Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson went scorched earth on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, calling him “an instrument of the Left.”
Carlson said that McConnell reportedly played a role in the Elizabeth Dole Foundation cutting ties with the man originally hired to plan former Senator Bob Dole’s funeral.
The event planner, Tim Unes, is the founder and president of Event Strategies Inc. which helped to plan the pro-Trump rally which took place ahead of the January 6th protest at the U.S. Capitol.
Carlson explained how McConnell used his political powers to target Unes, a beloved Bob Dole event planner, because he helped organize a Trump event back in January.
“If you don’t live in D.C. you probably have not heard the name. This is a Republican event planner in Washington and organized appearances for Bob Dole. When Dole died he was the obvious choice to manage the funeral and he would have done that if Mitch McConnell had not gotten involved,” Carlson began.
“Mitch McConnell is the Republican leader of the U.S. Senate but on the issues that matter Mitch McConnell is an instrument of the left. Mcconnell knew that Tim helped organize Donald Trump’s political rally in Washington. There was nothing illegal about that. It’s a constitutionally protected behavior,” he added.
“The partisan lunatics on the January 6th committee objected to this and Mitch McConnell took their side as he has from the beginning. He convinced the dole family to cancel Tim’s contract and he made sure the story made the “New York Times” and knew this piece would destroy Tim’s life and it will. It will mean no more corporate clients and no more business and no more income for Tim. Even by Mitch McConnell’s standards of viciousness, this was a cruel thing to do. It was crushing the weak on behalf of the strong and for no real reason but simply because he doesn’t like Trump,” he continued.
“This is hardly something that Mitch McConnell has done something vicious. Going forward we will tell you about it. Why wouldn’t we? If you wondered why there is a massive disconnect between Republicans and legislators who represent them. Ask the people who raise money on the Republican side. A group that raises the most money is involved in Senate races and in Ohio and running ads against a candidate Vance because 5 years ago he criticized President Trump. He no longer does,” he said.
“What is interesting at the same time they are going after Vance for criticizing Trump, they were criticizing Trump and more aggressively than Vance did. Here’s the president of the club for growth taking credit for Trump’s declining poll numbers in Iowa,” Carlson said.