October 16, 2021

Tucker Carlson DESTROYS Arkansas Gov. over transgender surgery bill veto

The phenomenon of woke political agendas making their way into corporate board rooms across the country has accelerated rapidly in recent months, and one governor may be about to learn the hard way that allowing such leftist demands to influence legislation can have career-ending consequences.

Amid a heated discussion over his veto of an Arkansas bill designed to ban gender-reassignment surgery and treatment for minors, Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson denied that corporate influence played any role in his decision, but that assertion was rapidly torn to shreds by Fox News host Tucker Carlson in a way that has completely destroyed the governor’s future political career. 

The controversy arose regarding a bill recently passed by the Arkansas state legislature designed to prohibit “gender-affirming” care such as hormone therapy and surgical intervention for those under 18 years of age, which Hutchinson subsequently vetoed, as the Associated Press noted. The Republican-controlled House and Senate, however, ultimately overrode that veto on Tuesday.

During an on-air segment with Carlson on Tuesday, Hutchinson discussed his position on the matter and in response to a question about his deliberative process, emphatically declared that he had not engaged in discussions with corporate elites headquartered in his state about their preferred action on the legislation, saying according to Fox News, “Tucker, I answered that question, and I said, no I have not.”

In apparent skepticism of Hutchinson’s disclaimer, Carlson on Wednesday revisited the governor’s claim and raised the issue of a statement issued by Tom Walton of the Walton Foundation, founded by the family of Walmart founders Sam and Helen Walton, in which the corporate scion asserted:

We are alarmed by the string of policy targeting LGBTQ people in Arkansas. This trend is harmful and sends the wrong message to those willing to invest in or visit our state.

We support Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s recent veto of discriminatory policy and implore government, business and community leaders to consider the impact of existing and future policy that limits basic freedoms and does not promote inclusiveness in our communities and economy.

Carlson took the opportunity to blast Hutchinson, saying, “we had to take his word for it. He was very emphatic. It looks like, how to we put this, lying,” adding, “The day we spoke to him, in fact, the Walton family endorsed his decision to veto the bill that had passed the legislature – not just any family, the richest family in the world and of course, the most powerful family in the state of Arkansas.”

Further casting doubt on the truth of Hutchinson’s denial of corporate influence on his executive decision, Carlson said that he had spoken with a source close to the governor who said that the term-limited politician “would very much like a board seat” with the Bentonville, Arkansas retail behemoth once he leaves office.

If the scenario Carlson described is correct, the events in Arkansas present yet another example of gross corporate overreach into the legislative realm in an attempt to project woke values on a largely reluctant American electorate, akin to the decision made by Major League Baseball to pull its All-Star Game out of Atlanta in protest of Georgia’s voter integrity law as a means to appease far-left activists.

By exposing the apparent willingness of the Arkansas governor to acquiesce to pressure from corporate leaders desperate to court the most radical of voices, Carlson has hopefully not only dealt a serious blow to Hutchinson’s future political aims, but has also put others on notice that such ideological malleability comes at very real professional risk.

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6 months ago

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Randy Justice (@guest_1203585)
6 months ago

Arkansas can do better than this clown, I know that the people of Arkansas are much smarter than that !!!! Just how did this fool get elected in the first place ???Well, at least there are enough rational people there to override this retard’s veto !!!! KUDOS !!!

alicia cervera (@guest_1203606)
Reply to  Randy Justice
6 months ago

I dont know how the dems scoundrels always get elected to posts, must be with the aid of dominion and other cheating tricks.

Kat (@guest_1204765)
Reply to  alicia cervera
6 months ago

This is the Democrat way-vote early, vote often and vote even if you’re dead.

hunter james (@guest_1204179)
Reply to  Randy Justice
6 months ago

Those inbred sister-loving nitwits voted for Klintoon.
‘nuf said.

Brigit (@guest_1205175)
Reply to  hunter james
6 months ago

You are repulsive.

DAN (@guest_1203587)
6 months ago

yippee ki yay TUCKER!!!

Richard Warke (@guest_1203590)
6 months ago

Even though Tucker does great work and is one of the very few people in media that routinely goes after those who are destroying America, there is not a snowball’s chance in hell that genetic defective governor – or the likes of Newsom, Widmer and other fellow travelers – will ever be brought to justice.

