House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) are calling for a probe into whether the NSA looked at Tucker Carlson’s emails, as has been alleged, and whether they are looking improperly into the private communications of other Americans — something that is completely against what they are supposed to be doing.
Carlson supported that call last night on his show, saying the surveillance needed to stop and that the NSA basically didn’t deny the accusation that they looked at his emails.
But then he took direct aim at Joe Biden, pointing out his prior position versus what Carlson believed Biden was doing or allowing to happen now.
Biden actually expressed concerns about the surveillance state in the past, Carlson pointed out.
“I don’t have to listen to your phone calls to know what you are doing. If I know every single phone call you made, I am able to determine every single person you talk to. I can get a pattern about your life that is very, very intrusive,” Biden told CBS News in 2006.
Biden said at the time he would explicitly not trust that “the president and the vice president … were doing the right thing” – referring to Republicans George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.
“It never is justified except in cases when national security is threatened – Liberals used to understand that,” Carlson said in characterizing Biden’s then-moderate view on the issue.
Gaetz said that the NSA statement was “so couched” that it was essentially an admission.
So what is this all about?
Carlson expressed his concern that now Biden has turned that security state on people that he had wrongly defined as “extremists” and is wrongly defining political opponents as extremists in order to deal with their opposition.
“Joe Biden is in charge of the national security apparatus, and his administration has it turned on Americans who he has redefined as combatants domestic terrorists, and White supremacists. Where does this go from here?” Carlson said. “We think we know and we are deeply concerned about it”
While the question has been highlighted because it involves Tucker Carlson, if it can happen to Tucker Carlson, it can happen to anyone. As I previously pointed out, the NSA response was so not a denial, that it sparked a lot of questions about how crafted it actually was. Unfortunately, without GOP control of the House, the Democrats are going to shut down any real inquiry into what’s going on. But we shouldn’t stop asking the question and this highlights again how important it is to get back power from these people. It’s not just about getting Joe Biden out of there; it’s all the ugliness like this that he and his handlers carry with them that is so antithetical to American freedom and justice and needs to be stopped.