Tucker Carlson cheers on Republican infighting over speaker of the House

Carlson: “This is what democracy looks like”

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Citation From the January 5, 2023, edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): It should be hard to become speaker of the House in this country, very hard. It's a big job, it's one of the most powerful jobs in the world. It's not one of those positions you give to elderly men who have campaigned from their basement. If you want to be the guy who's second in line from the presidency in America, you've got to work for it.

And Kevin McCarthy certainly has worked for it this week, whatever you think of him. You get the feeling McCarthy would crawl naked through a sewer to get this gig. And that's not necessarily an insult, by the way. It's what it takes, obviously. Maybe it's what it should take.

So, if you take a deep breath and you think about it for a second, nothing we have seen in Washington recently -- the supposedly apocalyptic, world-ending drama of politicians arguing with each other -- none of it qualifies as especially unusual or even bad. This is what democracy looks like when you get up close.