Fox Host Carlson calls Rauner a "Fake Republican Governor."
In recent shows, Fox News host Tucker Carlson has called out both Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and Chicago Mayor Democrat Rahm Emanuel for enacting policies that have contributed to a recent scourge in American elections – voting by illegal aliens.
In a March 7 “Tucker Carlson Tonight” covering the growing problem of illegals voting in local, state and federal elections, Carlson pointed to Illinois, calling it a “Democratic state with a fake Republican governor.”
Rauner earned Carlson's "fake Republican" label by signing legislation in August that protects illegals from enforcement of federal immigration laws, effectively turning Illinois into a sanctuary state. He has also signed other bills endorsed by the left.
And in an earlier episode of his show, Carlson targeted Mayor Rahm Emanuel, whose approval rating is in the dismal 25 percent range, for rolling out the city-issued ID card called CityKey. The card will allow illegals, protected under the sanctuary law, to register and vote.
State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), Rauner’s opponent in the Republican primary, has ripped into Rauner for signing the sanctuary legislation, and bills that expand taxpayer funded abortions, and permit individuals to change their biological sex on their birth certificates.
Most recently, Ives accused Emanuel and other Chicago Democrats for “breathtaking” hypocrisy over their relentless, and to date unsubstantiated, charges that President Donald Trump colluded with the Russians to manipulate the presidential elections results.
“Accepting the CityKey ID as a legitimate form of identification for voter registration is literally suborning voter fraud, and the political class in the sanctuary city of Chicago is brazen about this fact,” Ives was quoted as saying in a Chicago Tribune story covering a downtown news conference on the topic.
Appearing with Ives on Monday was Northwest Side 41st ward Ald. Anthony Napolitano, one of four alderman to vote against the CityKey ID.
Napolitano applauded Ives her “for having the backbone and the strength to do this.”
“I wish there were more elected officials that would come up, come out and stand up for what is right, and I commend her for that,” Napolitano was quoted as saying.
In his March 7 show, Carlson asked J. Christian Adams, president of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, in a discussion about fraudulent voting in Texas, why the legislature there doesn’t pass a law saying that you have to show you’re a citizen before you register.
Carlson noted that Texas has a real Republican governor, who would sign such a bill, unlike Illinois which has a “fake one.”
“They may do that in Texas,” Adams said. “That’s what Kansas did and that’s why Dechert (law firm Dechert LLP) along with the ACLU sued. Anybody who tries to do something about this is immediately attacked by the left.”