Tucker Carlson’s interview with South Carolina Senator Tim Scott (R) at the 2023 FAMiLY Leader Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, Friday started off the faith-based conference with a bang.
“Isn’t it good to be in a nation where you are free to praise the Lord?” said Scott to a sold-out crowd.
The stage was set with chairs for both Carlson and Scott, but Scott spent a good portion of the interview standing, working the stage, and speaking directly to the audience rather than directly to Carlson.
Scott earned laughter and the applause of the audience joking about appointing Carlson his future “Bye-Bye Ambassador.” Scott was referring to Carlson suggesting people in the country illegally could be rounded up and “dropped off in Tijuana.”
Scott dodged some of Carlson’s pointed questions on the war between Ukraine and Russia, but was adamant about keeping U.S. soldiers at home.
“We should never allow American soldiers to be engulfed into the challenge between Ukraine and Russia. Our boots on the ground should not be there.”
Scott similarly deflected Carlson’s question about sending cluster bombs to Ukraine, saying only that such a move would not be necessary if he were president.
“Totally with you,” Scott said, responding to Carlson’s…