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Tucker Carlson Commends Bernie Sanders, AOC for Loan Shark Prevention Act: ‘Indisputably Right’

Tucker Carlson tonight made it clear he still considers Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “demagogues” and “childish socialists,” but he commended them for an issue they’re focusing on this week.

This week Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez introduced legislation called the Loan Shark Prevention Act, which would, in part, cap credit card interest rates at 15 percent.

“For a lot of people, that would make a huge difference,” Carlson said.

He elaborated:

“No doubt many Republicans in Congress will oppose this bill, if only because of who sponsored it. Bernie Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez are obviously demagogues. They don’t mean half of what they say, the other half they don’t really understand. They’re not impressive. But on this one issue, they are absolutely, indisputably right. There’s a reason why the world’s great religions condemn usury, and why societies have restricted it for thousands of years. High interest rates exploit the weak. Credit card debt destroys people––not just chronically irresponsible people, but good people, decent people. Probably some people you know. Maybe a lot of people you know. What the banks are doing is disgusting and it’s wrong. So the real question is why did it fall to a couple of childish socialists to point this out?”

He said this shouldn’t even be a liberal issue when Republicans have supported similar legislation in the past. But now, he added, they’re “siding with big banks over their voters.”

You can watch above, via Fox News.

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