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Although the 2020 presidential election is still four months away, Fox News host Tucker Carlson has been drawing buzz over his potential to serve as the Republican successor to President Donald Trump.

Politico reports that “there’s an emerging consensus in the GOP that the 51-year-old Carlson would be formidable if he were to run” in the 2024 election.

Sixteen prominent Republicans interviewed by POLITICO said there’s an emerging consensus in the GOP that the 51-year-old Carlson would be formidable if he were to run. Some strategists aligned with other potential candidates are convinced he will enter the race and detect the outlines of a stump speech in Carlson’s recent Fox monologues. Others, particularly those who know him well, are skeptical that he would leave his prime-time TV gig.

“What he’s been saying speaks for a lot of people, and it’s basically not expressed or serviced by most Republican politicians,” Rich Lowry, editor of National Review, told Politico. “There’s a lot to be said for being fearless, and he is, while Republican politicians, as a breed, are not.”

Sam Nunberg, a former Trump aide who also knows Carlson, told the news agency that while he doesn’t believe Carlson will run for president, as he’s “so disgusted with politicians,” the Fox News host would become the 2024 Republican nominee if he were to run during a Joe Biden presidency.

The Fox News host has been drawing record ratings, likely in part for his willingness to challenge GOP politicians when he believes they’re wrong. Earlier this week, the Fox News host went after Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI) and James Lankford (R-OK) for trying to remove Columbus Day in order to make room for Juneteenth, a move they said was a money-saving measure.

“They describe themselves as conservatives, improbable as that may seem,” Carlson said of the two senators, later adding, “They’re hoping to quietly eliminate Columbus Day and then move on to the next rioters’ list of demands.”

In recent weeks, Carlson also challenged GOP Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) on his own show over the senator’s proposal to reform the legal doctrine of qualified immunity — which protects police officers and other government workers from civil lawsuits in situations where they did not violate “clearly established law” — without having support from law enforcement groups.

“If you care what they think, why don’t you write something they’ll endorse?” said Carlson, later adding, “The country’s burning, not because cops are burning it down, but because the mob is.”

As National Review notes, the current form of qualified immunity has proven to be divisive among Republican senators. In addition, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has also expressed doubt about qualified immunity in its current form, having written so after the Supreme Court rejected a case last month.

After appearing on Carlson’s show, 14News reports that Braun distanced himself from his own police reform bill: “Democrats have blocked any attempt for police reform, and I’m not going to push this bill further without input from law enforcement.”

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18 Comments
  • Geo says:

    I hope he does. I would vote for him without thinking twice about it

  • Ann says:

    Tucker Carlson for president with
    Don Jr for Vice President 2024 (or vise versa).

    • SandyT says:

      Unfortunately, Don, Jr. is not a constitutionally eligible natural born citizen, unless you want another “usurper” like the Dems forced on us, when they allowed BHO to run and win. He was never eligible, even if he had been born in the White House because his father was not a US citizen. Don, Jr., Ivanka and Eric were all born in NY, but they were born before their mother became a naturalized citizen. Barron was born before Melania became a citizen. Only Tiffany was born to parents who were both US citizens. All five of them were born in NY, but to be a natural born citizen, both parents must also be citizens when their children are born. Birth on U.S. soil + citizen father + citizen mother = natural born citizen.

      • Michael says:

        Um, where do you get your information from? Don Jr., as well as all of Trump’s children are absolutely eligible to run. Anyone born on U.S. soil is automatically a U.S. citizen at birth, even if both parents are illegal aliens. The presidential birth requirements in the U.S. Constitution require anyone elected to serve as U.S. president or vice president be a “natural born citizen.” What that means is only those people who are U.S. citizens at birth and did not have to go through the naturalization process are eligible to serve in the highest office in the land. All of Trump’s children are natural born citizens and all are eligible to run. Their mother’s status had no effect on their citizenship and has no bearing on their eligibility to run, because nowhere do the requirements state that both parents must also be citizens at the time of the child’s birth or at all. Don’t believe me? See for yourself:

        https://www.everycrsreport.com/reports/R42097.html

        https://apnews.com/afs:Content:2449102499

      • paulette barrow says:

        @SANDY,WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT,DON JR WAS BORN IN NEW YORK, DOESNT MATTER WHY DO YOU THINK ILLEGALS FROM MEX COME HERE TO HAVE THEY’RE BABIES,WHEN A BABY IS BORN HERE NO MATTER THEY ARE AUTOMATICALLY AN AMERICAN,DUH

      • Michael says:

        Um, where do you get your information from? Don Jr., as well as all of Trump’s children are absolutely eligible to run. Anyone born on U.S. soil is automatically a U.S. citizen at birth, even if both parents are illegal aliens. The presidential birth requirements in the U.S. Constitution require anyone elected to serve as U.S. president or vice president be a “natural born citizen.” What that means is only those people who are U.S. citizens at birth and did not have to go through the naturalization process are eligible to serve in the highest office in the land. All of Trump’s children are natural born citizens and all are eligible to run. Their mother’s status had no effect on their citizenship and has no bearing on their eligibility to run, because nowhere do the requirements state that both parents must also be citizens at the time of the child’s birth or at all. Don’t believe me? See for yourself:

        https://www.everycrsreport.com/reports/R42097.html

        https://apnews.com/afs:Content:2449102499

  • LST says:

    I’d like to see Pence or Trump Jr to run in ’24, but I’d vote for Carson, I like the guy and he’s smarter than any politician is.

    • SandyT says:

      ARE you talking about Ben Carson or Tucker Carlson? And Don, Jr. is not eligible.

      • Michael says:

        He obviously meant Tucker. And Don Jr. is absolutely 100% eligible to run. I already debunked that nonsense in your previous post, so please get your facts straight and stop peddling that bullshit, because it isn’t true.

      • paulette barrow says:

        @SANDY,YES DON JR IS ELIGIBLE,BETTER DO YOUR RESEARCH

  • Susan McNabb says:

    If I’m still alive…..If Jesus doesn’t come first. He has my vote!

  • SandyT says:

    Conservativefighters, do you always censor conservatives?

  • Charles Thomas says:

    Tucker Carlson would be more than a welcomed nominee for the highest office, as long as he remains unchanged in his truthful ways. Should I still be among the living and capable of supporting him, I would happily do so. As I look to him, Laura and Hannity for truth in learning of the daily events of our time. I am currently 71 years old with a heart condition which I have already surpassed the estimated existence of life with.To this was added a mild case of COPD two years ago. So in 2024 I would extremely happy to be able to cast my vote, let alone for such a candidate as Tucker Carlson. Though I would miss his daily reporting, I feel he and I are very much on the same wave lengths. I even starting to get excited with the very possibility.

  • PAULETTE says:

    IM SORRY I LIKE TRUCKER BUT THE LEFT WOULD EAT HIM FOR BREAKFAST

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