Being a congresswoman, you would think that Maria Salazar (R-FL) would know what she was talking about when it comes to current events that the U.S. is involved in. But, sadly, that’s not the case. Tucker Carlson destroyed Salazar on her own bill recently on his show “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
Salazar said that she supported a no-fly zone in Ukraine because it would provide support for the Ukrainian people who are in a conflict with Russia. Obviously, not understanding the ramifications of what a “No fly zone” actually is, Salazar tried to explain her position, but then backtracked when pressed on the issue.
Carlson asked, “So, since you’ve called for war with Russia, how do you think that war, once it begins, would play out?”
Salazar answers, “I think that’s a hypothetical question, I think we should concentrate, Tucker, on what Zelensky [Ukrainian President] asked Congress today…”
Tucker immediately interrupted Salazar saying that Salazar called to shoot down Russian planes, and Salazar told Tucker that the comment was taken out of context, declaring that she did not mean that.
Salazar reiterated her position, “And my position is that we should not take a no-fly zone off the table. But before that, that’s two, we have to do one. And one is to give Zelensky exactly what he’s asking for. No troops on the ground, let’s give him the Mig’s and the S300’s, what he needs to defend his own air space so he will create his own no fly zone.”
Tucker explained again that Zelensky was requesting that the U.S. create the no-fly zone, and Salazar again said that it shouldn’t be off the table. Salazar tried to turn the tables, asking Tucker what should be done. Tucker responded that as a U.S. government and U.S. Representative, we should be acting in the best interest of the United States.
Things didn’t get any better when Salazar tried to lecture Tucker on communism and mentioned Fidel Castro.
The exchange went on for several more minutes until the issue of the southern border came up.
Tucker noted that Salazar’s legislation called for amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, which it does.
The Dignity Act says, “The Dignity Proposal considers that the majority of the undocumented population may not be looking for a citizenship-or-nothing deal, but would likely be content with the opportunity to live in the U.S. legally, work and pay taxes”
What the Dignity Act would do is give illegal immigrants the freedom to come and go at will and also work in the U.S.
Salazar also said, “I am for all the technology we could find so we can secure the border. All the military, veterans, the police forces that we could hire so we could secure and seal the border not only for people, but fentanyl and child sex traffickers.”
Salazar continued, “So as I told you, the bill is right there. It’s technology, it’s not so simple as to say we’re going to put this or that, it’s a series of technicalities of technology that we need to use.”
The back and forth on key issues in Salazar’s own bill shouldn’t give anyone confidence that Salazar believes in her own legislation.