Fox News host Tucker Carlson began the Monday night broadcast of his show by making plain his disapproval of the Black women presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is reportedly considering for the role of his vice-presidential running mate. During the broadcast, the conservative television personality said it was “probably illegal” for Biden to only consider Black women as his potential running mate.
Carlson claimed that three of Biden’s potential candidates for vice president include Stacey Abrams, Karen Bass, and Kamala Harris — all Black women.
Carlson then delivered swift attacks on each of the women: He called congresswoman Bass, who represents California’s 37th District, a “lunatic Fidel Castro acolyte,” before characterizing Abrams, the Democratic candidate in the hotly contested and controversial 2018 Georgia governor’s race, as “delusional,” and eventually narrowing in on Harris.
He described the Democratic senator, also a representative of California, as “repulsive,” stating, “pretty much no one who knows Kamala Harris likes her.”
Carlson alleged that Biden depended solely on race and gender — traits he described as are “immutable and completely irrelevant” — to narrow down his pick for vice president.
“But wait a second, you ask, isn’t that insulting? Isn’t it wrong? Isn’t it probably illegal?” he questioned. “Yes, it is all three of those things.”
Reportedly, non-Black women including Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth, who is Asian, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who is Latina, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is white, all remain contenders for Biden’s VP pick. Further, Biden has not made any commitments regarding the race of his potential running mate. “There are a number of African-American women that are being considered, as well as Hispanic, as well as Caucasian,” he said to a Pennsylvania news station.
Carlson’s show faced scrutiny last month after one of his head writers, Blake Neff, resigned after his racist online comments, which he posted under a pseudonym, were exposed.
Following the controversy, Carlson took a “long-planned” vacation. “Going to spend the next four days trout fishing,” he said. “Long planned, this is one of those years where if you don’t get it in now, you’re probably not going to do if something dramatic happens, of course. We’ll be back.”