Tucker Carlson spent the majority of Friday interrogating Republican candidates for the party’s 2024 presidential nomination, including former UN ambassador Nikki Haley, the former governor of South Carolina who was the first to challenge her former employer, Donald Trump.
The Daily Signal reports that Carlson once asked Haley a direct query that “caught her off guard.”
During a discussion on climate change and energy policy, the former Fox News personality asked, “Who blew up the Nord Stream pipeline?”
In September 2022, an explosion destroyed a portion of the conduit that transported natural gas from Russia to Germany beneath the Baltic Sea.
“I don’t know, I mean, do you?” She said lightheartedly.
Carlson made a joke about there being evidence to support the Biden administration’s culpability, but the Pentagon, the White House, and other federal agencies have all denied involvement.
The earlier discussion focused on the environment and the natural resources necessary to sustain the American economy.
“You dealt with this question all the time at the UN, the question of, ‘how does the world respond to climate change?’” he began. “But there are really two questions. One, is the climate changing…but the deeper question is why? We had glaciers 10,000 years ago, the climate has always changed dramatically since the formation of the Earth.
“Do you think humans are causing this change, and do you think we can stop or slow it down? Is there actual evidence?” he asked directly.
Haley took a moment before responding to recover her breath.
“I mean….I don’t…” she began.
“Honestly, I don’t know how much is being changed or not, as much as I know that putting electric vehicles on the road is not the answer to what you’re doing,” she finally said.
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In order to obtain oil, the United States must presently travel “hat in hand” to Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Venezuela, she continued. This is the larger problem.
“We should be energy independent, no matter what. I don’t care what anybody says about the environment,” Haley said. “This is a national security threat of not having energy independence.”
Carlson and Haley also discussed the integrity of elections and the reform of the federal government.
“They are saying that Joe Biden got 81 million votes, and my question is: Do you accept that, and second, how do you think he did that?” Carlson asked.
“All I care about is changing that. We can’t afford a President Kamala Harris. I will say that over and over,” she responded, noting that the biggest takeaway from the 2020 election is that more states need to adopt voter ID laws.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“What I said in South Carolina is that if you’ve got to show a picture ID to buy Sudafed, if you’ve got to show a picture ID to board a plane, you have to show picture ID to protect the election process,” she said. CONTINUE READING…