TUCKER Carlson slammed Mitch McConnell and the Republican Party on Tuesday night for "not bothering to hold hearings on election integrity."
The 51-year-old Fox News personality condemned the Senate Majority Leader on Tucker Carlson Tonight.
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Carlson said: "The Republican leader in the senate, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, didn’t bother holding hearings on election integrity or mail-in balloting, that might’ve been nice.
"No – Instead McConnell was busy attacking police officers and eulogizing George Floyd. Remember him?
"Saint George, the convicted violent felon who apparently died of a drug O.D., a fentanyl O.D. in Minneapolis? Big conservative that Mitch McConnell. Defender of America!"
George Floyd is a 46-year-old African-American man who died after being handcuffed and pinned to the ground by a police officers on May 25.
Last month, McConnell told fellow Republicans not to challenge Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.
Carlson then recalled when US Senator Mitt Romney of Utah joined a Black Lives Matter march earlier this year.
"He was on the street mouthing BLM slogans on camera," the Fox host said.
"Kind of his Jane Fonda moment.”
He then added: "At the same time, two Republican senators who should have known better called for replacing Columbus Day, the day that celebrates the discovery of this country, with something called Juneteenth.
"Not a terrible anniversary or anything, but no one had heard of it just last year, and everyone’s, of course, already forgotten about it."
Carlson also expressed his concern with the outcome of the Georgia runoff race which will decide who controls the Senate .
"We don’t know what’s gonna happen tonight. We do know that if Democrats win the two elections on the ballot today, they’re not gonna be too concerned about Juneteenth," he said, insisting that the Democrats "never cared" about Juneteenth.
The US Senate passed a resolution last year recognizing "Juneteenth Independence Day" as a national holiday, but it has not yet been reviewed by the House.
June 19th is a holiday commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation.
Meanwhile, Congress is planning to meet on Tuesday afternoon and Vice President Mike Pence will read aloud states’ election results.
He will also certify Joe Biden's presidential win at 1pm EST – a result which approximately 12 Republican senators plan to challenge.
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