Tucker Carlson compared Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to Joe McCarthy on Thursday night, saying that she had overstepped when she suggested that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was guilty solely because he has not yet called for another FBI investigation into himself.
“‘I believe her because she’s telling the truth,’ or put another way — it’s true because it is. Now in logic class, they call this circular reasoning, which is not reasoning at all,” he said. “Instead it’s simply demanding you believe something because someone else is asserting it. Children talk this way. You think a U.S. senator would be embarrassed to. But it’s the second part of Gillibrand’s statement you ought pay attention to because it’s scary.” (Gowdy Questions Why Kavanaugh Is Guilty Until Proven Innocent)
“Kavanaugh hasn’t called yet for another FBI investigation to himself, therefore Senator Gillibrand says he did it. Is that the reaction of a innocent person, she thunders? It is not. Well, not since the McCarthy era almost 70 years ago have lawmakers talked like this in the country,” Carlson continued. “Unless you call for an FBI investigation of yourself you are guilty of a crime. Joe McCarthy himself never said anything like that, it was too reckless even for him.”
Despite Gillibrand’s claim, Kavanaugh has said that he is ready to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. At this moment it’s still unclear whether or not his accuser will testify as well. (RELATED: Brett Kavanaugh Is Chomping At The Bit To Testify About The Blasey Ford Accusation)
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