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On Wednesday night I guest-hosted for Tucker on a busy evening, starting with the Tijuana caravan's plan for a "human stampede" at the southern border. Joining me to discuss the issue was Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach:
"I guarantee that if President Trump made a national appeal to sheriff's departments across the country," Kobach said. "I guarantee that there would be hundreds of deputies, hundreds of sheriff's departments saying yes, we will help."
Steyn pointed out the "obvious contradiction" in highly-enforced laws governing Americans and border laws, which are often sparsely enforced at best.
Stating that the approaching caravans are a "general mix of illegal aliens," not a "mass of people who are fleeing oppression," Kobach said that most will "do what they were planning on anyway" and sneak across when they realize they are unlikely to get asylum.
"There are actually more immigration laws than any functioning society would need," Steyn pointed out. "It's the fact that there's not the political will to enforce the immigration laws that's the issue."
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Next up was Professor Jonathan Turley on Chief Justice Roberts' defense of the federal judiciary. As I observed afterwards, while courthouses are legislating, legislatures are holding trials: it's almost as if everyone's holding the constitution upside down:
Later, Nigel Farage checked in from London to take a dim view of the House of Saud:
We'll post any more video as we get it. You can see the full show here. While we're at it, NewsBusters noted that Tuesday's show was the only news program to comment on the federal court ruling that a law against female genital mutilation is "unconstitutional":
As of noon on November 21, Fox News's Tucker Carlson Tonight remained the only televised news show to have covered the ruling. In a news brief on the court's decision, stand-in host Mark Steyn remarked: "While the federal govenment may be able to force you to buy health insurance, it can't bar adults from scarring children in ways they will live with for the rest of their lives."
You can see that segment here.
Oh, and also from Tuesday's show - Tammy Bruce and I on identity-politics infighting among the women's march:
~As I've said before, the only thing a guest-host has to do is hold the audience. So I was gratified to see that Wednesday's show was the Number Three primetime cable show and that we helped Fox win the night, more than doubled Anderson Cooper's audience and had over half-a-million up on Chris Hayes. Thank you to all who tuned in.
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See you Thursday evening for the next thrilling episode of The Scarlet Pimpernel and Friday on the radio.