Fox News host Tucker Carlson did not hold back in his criticism of Utah GOP Gov. Spencer Cox after sharing his “preferred pronouns,” a construct of the left, during an event last year.
“My preferred pronouns are he, him, and his. So thank you for sharing yours with me,” Cox said during a virtual town hall event after he was asked what they were.
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Carlson responded by labeling the governor “a cut-rate Gavin Newsom imitator” that “is a former telecom executive who always seems like he’s auditioning for the title of America’s guiltiest White guy.”
“What a creepy guy,” Carlson said. “Spencer Cox identifies as a male, at least to some limited extent. Cox could’ve cleared up that mystery a lot more quickly simply by declaring, ‘I’m a man.’ Instead, he went full hostage video.”
“What exactly is the market for superfluous pronouns in Utah?” Carlson continued. “Pretty limited. You would think most people in Utah don’t need be told, yet somehow Spencer Cox is their governor.”
As per The Daily Wire, here are some notable responses:
- Allie Beth Stuckey, podcast host: “AbsoLUTEly not.”
- Mark Hemingway, Real Clear Investigations: “What on earth is he doing.”
- Stephen Miller, former Trump advisor: “Adults have duty to provide children with stability and security. The effort by ‘adults’ in authority positions to convince children they aren’t really boys and girls but must uncover their true gender—then seek drugs and surgery to conform to that gender—is sinister child abuse.”
- Steve Deace, podcast host: “Getting some real Chester the Molester energy from this one.”
Cox angered conservatives last month after he vetoed a bill aimed at protecting girls from having to compete against biological males in girls’ sports.
After the state legislature passed the legislation, Cox “quickly denounced the bill after it passed,” The New York Times . “He had met with lawmakers weeks earlier and expressed his support for creating a commission of experts who would determine eligibility in individual cases.”
Cox then vetoed the bill, but the legislature managed to override it with a two-thirds majority.