In an interview conducted late last week, Democratic strategist James Carville asserted that Christian Republicans posed a more significant peril to the United States than Islamic militants.
During an appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Carville articulated these views in reference to the recently appointed 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. I promise you, I know these people.” Carville said.
Carville was then asked if he was referring to ‘christian nationalists,’ to which he 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. 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.” he continued.
Johnson stated on his official government X account in response to Carville’s remarks that the Democratic Party ought to condemn them.
Per @JamesCarville on #RTOvertime on CNN, @SpeakerJohnson “is one of the greatest threats we have today to the United States” and his beliefs are “a bigger threat than al Qaeda to this country…a fundamental threat to the United States.” pic.twitter.com/dPLe3IxLqj
— Brent Baker 🇺🇦 🇮🇱 (@BrentHBaker) December 2, 2023