Tucker Carlson took a moment during his show Wednesday night to go after a Republican senator for co-sponsoring legislation to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.
Juneteenth — a holiday commemorating the emancipation of slaves in the U.S. — is already recognized in many states, and the push to make it a federal holiday received widespread bipartisan support. It was unanimously passed in the Senate, and the House passed it overwhelmingly on Wednesday night, with 14 Republicans voting against it.
Happy that my bill to recognize Juneteenth as a national holiday just passed the Senate. It has been a state holiday in Texas for more than 40 years. Now more than ever, we need to learn from our history and continue to form a more perfect union. https://t.co/EpcJCUmfmn
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) June 15, 2021
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) June 16, 2021
He then told viewers that “our country is getting a new independence day to supplant the old one” and went after Cornyn in particular:
Not a single member of either party in the Senate opposed it. Republicans, in fact, co-sponsored the resolution. ‘Happy that my bill to recognize Juneteenth as a national holiday just passed the Senate,’ wrote John Cornyn, a supposedly conservative senator from Texas. Lori Lightfoot is thrilled by this. Unlike John Cornyn, Lori Lightfoot understands the power of symbols.
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