting on a lack of courage to stand up for your rights in this country. Does that ring a bell?”
“The anti-immigration, anti-democratic, anti-women’s rights forces have all sought these kinds of changes for years, even decades, in this country. Their operation to change America forever is well underway,” he said.
Watch the segment below via CNN.