Tucker Carlson said, "We've heard self-described anti-racism activists embrace full-throated racism on television," in the opening monologue of the Thursday broadcast of his FOX News show. Carlson also warned that some states may view Brett Kavanaugh as illegitimate and just ignore Supreme Court rulings.
"Going forward, look for the Left to delegitimize any decisions written by Brett Kavanaugh from the court or even any decisions in which he is the majority," Carlson advised. "Some states may just decide to ignore the Supreme Court."
"Sound far-fetched to you?" he asked. "Maybe. Maybe not."
"Look what's happening in California right now," Carlson said. "Lawmakers in that state, the largest state in the Union have already made it a crime for citizens in California to assist in the enforcement of any federal immigration law. California is in effect in open revolt against the laws of the United States."
"Suppose the Supreme Court were to try to crack down on that, it's not impossible to imagine California simply refusing to comply because Brett Kavanaugh sits on the court," he wondered. "Its edicts are illegitimate. That could happen. And that, by the way, is what crisis actually looks like, so get ready for that."
Carlson also pointed out the irony that Democrats now believe the FBI is involved in a "deep state" cover up because the supplementary probe did not yield any information they could use. His monologue:
TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS: A lot has changed in the past three weeks as you may have noticed. We've watched slack-jawed as professional lawmakers attacked the rule of law. We've heard self-described anti-racism activists embrace full-throated racism on television.
We've seen people who call themselves advocates for women destroy the life of an actual woman for political gain. The country is all but inverted during the debate over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination. It is bewildering.
In case you're having trouble keeping track of it all, a reminder that it was only a week ago that Democrats argued that a second Senate hearing into Brett Kavanaugh's High School record, the one we saw, was not enough to find the truth. We needed a supplementary FBI investigation and we needed it immediately.
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RICHARD BLUMENTHAL, UNITED STATES SENATOR, CONNECTICUT: There needs to be an FBI investigation.
KAMALA DEVI HARRIS, AMERICAN ATTORNEY, JUNIOR UNITED STATES SENATOR, CALIFORNIA: The FBI is an agency of sworn, trained law enforcement officers. They have the ability to do an investigation.
CHRISTOPHER ANDREW COONS, DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEMBER, JUNIOR UNITED STATES SENATOR, DELAWARE: Have the independent professionals of the FBI actually investigate.
KIRSTEN ELIZABETH GILLIBRAND, JUNIOR UNITED STATES SENATOR, NEW YORK: She has a right to have those facts be developed by a -- by a non-partisan source like the FBI who're expert--
RICHARD JOSEPH DURBIN, SENIOR UNITED STATES SENATOR, ILLINOIS: An FBI investigation is the only way to answer some of these questions.
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CARLSON: Well it always struck us as a mindless demand despite all the hysterical demands for it. Everyone involved had already given sworn statements under the penalty of perjury about what they knew about this story. The two people at the very center of it had already testified before the Congress on television.
Brett Kavanaugh's life had been the subject of six previous FBI probes. Not only was he cleared in all six of them, he was given access to America's nuclear codes. So, we knew all we were going to know about an event that supposedly took place 37 years ago, and that's why the FBI said it had zero interest in getting involved again.
And yet, Democrats demanded a new investigation anyway, as you just saw. And then protesters screamed at poor Jeff Flake in an elevator in the Senate until he agreed with the Democrats. So, we got the investigation.
It was supposed to take a week. Everyone agreed on that but it wrapped up in six days. Why? Because there was nothing to find. And almost four decades after the fact there were very few people left to interview.
Not surprisingly, in the end, the FBI did not corroborate Christine Ford's story. You know what that means don't you? The FBI must be involved in a cover-up. Yes, a diabolical secret plot orchestrated with their very close allies in the Trump Administration.
That's what they're telling us. The very people who just days ago were telling us that the FBI is an ethically unimpeachable organization, the ultimate tiebreaker. Now, the FBI is part of the Deep State.
