Tucker Carlson told the “Fox & Friends” crew Monday that the political elites calling for electoral college voters to overturn Donald Trump’s presidential victory do not believe in democracy.
The Daily Caller founder noted that he doesn’t “think it’s going to happen, but I will say this is the one year we don’t really know the outcome.”
“What it says about the attitudes on the left is what is fascinating to me,” the Fox News host explained. “Article Two of the Constitution is pretty clear; they’re supposed to show up and vote. There’s nothing in there about voting your conscience.”
“For my lifetime, the left has made a pretty strong case for democracy, empowering people to choose their government,” he continued. “It’s basic understanding of how goverment is supposed to work, but they’re making the opposite case now.”
Carlson accused those of opposing Trump of saying “it doesn’t matter that 62 million people voted for Trump. It doesn’t matter that we just had an election. It’s immaterial. 37 Republican electors should switch their votes.”
“Those people should choose the next president. They don’t believe in democracy,” he continued. “It’s a crisis when the people who run your democracy don’t believe in democracy, and it makes your country unstable.”
On Sunday, Republican strategist Karl Rove argued Sunday that the move to convince electoral college electors to vote for someone other than Trump is tantamount to a coup. (VIDEO: Rove — Dems Attempting To Throw A ‘Coup’ To Undermine Trump)
“They’re attempting to have 37 electors flip, which is not going to happen, or to throw it in the House of Representatives and somehow have 26 states, delegations — some of them dominated by Republicans — vote for somebody other than Donald Trump,” he told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace. “Not going to happen.”