Frank (@guest_1203592)
6 months ago

Praise the Lord..the governors veto was overridden.

Jay (@guest_1203593)
6 months ago

Perhaps Sarah Sanders can correct the craziness when she becomes Governor in the next election cycle for Governor of Arkansas?? Thanks to Carlson as usual for bring the facts to light!

NoName (@guest_1204633)
Reply to  Jay
6 months ago

If I was a resident of Arkansas, she would have my vote, for sure. (Oh, maybe we could slip our illegal voting in there, for her to win!!)

Brigit (@guest_1205178)
Reply to  Jay
6 months ago

I’m going to vote for her; I’ve already donated to her campaign.

Daniel C Moore (@guest_1203594)
6 months ago

The fact that Walton agreed with the Gov veto does not mean that the gov had discussed it with him beforehand. Tucker Carlson states an opinion and then treats it as fact. It is just his opinion and this is dishonesty.

Greenlight (@guest_1203612)
Reply to  Daniel C Moore
6 months ago

Even if this was true (which I doubt there wasn’t more conversation) what about the board seat you desire you conveniently ignored? These maneuverings go on all too frequently in government. This one got caught with his hand in the cookie jar.

Anita Garcia (@guest_1203753)
Reply to  Daniel C Moore
6 months ago

Tucker Carlson is not dishonest

Brigit (@guest_1205193)
Reply to  Anita Garcia
6 months ago

I don’t think he does either; if he misspoke, or made a mistake, he will admit it.

Greenlight (@guest_1203604)
6 months ago

Keep it up exposing all these two-faced scumbags only interested in their own pocket Tucker.

Madelyn Ann Terreri (@guest_1203617)
6 months ago

Hurrah for Tucker! He backs America and goes after those un AMERICAN leftist jerks! Him and a few others tell it like it is! You go Tucker! God bless and America!!!!

Phil (@guest_1203624)
6 months ago

Purged by google twice….
When do real Americans get rights back

Vietnam vet (@guest_1203643)
Reply to  Phil
6 months ago

Phil: When “Lexington & Concord” are no longer
just a re-enactments done for tourist on a day
that was the birth of this nation that now is
slowly dying…

Ralph (@guest_1203633)
6 months ago

Why do the American people keep electing these MORONS?

Tajmo (@guest_1203692)
Reply to  Ralph
6 months ago

the american people don’t elect anyone anymore…..does’nt matter who you vote for; what matters is THE PEOPLE WHO COUNT THE VOTES…….

Junius (@guest_1204607)
Reply to  Tajmo
6 months ago

What also matters is who selects the Candidates. That is how we ended up with so many RINOS, in local and State Governments. South Carolina is a good example of this. We had Niki Halley, Gowdy and many more who have fleeced the Taxpayers, locally, State and Country wide!

Jan (@guest_1203739)
Reply to  Ralph
6 months ago

Because those voting for these morons, are morons. No smarts.

Brigit (@guest_1205181)
Reply to  Ralph
6 months ago

I don’t think we are…I know a lot of Democrats, none of them voted for Biden…some of them even voted for Trump to keep Biden from winning…some simply did not vote, because they didn’t like either candidate.
We are being cheated out of our votes. I don’t know how the Dems are doing it, but they are cheating, big time.

Gary m (@guest_1203690)
6 months ago

I don’t know why people can’t seem to get it through their heads that this is not about voter integrity, it is about taking 100 million dollars out of a red state, and putting it in a blue state. The voting laws in these states are almost the same , so what is the real reason….. money. To keep a red state from getting 100 million dollars, and move it to a blue state to support democrat politicians. Everything else is a smoke screen.

DonRS (@guest_1203725)
6 months ago

Ambition is an integral part of all politicians. However, some, like Asa Hutchinson, think they are dealing with a typical uninformed, resource constrained voter when they choose to LIE DIRECTLY to one’s face.

Gov. Hutchinson has proven to be a flake on too many issues, yet he has been able to fool Arkansas voters into believing he is a conservative, which he is not.

Sam Walton would most certainly NOT PUT UP with the disgraceful behavior of his indoctrinated and propagandized children!

Gary m (@guest_1203948)
6 months ago

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6 months ago

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