January 30th 2021, 11:47 am

“This is the most sweeping and audacious assault on civil liberties in American history,” he says.

Democrats, Big Tech, and their media lackeys are fomenting such deep division in American society that it’s destabilizing the country, according to Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

On this Friday show “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Carlson argued that the rhetoric spouted by the likes of former CIA Director John Brennan, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and others characterizing Republicans as “domestic extremists” is setting up a dangerous situation in the U.S.

“Within hours [of Joe Biden taking office], Democrats begin crushing even the mildest dissent. They shut down an entire social media company called Parler not because they did anything wrong, but similar because they couldn’t control it,” Carlson said.

“They couldn’t take the chance that somebody on Parler might criticize them so they eliminated it. They arrested a man, threw him in handcuffs because he made fun of Hillary Clinton on Twitter. That man is facing ten years in prison,” he said, referencing the case of a social media influencer in Florida arrested by the FBI earlier this week.

“Democrats then declared war on their rival political party, not a metaphorical war, but an actual one — with soldiers and paramilitary law enforcement in the world’s most dominant powerful intelligence agency.”

“They denounced Republicans … as dangerous terrorists, likened them to ISIS and Al Qaeda,” Carlson continued. “And, anyone who complained about this or fought back in any way was threatened with expulsion from Congress,” Carlson said.

“Nothing like that has ever taken place in this country before. This is the most sweeping and audacious assault on civil liberties in American history…The Democratic Party doesn’t exist to serve abstract principles of liberty or justice or the Bill of Rights.”

Carlson noted that the left’s irrational fear of Republicans seems to have only escalated since Donald Trump left the White House.

“Here’s the really interesting thing,” Carlson said. “They seem much more afraid now that Donald Trump has left office. With Donald Trump gone, they sense that a period of actual populism has begun, real populism, and they may be right.”