A few days ago I saw a post on Facebook, whose source I don’t remember, that said something like, “Remember, you can vote socialism in, but you have to shoot your way out.” A true statement, as the current situation in Venezuela bears out. The question becomes, though, do the people of freedom-loving countries have a responsibility to help citizens of socialist hell-holes shoot their way out? Tucker Carlson, for one, answers that with a resounding, “No!” Tuesday evening on his show, the Fox News host went off on Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and other GOP members who are calling for the U.S. to militarily intervene in Venezuela.
After being asked by Fox New’s Neal Cavuto, “Do you think that our presence [in Venezuela] would make a difference, Scott responded in the affirmative. “Oh, absolutely! I was down on the Venezuelan border last Wednesday. This is just pure genocide. Maduro is killing his own citizens.”
When pressed on whether or not intervention in Venezuela is worth losing American lives over, Scott replied, “Neil, here’s what’s going to happen. We’re in the process. If we don’t win today, we’re going to have Syria in this hemisphere.”
It’s safe to say that Tucker Carlson does not agree with Scott because he spent a good chunk of his show rebuking any Republican on the Hill who advocates for military intervention in the South American nation.