Tucker Carlson On Wednesday night, Democratic Rep. Justin Pearson launched a blatantly racist attack on a Tennessee state lawmaker, referring to him as a “divider” and saying he only got into college because he was black.
It’s Pearson. One of two black legislators He was recently fired from the state legislature dominated by the GOP Joining protesters who chanted in the House chamber in support of gun control following last month’s school shooting in Nashville that left six dead. Pearson was reinstated Wednesday by the Shelby County Board of Commissioners in Memphis, and state Rep. Justin Jones was reinstated Monday by the Nashville Metro Council.
In a Fox News segment attacking Pearson and other Democrats for “impersonating civil rights leaders,” Carlson said Pearson had changed his perspective over the years from a “crypto white boy” to a “modern-day incarnation of Martin Luther King Jr. himself.”
“Pearson has been in the news lately for facilitating the uprising in the Tennessee State House,” Carlson said.
In the year Pearson played a video of himself campaigning for student body president at Bowdoin College in 2016. In Carlson’s estimation, in that video, Pearson was trying to act like a white man.
“Justin Pearson was not white. That’s probably how we got into Bowdoin,” he said, referring to the private liberal arts college in Maine. But it made a wonderful impression on him…. That was old Justin Pearson before ‘the transition’.
“As long as we emulate the civil rights leaders who died 60 years ago, why not do something different?” You have to ask yourself. Added after Carlson showed Pearson’s video. Speaking passionately on the floor of the house Before voting to fire him last week.
You’ve never seen politicians move to say Malcolm X. Why? Maybe because Malcolm X didn’t mention it as a participant. He spoke English of a respectable standard,” Carlson said.
It’s not uncommon for Carlson to make racist comments. Accept talking points that promote white supremacy on his show, one of the most watched cable news programs in the country. He is over and over again. He was elevated. The racist “Great Replacement” conspiracy theory that white Christian Americans are being deliberately replaced by immigrants, people of color, and non-Christians. at once, On a radio program in 2008He called the people from Iraq “primitive semi-literate monkeys”.
Carlson’s full comments about Pearson can be seen below.