Fox News’s Tucker Carlson was briefly enrolled at Collège du Léman, a boarding school in Switzerland, but he has said that he was “kicked out.” Vice President Kamala Harris attended Westmount High School when she lived in Montreal from 1978-1981, but Carlson claims that she’s “not from this country in that sense.”
We’ve heard all of this before. When Barack Obama was elected, there was a furious reaction from conservatives. Some claimed that our country’s first Black President wasn’t legitimately in office because he was born in Kenya. Obama, of course, was born in Hawaii in 1961. Leading the racist attack against Obama was Donald J. Trump, who now claims that President Joe Biden isn’t a legitimate President.
And now, Carlson just took a birther jab at Harris, the first woman, the first woman of color, the first South Asian and first Black American ever to be elected vice president of the U.S., according to HuffPost.
“The one thing we know for sure about Kamala Harris is we should all be very, very grateful to have her because she’s historic for reasons that no one ever explains,” Carlson said.
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“But there’s a lot we don’t know about Kamala Harris,” Carlson insisted. “Most people probably don’t know she really grew up in Canada, where she went to high school. She’s not from this country in that sense, or she’s certainly also from Canada.”
“Why haven’t we heard that?” he added.
Tucker claims the VP “is not from this country in that sense” because she went to high school in Canada pic.twitter.com/ASBvUH1mua
— Acyn (@Acyn) November 16, 2021
Huh. Oddly, Carlson never launched a birther attack against Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Calgary, Canada, in 1970. But he went after Harris, who was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Tucker Carlson was also born and raised in San Francisco. Conservatives have turned into conspiracy theorists. When the tea party launched an attack on Obama, suggesting that he wasn’t an American, it was pretty bad. But now, a good portion of the Republican party has turned into election truthers, too. And the reason they do this is because they have nothing substantial to offer.