Fox News host Tucker Carlson spoke with approval of the recent gridlock in the House of Representatives over who will be the next House speaker.
Carlson called it "democracy in action."
The host suggested that McCarthy agree to hand over all files regarding the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol Hill riot and put Republican Rep. Thomas Massie in charge of a Church-style committee, which would investigate the FBI and other intelligence agencies.
"We thought we’d be able to announce the new speaker of the House tonight. We thought we knew who it was going to be, but no, the race for speaker is still ongoing," Carlson said.
"Now, the fact that this race has not been settled by now is being described, especially online by many, as embarrassing — and it is embarrassing if you prefer the Soviet-style consensus of the Democratic Party’s internal elections, where votes are merely a formality and all the really big decisions, the meaningful ones, are made years in advance by donors," Carlson added. "Oh, of course, everyone’s on board. That’s what they do."
"So, Kevin McCarthy of California was going to be speaker," Carlson said. "He badly wants to be speaker. In fact, he wants that job more than anything else in his life and he was going to get it, but then a group of 20 Republican members stopped him."
"Now, they stopped him because they decided that Kevin McCarthy is not conservative enough to represent a party that’s just taken back the House from Nancy Pelosi and they are definitely right about that," Carlson said.
"So, if you’ve got sincere political beliefs, that is infuriating to watch. On the other hand, to be fair, this is politics and McCarthy does have strengths. It’s not easy being Speaker when the House is this closely divided, and in some ways Kevin McCarthy is perfectly suited for that," said Carlson.
"This cannot continue," Carlson demanded. "It is poison, and Kevin McCarthy is uniquely situated right now to stop it. So, by striking a deal with his 20 colleagues, McCarthy could restore our system to health and at the very same time get the job he has always wanted. It’s not so complicated. Let’s hope he does it."