Democratic Congressman Bests Tucker Carlson in Heated Russia Debate
On Thursday night, Tucker Carlson faced off against Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) in a fiery conversation about the ongoing Russia investigation.
After Carlson shared a recent report that the Russian company that took over 20% of America’s uranium wrongfully exported its supply to other countries in Europe, Maloney said that we should “look into it,” but Carlson argued that it already has been looked at.
“I’m agreeing with you that we should look into it,” Maloney repeated. “I’m not sure what your point is.”
“My point is I don’t think you’re concerned at all,” Carlson alleged.
“I just said I was!” Maloney shot back. “I just said that I’m concerned and we should investigate it.”
The Fox News host then criticized the congressman for not following the story like he has despite the Democrats’ concerns over Russia.
“I’m sorry you’re upset that I’m agreeing with you that we should look into it,” Maloney reacted. “I don’t know if we can walk and chew gum at the same time and in the week when we’ve had indictments and confessions of guilt relating to Russian influence and money laundering and the rest. And as you’ve pointed out — the influence of foreign lobbying by government officials. I’m not sure if it’s the only thing we should look at but I agree with you.”
Carlson suggested to Maloney that he should demand his colleagues disclose any meetings they have with foreign lobbyists, something Maloney said he’d ban altogether.
“I don’t think there should be any foreign lobbying by governments and members of Congress. It should be illegal,” Maloney elaborated. “And people shouldn’t get paid money by foreign governments to lobby members of Congress. I’d ban it. If members of Congress want to talk with government officials, that’s fine — they should, but we shouldn’t have lobbyist get paid for that. Let’s ban it.”
Caught off-guard, Carlson agreed.
They then butted heads about the Russia investigation where Carlson dismissed the severity of the alleged collusion made by Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, but Maloney compared it to actions taken by Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner during the election.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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