Fox News’ Tucker Carlson took on Democratic Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan Tuesday over his decision to leave an empty seat at the State of the Union for a deported illegal immigrant.
“I think what you’re describing sounds like a sad situation,” Tucker said in reference to an illegal immigrant being deported.
“There are a lot of sad situations in Ohio right now. 4000 people died of drug ODs. 400 were deported. By a factor of ten, drug ODs are a bigger deal. And you’re spending your time and the symbolic power you have to honor someone who’s deported, rather than one of your constituents who died of a drug OD. And I don’t understand why,” The Daily Caller co-founder added. (RELATED: After DACA Comments, Tucker Asks Trump: ‘What Was The Point Of Running For President?’ [VIDEO])
“Hey Tucker, hey Tucker, I’ve spent more time on the opioid epidemic in my career than you have ever…” Ryan replied.
“Not tonight, not tonight,” Carlson said.
Ryan continued, “So I’m not taking a back seat to you or anyone else on the opioid epidemic. You tell your president and your party to fund the damn bills we try put forth to make sure that these people can get treatment…”
“Let me just say, I may agree with you on some of that. No, I may agree with you. But you’ve got a chance to send a symbolic message and you’re sending it, we know where your priorities are.” (RELATED: ‘Loathsome Little Demagogue’: Tucker Rips Apart Sanctuary City Supporter [VIDEO])
“We know where your priorities are, Tucker. Do something about it,” Ryan said.
“I am,” Tucker said.