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DIANNE GOLDMAN BERMAN FEINSTEIN, SENIOR UNITED STATES SENATOR, CALIFORNIA: The investigation was very limited.
BLUMENTHAL: This report is blatantly and clearly incomplete.
CHARLES ELLIS SCHUMER, SENATE MINORITY LEADER, SENIOR UNITED STATES SENATOR, NEW YORK: Our fears have been realized. Our fears have been realized. This is not a thorough investigation.
POPPY HARLOW, ANCHOR, CNN NEWSROOM: In your view, is this a fulsome and credible investigation?
EDWARD JOHN MARKEY, JUNIOR UNITED STATES SENATOR, MASSACHUSETTS: It's obviously a cover-up.
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CARLSON: Our fears have been realized. The FBI is working with the Trump Administration. They always have been. It's a plot so secret we believe the opposite is happening. How's that for clever?
Others on the Left saying that what we really need is for Brett Kavanaugh to take a polygraph exam because those are accepted by science. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina pointed out that the lie detector likely just would be the first demand in a long list. Watch.
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LINDSEY OLIN GRAHAM, SENIOR UNITED STATES SENATOR, SOUTH CAROLINA, RETIRED U.S. AIR FORCE RESERVE COLONEL: You've humiliated this guy enough and it's getting to the bottom (ph) for somebody. So--
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: If he would take a polygraph it will all be over Senator Graham.
GRAHAM: --so, why won't we dunk (ph) in the water, see if he floats.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He won't be one because (ph)--
GRAHAM: Maybe you'll believe he lied about how much he drank in high school that (ph) he threw ice in a party, excuse me, in a bar, or he doesn't (ph) have the temperament that he didn't handle being destroyed well. Enough! Enough already! Let's vote.
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CARLSON: Why don't we just dunk him in water and see if he floats? It was good enough in medieval France. You know the truth. Only one thing will truly be good enough, an investigation of some kind or maybe a water dunking of some kind that lasts at least through January 3rd 2019, that's when the new Congress will be sworn in.
Of course, that's the real goal. It always has been. Fortunately, it looks like this ploy is failing. Win or lose, Kavanaugh's nomination will be voted on, it looks like, within a few days. It seems likely he'll be confirmed but who knows, and we won't know until the moment the last vote is cast.
Still it's worth thinking about what the world looks like once this is all over, after Kavanaugh's confirmation vote. This is a new country now. What will it look like?
Well the Left has accused President Trump of overturning norms and destroying institutions. But as always, that is pure projection. Whatever they're accusing you of is exactly what they're doing. And it's true in this case too.
The Left just mounted a full assault on our justice system. They thought nothing of tossing out the presumption of innocence. You saw actual U.S. senators say things like the accused has an obligation to prove himself innocent.
They said that out loud and then they tried to use the FBI as a weapon against their political opponents, and not for the first time. The Obama Administration did the same. Think this will stop? Think again.
Thought leaders, to the extent that's not an oxymoron on the Left, already laying the groundwork to pack the courts, something that hasn't been tried since the 1930s. Adding more Democrats to change the balance, the least democratic, small D democratic option available.
It's only fair, they'll tell you, to offset the theft of Merrick Garland's seat on the Supreme Court and, of course, the appointment of a teenage sex offender. Going forward, look for the Left to delegitimize any decisions written by Brett Kavanaugh from the court or even any decisions in which he is the majority. Some states may just decide to ignore the Supreme Court.
Sound fair fetched -- far-fetched to you? Maybe. Maybe not.
Look what's happening in California right now. Lawmakers in that state, the largest state in the Union have already made it a crime for citizens in California to assist in the enforcement of any federal immigration law. California is in effect in open revolt against the laws of the United States.
Suppose the Supreme Court were to try to crack down on that, it's not impossible to imagine California simply refusing to comply because Brett Kavanaugh sits on the court. Its edicts are illegitimate. That could happen. And that, by the way, is what crisis actually looks like, so get ready for that.