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Tucker Carlson’s bizarre defense of George Santos includes volleyball & eggs

Tucker Carlson speaking with attendees at the 2018 Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Tucker Carlson speaking with attendees at the 2018 Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Photo: Gage Skidmore

Anti-LGBTQ+ Fox News troll Tucker Carlson attempted to mock the mainstream media for its coverage of the many lies of gay Rep. George Santos (R-NY) by focusing almost exclusively on the fact that Santos lied about playing college volleyball.

Santos has lied about virtually every aspect of his life and is currently under investigation for allegedly violating campaign finance laws. Many former roommates have accused him of stealing, he has been investigated for alleged check fraud in Brazil, and he has even been accused of stealing money from the veterinary fund of a dying dog.

Carson didn’t mention any of this and instead tried to make the media seem ridiculous for caring about Santos’s volleyball lie.

“We haven’t watched a ton of cable news recently, but we assumed with mass layoffs underway across the US economy, an egg shortage, crumbling cities, the prospect of a third world war looming on the near horizon, we assumed we knew what the other channels would be covering because there are an awful lot of threats out there,” Carlson began.

“What we didn’t know until we tuned in to MSNBC and CNN the other day is that all of those threats go by a single name. And that name is Mr. George Santos.”

Carlson said those channels act like Santos is “9/11 in human form.”

“Nothing will ever be the same now that George Santos is here,” he said sarcastically. “You will never forget the moment when you first saw George Santos. Where were you when George Santos was elected? It’s a story you will tell your grandchildren.”

“It’s not just that George Santos claimed that he once played volleyball in college. It’s worse than that. Indescribably worse. George Santos told other people out loud – and CNN can exclusively confirm this – that he had a volleyball scholarship, perhaps the most coveted credential in collegiate sports. But he didn’t. It was all a facade.”

“It was a tissue of lies constructed to deceive the American people. There was no volleyball scholarship. There was not a single dollar of volleyball scholarship. George Santos made it all up out of whole cloth, out of thin air. George Santos is an ersatz volleyball player. A fraud, a ghoul. People voted for this man believing he had played collegiate volleyball on a scholarship and he hadn’t.”

“And yet tonight ladies and gentlemen, this thief of volleyball glory strides the halls of the United States Congress unimpeded by law enforcement. It’s like another insurrection.”

Carlson tried to point out the ridiculousness of the lie by implying that it wouldn’t have changed anyone’s vote if they knew he hadn’t played volleyball, and also that he lied about working at Citibank. But his myriad of other lies have led voters to want him out.

A recent Newsday-Siena College poll found that 78 percent of voters in Santos’s district think he should resign, including 71 percent of Republicans. Six Republican congresspeople from New York and the Nassau County Republican Party have also called on him to resign.

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