Fox News host and Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson mocked the political downfall of Republican Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney.
Carlson mocked Cheney’s repeated oath to defend “democracy” in the aftermath of the January 6 riot. He then said her defeat by her Trump-endorsed opponent, Harriet Hageman, is a result of democracy.
“Turns out democracy is like that boyfriend you’ve got in another city, you kind of talk him up a lot, but you don’t really want him to show up, other people to meet him,” Carlson said. “What happened to Liz Cheney last night? Democracy showed up in Wyoming. And Liz Cheney suffered the single biggest defeat in a primary by an incumbent this century. It turns out democracy is a cruel master, better be careful, it can whip around and bite you in the butt.”
Carlson then mocked CNN’s Alisyn Camerota for warning of the threat to our democracy by having “election deniers” win congressional seats. (RELATED: Trump Dances On Liz Cheney’s Political Grave, But She Vows To Come Back)
“So when voters totally reject a candidate that we in CNN like, when voters actually vote, which is, of course, the core ritual of democracy, it’s the essence of democracy. When they do that, it’s a threat to democracy,” the Daily Caller co-founder said. “Of course, Liz Cheney agrees. Her losing definitively in Wyoming is the greatest threat to democracy since the Civil War and she should know because effectively, she’s Abe Lincoln.”
In her concession speech late Tuesday, Cheney compared herself to former President Abraham Lincoln by saying that he became president after losing elections in the House and Senate.
“The great and original champion of our party, Abraham Lincoln, was defeated in elections for the Senate and the House before he won the most important election of all,” Cheney said. “Lincoln ultimately prevailed, he saved our union, and he defined our obligation as Americans for all of history.”
“I lost, Lincoln lost,” Carlson said. “Me, me, me, me, I’m Lincoln. Another sad, middle-aged rich lady narcissism trip. For sure.”
Cheney lost to Hageman by 37 points Tuesday night after being censured by the Wyoming Republican Party and ousted from her leadership role in the party. The incumbent Republican voted to impeach former President Donald Trump and take a lead in the January 6 Select Committee.