Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has a new opponent.
That opponent is Fox News star Tucker Carlson, who is urging GOP candidates to “make fun of Lindsey Graham and disavow Lindsey Graham,” Mediaite reports.
Carlson is not new to the opposition team of Lindsey Graham. The Fox News star has been critical of the Republican senator for his warmonger tendencies, which he says are bad for the party.
The report stated:
“In a special election last week in New York’s 19th congressional district, Democrat Pat Ryan beat Republican Marc Molinaro,” the host said. “Now, in a red wave year, you would’ve thought the opposite would happen. And this was a very tight district. This district went to Joe Biden by a point and a half in the last election.”
Carlson then suggested that the GOP is alienating its own voters.
“There’s evidence that the Republican Party may be at fault by alienating its own voters and not getting them to the polls,” Carlson continued. He noted that earlier this year, Molinaro, a county executive in upstate New York, ordered a county office building illuminated with Ukraine’s colors to express solidarity as Russian began its invasion of the country.
“They’re Ukraine’s colors,” Carlson explained. “Right, as if his voters care. That’s the message that Molinaro, as executive director of Duchess County, New York sent to voters.”
Carlson said voters care about domestic issues like the border and crime, and not Ukraine.
“Ok, so just to be clear to Republican candidates,” Carlson reacted. “That was Lindsey Graham. Your job is to make fun of Lindsey Graham and to disavow Lindsey Graham. Your job is not to emulate Lindsey Graham and steal his talking points. And if you do emulate Lindsey Graham and steal his talking points, you will lose. And the losing candidates did just that.”