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Tucker Carlson Confronts GOP Sen. Braun On Qualified Immunity Reform: "I Don't Think The Public Supports You At All On This"

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson and Republican Indiana Sen. Mike Braun debated Braun's Reforming Qualified Immunity Act, which would make civil lawsuits against law enforcement easier.

Carlson told Braun that most of his voters will not support this, but Braun said if they don't work with the Democrats, it will hurt Republicans in the election.

"Chuck Schumer has already decided he can make hay of this in the election and we will end up on the short side of it again," Braun said.


"Who controls the Senate?" Carlson fired back. "I thought Republicans controlled the Senate. And so you're taking your cues from Chuck Schumer? You're saying Chuck Schumer might criticize me; therefore, I have to pass a law that makes it easier to sue police?"

"Tucker, you know you have to have 60 votes in the Senate to get anything done... I think that you probably should have had the judgment in a traffic stop like that," Braun answered when Carlson asked about the Rayshard Brooks shooting. "You don't shoot somebody in the back."

"You are an officeholder," Carlson went on. "I don't normally press people like this but it's not fair for you to filibuster without answering the question which is very simple. The officer facing the death penalty had a guy fire a weapon at him. What should he have done then?"

"Probably not have killed the guy," Braun said.

"You think the underlying issue is Rayshard Brooks being shot? What's happening now is the fault of the police. That's what you're saying? You called it the underlying issue," Carlson said. "Are you making it easier for business owners to sue the mob for burning it down?"

"If we're not involved we're going to be on the sidelines, like we usually are as conservatives," Braun repeated.

"You think you're going to keep the Senate in the fall with this platform?" Carlson asked. "I don't think the public supports you at all on this."
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