Appearing as a fill-in for the right’s favorite Fox News Channel personality, Tucker Carlson, on Thursday, former Democrat Tulsi Gabbard sounded off on what she termed “permanent Washington”, an entity that Trump and many others in the MAGA movement refer to as “the Swamp.”
Beginning the monologue, Tulsi first brought up her recent interview with Congressman-elect Santos, a New York Republican who got caught lying about many parts of his resume after being elected to Congress in the 2022 midterms. Speaking on that interview and how people responded to it, Tulsi said:
Now, after that interview, we heard from a lot of people on all ends of the political spectrum. There were some conservatives who were suggesting that Santos’ lies paled in comparison to the lies told by top Democrats about their own personal lives. They also suggest that even if Santos is a liar, it’s better for the country if Republicans hold on to as many seats as possible in the House.
Now on the liberal side, this show received praise from outlets and people that are normally attacking us. Many are welcoming the Federal and local investigations into George Santos that have begun, even though it’s not quite yet clear what crime he may have committed.
And that’s when Tulsi got to mention one of the worst of the various apparatchiks within “Permanent Washington,” FBI scumbag Peter Strzok. Speaking about him, Tulsi said:
Now, some of the architects of the Russia collusion hoax, like disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok were especially thrilled. In fact, Strzok is now on social media implying without any evidence, no surprise, that Santos may be a pawn of Russian intelligence.
Now, if you’re like most Americans, you care about the truth more than partisan politics. But unfortunately, there are too many politicians in cable news shows who only care about raw partisan political calculations, and that’s why they are not willing to call out anyone from their own team.
As a result, permanent Washington is overrun with liars and opportunists who have no problem whatsoever deceiving the American people, just to further their own interests.
Tulsi then returned to the Santos situation, noting that Brandon and much of permanent Washington lies far more than George Santos, saying:
Now, in our interview, George Santos invoked lies by Democrats as an excuse for his own lies. It’s not, it’s inexcusable. But at the same time, it is also true that many of the same Democrats who are gleeful about Santos being actually held accountable publicly for his lies are definitely silent about Joe Biden and his deceptions, about his own biography.
[…]But George Santos’ lies are inexcusable, but let’s be real, he is a small fish in a sea of sharks in Washington who have been deceiving us for a very long time and at great cost and consequence to the American people, our security, and our freedom.
Every one of our elected leaders in Washington has taken an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. There is no greater form of disrespect of democracy and the Constitution and the American people than lying and attempting to deceive us. Yet we have far too many people leading our nation’s institutions in Congress, in the executive branch, in the National Security state, in the mainstream media, and in these Big Tech companies who actually believe that it’s acceptable to deceive us.
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