Tucker: Why libs are mad about census citizenship question


GO TO D.C. AND CHECK IN WITH TUCKER CARLSON COMING UP NEXT. ♪>>Tucker: GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO “TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT.” THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT TODAY ANNOUNCED CHANGES TO THE CENSUS. ORDINARILY THAT WOULD NOT BE A VERY BIG DEAL. STARTING IN TWO YEARS RESPOND DENTS WILL BE ASKED IF THEY ARE U.S. CITIZENS. THAT QUESTION HAS BEEN ASKED ON CENSUS FORMS IN YEARS PAST AND OBVIOUS QUESTIONS FOR ASKING IT. CONSTITUTION REQUIRES IT IS TO APPORTION CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS SO AMERICANS WITH CAN VOTE FOR REPRESENTATIVES. ONLY U.S. CITIZENS ARE ALLOWED TO VOTE IN FEDERAL ELECTIONS SO IT MIGHT BE NICE TO KNOW HOW MANY LIVE IN THIS COUNTRY. SOUND REASONABLE TO YOU? EVEN BORING? ARE YOU STILL AWAKE. IF NOT YOU ARE NOT A PROFESSIONAL OUTRAGE MERCHANT. THE LEFT CAME CLOSE TO LOSING CONSCIOUSNESS TODAY OVER THIS IDEA. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF CALIFORNIA JAVIER BECERRA SAYS HE WILL CHOOSE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OVER THIS CHANGE. BECERRA SAYS ASKING PEOPLE WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE CITIZENS IS SOMEHOW UNCONSTITUTIONAL. WATCH.>>GIVEN THE WAY THAT THIS ADMINISTRATION HAD ATTACKED IMMIGRANTS, YOU CAN UNDERSTAND WHY IMMIGRANT FAMILIES WOULD BE AFRAID TO FILL OUT THE CENSUS QUESTIONNAIRE. IN OUR LAWSUIT WE ARGUE THIS DECISION BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION VIOLATES THE CONSTITUTION AND FEDERAL LAW.>>Tucker: WELL ARI BURMAN OF JAVIER MAGAZINE. HE GOT SO WORKED UP ABOUT THE CENSUS QUESTION HE DESCRIBED THE CHANGE AS, QUOTE: A HUGE CRISIS FOR DEMOCRACY. OH, COME ON. NOBODY ACTUALLY BELIEVES THAT NOBODY BELIEVES THE LINES LIKE THAT EVEN THE RED-FACED PEOPLE WHO SCREAM THEM. THE LEFT DOESN’T CARE ABOUT WHAT IS OR WHAT IS NOT DID YOU WATCH THE GUN MARCH THIS WEEKEND? OBVIOUSLY THEY DON’T CARE. A CRISIS FOR DEMOCRACY? IF YOU REALLY CARED ABOUT DEMOCRACY, REPRESENTATIVE OF DEMOCRACY, YOU WOULD BE VIGILANT ABOUT PREVENTING VOTER FRAUD THE LEFT ABETS IT IN STATE AFTER STATE INCLUDING IN CALIFORNIA SO ILLEGALS GET DRIVERS LICENSE SO THEY CAN REGISTER TO VOTE. DEMOCRACY, PLEASE. THEY HATE THE FACT YOU TOOK SOME OF THEIR POWER BY VOTING FOR DONALD TRUMP. THEY WANT IT BACK BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. THAT’S WHAT THIS IS ABOUT OBVIOUSLY. CAESAR VARGAS AN ATTORNEY AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT. HE JOINS US.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.>>Tucker: COUNTING CITIZENS ASKING WHETHER THEY ARE CONTINUES HOW COULD THAT BE CONSTITUTIONAL WHEN THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES YOU COUNT YOUR CITIZENS?>>WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION. AND REPUBLICANS AND CONSERVATIVES ARE ALL ABOUT THE ORIGINAL INTENT, THE FOUNDING MEANING OF THE CONSTITUTION. WELL, THE CONSTITUTION EXPLICITLY STATES THAT WE NEED AN ACTUAL ENUMERATION. IN OTHER WORDS, AN ACTUAL COUNT OF THE WHOLE PERSONS IN EACH STATE. NEVER SAID ANYTHING ABOUT IMMIGRATION STATUS. NEVER SAID ANYTHING. THE PURPOSE IS TO COUNT EVERYONE IN THE UNITED STATES REGARDLESS OF IMMIGRATION STATUS. SO THAT’S PERFECT. AS A PERSON OF WHO APPROVES OF ORIGINAL INTENT, YOU WOULD UNDERSTAND THAT THAT WE WOULD NEED TO COUNT EVERYTHING AND ABIDE BY THE CONSTITUTION.>>Tucker: HOLD ON.>>CONSTITUTION AT THIS MOMENT.