Democrat Strategist Claims Speaker Johnson ‘A Bigger Threat’ To U.S. ‘Than Al-Qaeda’; Johnson Responds
PASADENA, CA - JULY 29: James Carville speaks during his appearance at Politicon 2017 at Pasadena Convention Center on July 29, 2017 in Pasadena, California.
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Democratic strategist James Carville claimed during an interview late last week that Christian Republicans represented a greater threat to the U.S. than Islamic terrorists.

Carville made the remarks during an appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” while discussing new U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson.

“Mike Johnson and what he believes is one of the greatest threats we have today to the United States,” Carville claimed. “I promise you, I know these people.”

When asked by host Bill Maher if he was referring to “Christian nationalists,” Carville responded: “Absolutely, this is a bigger threat than al-Qaeda to this country.”

“And let me tell you something: The Speaker of the House, they got probably at least two Supreme Court justices, maybe more, don’t kid yourself,” he continued. “People in the press have no idea who this guy is, how he was formed, what the threat is, and this is a fundamental threat to the United States. It is a fundamental thing. [They] don’t believe in the Constitution. They’ll tell you that. Mike Johnson himself says what is democracy but two wolves and a lamb having lunch? That’s what they really, really, really believe.”

“And to say, ‘Oh, come on, man. It’s just some crazy s***.’ No, no. They believe that. And they’re coming and they’ve been doing it forever. They’re funded. They’re funded. They’re relentless and, you know, they probably won’t win for a while but they might. And if they do, the whole country blows a gasket.”

Johnson responded to the remarks in a post on his official government X account, saying that the Democratic Party should condemn Carville’s remarks.

“It’s twisted and shameful that a leading Democrat strategist says millions of Christians in America are a greater threat than foreign terrorists who murdered more than 3,000 Americans,” Johnson said. “The Democratic Party should condemn this. But they won’t.”

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