>>Tucker: I KNOW YOU ARE LECTURING ME ON THE CONSTITUTION. BUT DOES THIS CHANGE, SAY, THAT YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO COUNT PEOPLE WHO ARE NONCITIZENS? NO. IT SAYS TAKE A COUNT. IT’S ONE OF THE MANY QUESTIONS. THE CONSTITUTION BY THE WAY SINCE I KNOW YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH IT DOESN’T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT COUNTING PEOPLE BY RACE. THE CENSUS DOES THAT. SHOULD WE NOT ASK WHAT PEOPLE’S RACE.>>UNDER THIS ADMINISTRATION WE HAVE BEEN VERY CLEAR ABOUT IT’S ABOUT TARGETING IMMIGRANTS.>>Tucker: HOLD ON, SLOW DOWN. WAIT, HOLD ON. I’M NOT GOING TO LET YOU READ YOUR BUMPER STICKER. STOP, STOP YOU, STOP. I WANT YOU TO ANSWER MY QUESTION BECAUSE I THINK IT’S A FAIR QUESTION. YOU DON’T THINK THAT THE CENSUS FORM OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO ASK PEOPLE WHETHER THEY ARE HERE ILLEGALLY OR CITIZENS OR NOT. OKAY. YOU DO THINK IT OUGHT TO BE ALLOWED TO ASK THEM WHAT THEIR GENETIC MAKEUP IS? WHAT THEIR RACE IS? WHY?>>WE SHOULD HAVE A VERY SIMPLE DOCUMENT THAT SAYS HEY, HOW MANY PEOPLE LIVE IN YOUR HOME. HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE IN THE FATE? I THINK THAT’S SIMPLE. I’M NOT PUTTING ASIDE THE POLITICS ABOUT.>>Tucker: HOLD ON. I’M NOT GOING TO LET YOU DODGE IT A THIRD TIME. HOLD ON. WHAT ABOUT THEIR RACE? THE CENSUS ASKS WHAT YOUR RACE IS I THINK IT’S CREEPY AS HELL TO BE HONEST BECAUSE YOUR RACE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANY CHOICE THAT YOU MADE. SOMETHING YOU ARE BORN WITH YOU ABOUT THE CENSUS ASKS IT AND IT ASKS IT BECAUSE THE LEFT DEMANDS IT ASKS IT. DO YOU THINK THE CENSUS OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO ASK RACE.>>I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE SIMPLE COUNT. NO. MAYBE WE SHOULDN’T HAVE. HOW MANY PEOPLE LIVE IN YOUR HOUSE? THAT’S IT. WHAT’S WHAT THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES. IT’S ALL ABOUT ALLOCATION AND REPRESENTATION.>>Tucker: WHAT ABOUT MALE OR FEMALE. IS THAT UNCONSTITUTIONAL, TOO.>>I THINK IF A PERSON WANTS TO DESIGNATE I’M A MALE OR FEMALE, LET THEM ANSWER THAT QUESTION.>>Tucker: HOLD ON. THAT WASN’T THE QUESTION. THE CENSUS ASKS ARE AMMAN OR ARE THE CENSUS ASKS ARE AMMAN OR ARY THE CENSUS ASKS ARE AMMAN OR ARU A MAN OR WOMAN. NON-HISPANIC WHITE. AFRICAN-AMERICAN, ARE YOU INDIAN. NOW IT’S GOING TO ASK ARE YOU A CITIZEN. ONLY ONE OF THOSE QUESTIONS BOTHERS YOU NOT BECAUSE OF THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF IT BUT BECAUSE YOU THINK IT MIGHT DILUTE THE POLITICAL POWER OF ILLEGAL ALIENS. LET’S STOP PRETENDING IT’S ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION EYE AGREE IT SHOULD BE COUNTING PEOPLE NOT ON. VOTING POWER. THE CENSUS.>>Tucker: DO YOU KNOW WHAT? LET’S TAKE THE RACE QUESTIONS OFF.>>THE CONSTITUTION SAYS HEY WE NEED TO COUNT PEOPLE. IF YOU ARE A MALE TORE FEMALE, GREAT. WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT REPRESENTATION.>>Tucker: WHAT DO YOU MEAN GREAT? SLOW DOWN. WHY IS IT A DIFFERENCE? IT’S A DIFFERENT STORY BECAUSE YOU THINK IT MIGHT DILUTE THE POLITICAL POWER OF ILLEGAL ALIENS WHO I COULD ADD, I’M NOT A LAWYER LIKE YOU, SHOULDN’T BE HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE. BUT YOU ARE NOT BOTHERED BY SEX OR RACE. SO LET’S JUST STOP PRETENDING. LET’S DROP THE THAT SAD AND STOP PLAYING THE STUPID GAME WHERE WE PRETEND IT’S ABOUT YOUR CONCERNS ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION OF A COUNTRY THAT YOU ARE NOT EVEN ALLOWED TO BE IN BECAUSE I THINK YOU ARE HERE ILLEGALLY, TOO. IT’S ABOUT PURE POLITICAL POWER. IT’S ABOUT ONE SIDE TRYING TO TAKE BACK POWER FROM THE OTHER. AND LIKE LET’S BE ADULTS

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